Gender Justice: A Conversation for Change
Join other youth in creating a gender-equal world.
Do you find it unfair that boys and girls are treated differently? Have you been held back from something you wanted to do, because of your gender? Do you want to meet other teens who feel the same way, and who don’t think this is right?
Well, we are a group of teens who think it’s time to speak up about these things, and if you are too, and are between 14-19 years old, we have an exciting event for you!
Gender Justice: A Conversation for Change is a two-day youth forum, a safe space for us to think and talk about what’s gone wrong – and how to put it right – in a world that won’t let us forget our gender for a minute. Join us to discuss strategies for change, and our shared hopes for a fairer, more equal world.
This is our chance to speak, to be heard, and to have a dialogue with our peers. Through listening to each other, we’ll unpack the many ways gender expectations affect our lives at home, in school and other places – and come up with plans and projects to change them together.
We invite you to a forum packed with an exciting programme and the chance to discover and forge meaningful friendships. You can look forward to art and performance, discussion sessions, workshops, hands-on exercises, time for quiet reflection and just, you know, chilling out :)
We, the organising committee, come from different communities, families, schools and cultures, but we all care about creating a world where we are all respected, heard and encouraged to pursue our own dreams, no matter what our gender. This is a chance for all of us, together with you, to find solidarity across our differences and deepen our collective wisdom.
We hope to empower and mobilise the youth of Singapore to make gender-based discrimination a thing of the past. And the best part is: you can be part of the change.
Date: 23 & 24 January 2016
Time: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: Conference Room 3, UWCSEA East Campus, 1 Tampines Street 73, Singapore 528704
To join the forum, please apply here!