What is a Gender Equality Accelerator?
The Gender Equality Accelerator (GEA) will be an amazing opportunity for young women and men between 16 and 20 years old to put their knowledge of gender and intersecting inequalities and leadership skills into action to create real solutions to real world problems and in doing so accelerate the pace of positive change!
Participants will have previously completed Fearless Futures or Great Men programmes and will get a chance to further develop problem-solving, collaboration, communication and critical thinking skills – in the world’s first ever accelerator of its kind.
What will we be doing?
During the 6 days of the GEA (you can take part in the sessions that are most relevant to you), we will be tackling problems as diverse as violence against women and girls, masculinities and emotions, work experience issues, body image, the under-representation of identities in the media and young people’s participation in democracy. During the workshop we will be providing broad themes for young women and men to work with as well as answering real briefs from real organizations focusing on these issues. The outputs created by participants may include viral videos, social media campaigns or apps and other technology-supported services. In order to ensure that the solutions we create are as inclusive as possible across race, gender, class, sexuality and ability, we’ll be running a two day refresher ahead of the GEA.
Why should I get involved?
This is a unique opportunity to support young people to feel empowered about making a change in society, develop crucial transferable skills and meet peers to keep challenging gender inequalities together! You will be supporting participants in their hands on production of outputs and helping them in their creative process.
Are you looking for a chance to use your skills for a great cause, test your ideas with young people and be part of the world’s first Gender Equality Accelerator?
|Skillset||What will you do?||
24th, 26th August
|Video editing||Supporting teams to think about how can they generate and combine powerful content? Is there a viral video in the making here?||
22nd, 24th, 26th August
|UX Design, Web (especially WordPress) Development, Front-End Development, App Development, Graphic design||Support participants to create tech-related outputs. These could be (but are absolutely not restricted to) websites, interactive games, digital campaigns, services, apps…||5|
|22nd, 24th, 26th August||Photography/ Cartoon / Illustration / GIF creation / Animation / Visual art / Stop motion||While the sky’s the limit your skills may mean you support a team of young people to create a GIF that smashes gender norms, or a cartoon that challenges islamophobia!||
If this is you, or someone you know, then please pass it on and get in touch!
Email: GEA@fearlessfutures.org outlining the dates you can do and the skills you’ll be bringing to the party.
Let’s talk practicalities:
Dates of the GEA: 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th August. You can volunteer your time based on your availability – we would ideally provide participants with support from the same people throughout the dates above but we do understand that this might be challenging. We appreciate any time you have available to support this ambitious and socially minded project!
Venue for the GEA: Pearson, 80 The Strand, London
Facilitators: You will be in great company! The GEA will be facilitated by a Design thinking professional and the Fearless Futures and Great Initiative teams will be supporting the learning of the participants throughout the 6 days.
Email | GEA@fearlessfutures.org