Four focus groups were held within the framework of the project “HERo – New narratives towards a gender equal society”
In December 2020, within the framework of the project “HERo - New narratives towards a gender equal society”, four online focus groups were held on strengthening cooperation to promote the gender agenda through the media, the education sector, government bodies and civil society. The focus groups were attended by members of the Transversal National Board, government and media representatives, educators, experts from four sectors and the project team.
“HERo” is implemented by the Public Organization “Social Technologies Agency” (Kyrgyz Republic) and the Center for Creative Development “Danilo Dolci” (Italy) with financial support from the European Union.
“HERo - New narratives towards a gender equal society” is aimed at supporting transformation of deeply entrenched patriarchal behavioral attitudes in society by fighting against the spread of gender and social discrimination in education, mass media, and applying an effective and productive response to gender-based discrimination, in line with Sustainable Development Goal 5.
The project awants to support government bodies, civil society organizations, education institutions and the media in promoting gender equality and preventing gender discrimination, and disseminating positive gender narratives at all levels of society.
The consultations were held to identify the needs for raising and awareness of gender equality issues, mastering skills and applying standards and tools of gender-sensitive journalism, in the education sector, government bodies, and civil society.
Based on the results of the consultations, a report on the training needs of target groups will be developed, on the basis of which trainings on raising and awareness of gender equality issues will be developed and conducted for representatives of all 4 directions.