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Game Changers

Creating innovative tools to involve and educate young people about gender equality and empowerment of women and girls

This educational and participatory project uses an innovative educational tool – board games to involve and educate young people in BiH about gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, in the context of civic and democratic engagement within various local communities and in other spheres of public-policy making.

 

2020 Debate Tournament

This project targets participants across Bosnia and Herzegovina, and its impact is further widened through a teaching guide and toolkit to affect needed changes, in both formal and non-formal educational settings.

Game Changers will have 12 young people coming from across BiH come together to develop 3 board games focused on topics such as gender (in)equalities, occupational segregation and gender wage gaps, domestic violence and public gender-based discrimination, under-representation of women in political and economic decision-making processes, other relevant democratic values and/or media literacy related to empowerment of women and girls.

The board games will be designed, printed, and tested in alpha-testing (pilot) game sessions organized by participants at participants’ home-towns, i.e. their high-schools/universities. They will draft individual session reports, while the project team will draft a country report outlining games’ advantages and shortcomings based on the “pilot-testing” sessions. All participants will meet again online, to discuss and improve games’ functionality features based on their own reports and the general feedback they receive from players. They will then jointly draft a toolkit, film promotional videos and instructions for online ‘Training of Trainers’ (ToT) interactive sessions for teachers/ CSO facilitators. Finally, the board games will be disseminated across BiH, in printed or online versions.

Play-session in Sarajevo

The Game Changers will foster the capacity of interdisciplinary cooperation and interaction among youth across BiH, improving their ability to understand different and interconnected facets of civic and democratic engagement in the fields related to gender equality and women’s rights.

  • train a young generation of thinkers into sound interdisciplinary cooperation and research and develop their skills to interact with other stakeholders.
  • bridge the gap between knowledge and practice through the creation of participatory teaching/learning tools (board games).
  • build the capacity and establish a network of young people, to foster their further engagement in civil society in BiH and to engage young people and build an evidence base for their work.

For more information please contact m.ridjic@humanityinaction.org or d.lazarevic@humanityinaction.org.

'Game Changers' project is generously supported by: