Youth Participation Toolkit - Taking action on Gender

History, culture, tradition, or political and economic circumstances are just some of the reasons why girls and young women, continue to face disadvantage, inequality, exploitation and violence.

Girls and young women often face additional challenges because of their gender. Gender inequality can prevent young people, particularly young women from achieving their fullest potential in life and from enjoying their basic human rights. Gender discrimination and stereotyping can also limit the participation of girls and young women as well as boys and young men. Enforcing a certain set of behavioural norms that are supposedly gender-appropriate limits growth as a human being. Only by giving girls and young women a voice and empowering them to speak out about issues affecting them will we see global change. 

The voice of girls and young women must be heard

  • Publication date: 28th February 2012
  • Author(s): Europe Region with the financial support of the of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.
  • Length: 52 pages
  • Resource type: Campaign tools & toolkits
  • Resource topic: Non-formal Educational Method
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