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Peers Bridge

the role of equality (roe)

INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Introduction to Sustainable Development looks at the social, economic and environment challenges facing the world today and the role of sustainability in each of these domains. Participants also learn about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how we can adopt and contribute to the global goals as shared values with others from different cultures and experiences. 


After completing the workshop, the participants will:


  • Realize today’s economic, social and environmental challenges. 
  • Understand “Sustainability” as a term and a concept, it’s importance and how it is self-related.
  • Be able to explain the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development, their importance and how they are self-related.
  • Learn how to devise ways in which he/she can contribute to the Global Goals as shared values.

STEREOTYPING, PREJUDICE & DISCRIMINATION

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This workshop focuses on the difference in cultures and how to tackle cultural conflicts which may take the form of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. 


The workshop aims to help participants to be aware of and eliminate any prejudice or discriminating behavior toward others with different cultures and backgrounds. 


 After completing the workshop, the participants will:


  • Be prepared to live and work in a new hosting culture.
  • Demonstrate how one’s feelings of attachment to a given culture are learned through the processes of socialization, and that one’s tendency to judge other cultures is based on one’s own cultural perspective. 
  • Be aware of the extent to which cultures can vary (cultural difference) and work through these differences.


REDUCED INEQUALITIES

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This workshop which is also a part of the course 'The Role of Equality' talks about the difference in cultures and how to tackle cultural conflicts which may take the form of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. 


Taking inspiration from Goal 10 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals "Reduced Inequalities", this workshop holds discussions on income inequality, social equality and it's link to opportunities. 


Many newcomers come from cultures which have drastically different ideologies when it comes to social equality and thus, this workshop supports them with the knowledge of the Swedish system and it's relationship with social equality. 

GENDER EQUALITY

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This workshop which is also a part of the course 'The Role of Equality' focuses on Gender Equality and aims to help the participants to recognize the benefits of gender equality in their personal, professional and social life.  


After completing the workshop, the participants will: 


  • Identify gender inequality and its negative impact
  • Understand that gender equality is essential for sustainable social and economic development.
  • Acknowledge that gender is a social construction that defines the roles and relations of men and women.
  • Recognize the negative effect of hierarchy in a family structure.
  • Understand the Swedish gender equality perspective and family structure. 
  • Realize the benefits of gender equality from different aspects. 

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

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This workshop which is also a part of the course 'The Role of Equality' focuses on Gender Equality and aims to  eliminate any prejudice or discriminating behavior toward others with different gender identity and sexual orientation. 


After completing the workshop, the participants will:


  • Be aware of how norms play a role in perceiving what normal versus abnormal. 
  • Realize that a spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation exists.
  • Distinguish between gender, sex and expression.
  • Acknowledge intersex as a natural phenomenon from a scientific perspective, and how culture norms affect them. 
  • Recognize Gender Dysphoria or Gender Identity Disorder and its impact on people.
  • Understand that transgender/transsexual is a natural phenomenon
  • Realize that homosexual behavior is part of nature and eliminate negative stereotypes about them.