Phiren Amenca Study Session on Gender, Multiple Discrimination and Intersectionality
“Beyond Roma and Diversity! Phiren Amenca Study Session on Gender, Multiple Discrimination and Intersectionality” ran from March 16 – 22, 2014 at the European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary. 40 Roma and non-Roma volunteers, volunteer candidates, youth leaders came together from 15 countries in Europe and North America.
The study session strengthened the capacity of the participants to challenge stereotypes, antigypsyism, and gender based discrimination in the context of their work as young Roma and non-Roma multipliers and activists to fight discrimination and promote inclusion.
Each spring and fall Phiren Amenca hosts in cooperation with member organizations and this time with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe a one week seminar for current volunteers and volunteer candidates from around Europe focusing on the exchange of experience and on Roma history, antigypsyism, discrimination, stigmatization, xenophobia, identity and culture; globalization and migration; as well as youth engagement and Roma initiatives in Europe.
about the study session
by Phiren Amenca volunteer Clémence Neyrat
To write this report I referred to some parts of the presentation of our trainers, structured and completed with personal understanding. I chose to focus on “attitude” because it is a transversal concept we could face all along the study session and which I found particularly interesting on a personal level [...]
by Phiren Amenca volunteer Alexandra Bahor
On the 17th of March our journey started in Budapest, where we were participants in the seminar, „Beyond Roma and Diversity: Phiren Amenca Study Session on Gender, Multiple Discrimination and Intersectionality”.
We were a group of young Roma and non-Roma volunteers. We were all anxious to meet and willing to learn new things. From the first day, I was pleasantly surprised [...]
by Phiren Amenca volunteer Melinda Szabó
This seminar was my first seminar experience with Phiren Amenca!
It was a good opportunity to learn new things about the seminar topics, such as discrimination and how to deal with it, Roma identity and stereotypes, Human Rights as a framework for fighting discrimination and Human Rights Education as a tool for doing that [...]
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