The realities, in which young people live, are complex. Their affiliations to different social groups, diverse social positions and individual ways of dealing with social expectations result in complex realities, which social and educational work cannot access with simple methods or approaches.
An intersectional approach considers the complex interplay of different social levels (structural, organisational, symbolic and individual) in everyday situations representing thus an in-depth understanding of violence. It makes conditions of violence more visible and enables the understanding of structural conditions of violence. Furthermore, it has transformative potential, because one of the main aims of the intersectional approach is to develop individual and collective non-violent resources for empowerment and resistance to violence, social injustice and inequalities.
The IGIV training curriculum addresses the issue from the point of realising the common roots and reasons, on which peer violence thrives. It introduces the intersectional approach to peer violence prevention, provides insides into the conditions under which peer violence develops, and offers knowledge, skills, tools and methods on how to prevent it.
The modules are organised in a chronological order, and they have been categorised into three priority levels: essential, intermediate and advanced. The modules draw on and are related to the working experiences of the participants, acting as a starting point for discussion and the connection between theoretical knowledge and practical application.
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