Rainbow Resources Study Session

Monday, 17 September 2012


Call for Woodcraft participants for IFM-SEI’s Study Session ‘Rainbow Resources: Gender and sexuality rights education with children’

European Youth Centre Budapest, 11-18 November 2012

This study session aims to enhance the quality and reach of IFM-SEI’s human rights education with children in the fields of gender and sexuality, by providing the space to share approaches and methodology and training multipliers in the field.


  • To explore the key issues of gender and sexuality rights education with children
  • To provide the space for young leaders to share their own experiences and approaches to gender and sexuality education with children
  • To identify obstacles to successful Human Rights Education with children in this field, particularly addressing overcoming opposition to this work
  • To introduce the new IFM ‘Rainbow Resources’ as a key tool for Human Rights Education with children on gender and sexuality (www.ifm-sei.org/toolbox/rainbow-resources)
  • To use the Council of Europe Human Rights Education manual ‘Compasito’ alongside Rainbow Resources with the participants to ensure they become familiar and comfortable with their formats and content
  • To develop possible adaptations to methods to meet the precise needs of different children’s groups
  • To enjoy social evenings and informal time together to create stronger partnerships!

The seminar will take place in the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary from 11 – 18 November 2012 and will be organised in close co-operation with the Council of Europe’s European Youth Foundation.  

Participant profile:

Participants should be those in a position to multiply their experience in their own organisation. They should have experience of working directly with children and should be ready and willing to actively participate in the seminar and multiply what they have learned by running gender and sexuality education workshops in children groups on their return.  They don’t need any previous experience in gender and sexuality education. The working language of the seminar will be English. IFM-SEI is committed to including young people with fewer opportunities more effectively in IFM and we therefore encourage applications from disadvantaged young people.

This study session is supported by the Council of Europe’s European Youth Centre.  Travel costs will be reimbursed by the Council of Europe and participants will be charged a participation fee of €50 per person.

How to apply:

Email Carly for an application form at carly@woodcraft.org.uk.