"Playing for Gender Equality" Toolkit
The issues of gender equality, gender roles and violence against women are looming taboos in the Middle East. The Playing for Gender Equality tookit was developed in order to teach young children and adolescent boys and girls about the concepts of gender-equality.
Between the ages of 8 and 12, children begin formulating their ideals of gender and inter/intra gender relations. It is during this phase of their lives that they become more observant of the interactions of those in their immediate environments. Thus, this age range is a critical period where they study and question what they see, and begin formulating beliefs and attitudes that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
In light of the above, ABAAD produced a cutting-edge training toolkit that is considered one of the first toolkits of its kind developed and tested in the MENA region. The kit includes a training guide composed of 10 games, a referential guide entitled “What do I need to know about gender equality,” and some support items (posters, stickers, colouring sheet).