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Workshop_Minsk: Gender Sensitive Playgrounds

  • Zakharova, 58 Minsk Belarus (map)
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Photo: Clothes without limits (c)

In the framework of III International Festival of Queer Culture DOTYK, Social and sports projects together with the Minsk Urban Platform are inviting you to attend the two-day workshop "Represent Sport in a Different Way: Gender-Sensitive Playgrounds"

According Magglingen Declaration (Switzerland, 2003) sport has been delcared as a human right bringing hollistic benefits to our lives. Yet in accessing it, women have to overcome different obstacles. In some countries women are not well seen and accepted when doing sports. Although the awareness of the importance of including women and other marginalized groups in sports initiatives, and the need to eliminate gender stereotyping is made explicit, there is otherwise little recognition of the gendered nature of sport.

How do we ensure better access to the playgrounds and sport facilities for women, kids, elders?

Photo: Clothes without Limits

Photo: Clothes without Limits

At the workshop we will try to actualize the problem of unavailability of playgrounds for women, girls and elders, consider the experience from the other countries in the design of parks and playgrounds, learn and develop criteria for gender-sensitive redesign of the case site: Zakharova, 58, gymnasium №7 Stadium in Minsk. The workshop is intended for: students and young practitioners architects, teachers, aktivists, those who like to play sports, representatives of sport companies.

If you want to participate in the workshop is necessary to fill out an application:
Number of participants is limited. Deadline of applications: until 23 February

A detailed program of the workshop: Follow Facebook event for more information. 

Language of the workshop: English with translation into Belarussian Russian. Workshop leaders: Milota Sidorova (WPS Prague) and Ivan Kravcov (Office 35").