UPCOMING EYCE EVENT: “Gender: Revised!?” Study session in cooperation with WSCF-E

11th – 18th of November 2012

European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary


Gender identity is only one aspect of identity, however it is the most easily stereotyped, pigeonholed, overlooked aspect, and very often is the cause of severe violence, discrimination and jeopardisation of Human Rights on a daily basis. In many societies around the world, gender equality, especially the role of women, and violence against women, is an issue which calls for urgent action. In Europe as well, less visible, yet strongly present gender inequality needs further addressing.

The study session was thematically inspired by a publication by World Council of Churches (WCC), “Created in God’s Image: From Hegemony to Partnership – a set of guidelines for discussion, theological reflection and bible study”, which emphasizes the need to develop a sense of positive masculinity in order for us as a community of women and men together to deconstruct misconceptions about being men that seem to uphold violence and domination as “masculine” traits, and to work towards re- socialization for just peace.

The aim of the study session is to enhance the recognition and positive use of gender plurality among young people in order to further promote an inclusive view of all gender identities and to build gender partnerships in society and churches.

The study session will give participants the chance to:
– Explore concepts and terminology surrounding gender plurality
– Interrogate gender stereotypes, constructions and perceptions
– Consider gender-based violence and discrimination in the context of Human Rights
– Study the theology of gender
– Develop principles and concrete tools for promoting gender plurality

Methods will include:

– Mutual learning across cultures and denominations
– Practical creative workshops
– Guest speakers
– Space for exchanging skills and knowledge, and experience and examples of good practice in gender plurality


The study session is aimed at young people and students from EYCE and WSCF-E networks: youth leaders aged 18-30, who have the potential to bring change to their own social contexts. They should be willing to implement concrete projects on gender identity, thus contributing to achieving the aims of the study session and to the follow-up of its outcomes. The participants are expected to be present during the whole period of the study session.


The participation fee for the training course will be 50€ (Euros) including accommodation, meals and programme.


The application deadline is Sunday, the 10th of SEPTEMBER 2012 midnight!!
Please return the filled application form to gender.revised@gmail.com or by fax +32 2 510 61 72