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A Guide to Culturally Competent Nursing Care

Cultural respect is vital to reduce health disparities and improve access to high-quality healthcare that is responsive to patients’ needs, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Nurses must respond to changing patient demographics to provide culturally sensitive care. This need is strikingly evident in critical care units.

Projects and Programmes
Intercultural dialogue to empower indigenous communities

Current changes in Bolivia carry along processes of decentralisation. As a result, the potential for conflict related to democratic governance and participation has risen at the regional as well as the local level. The policy of large-scale exploitation of natural resources fuels further disputes and has an impact on the environment and particularly on marginalised and disadvantaged population groups.

However, political participation processes are increasingly non-violent, and local legislation is drafted on a participatory basis. More and more, conflicts over environmental issues and resources are also resolved in a non-violent manner. Marginalised and disadvantaged population groups, particularly indigenous peoples, smallholders and women, are demonstrably exercising their rights. Their participation in political processes is strengthened, and this is facilitated by intercultural dialogue.

Courses / trainings
One Identity, Multiple Belongings

Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit international educational and professional development organization. Their mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.

In this activity, Facing History and Ourselves invites to read a short piece from Amin Maalouf, a writer who was born in Lebanon and immigrated to France, who resists other people’s attempts to oversimplify his identity. Following the reading, educators are given a few connecting questions in order to have a discussion with the group.

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Averting Violent Extremism: Religious Literacy, Pluralism and Community Resilience

The Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam, in collaboration with the Intercultural Dialogue Institute – Ottawa and the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, hosted a workshop entitled “Averting Violent Extremism: Religious Literacy, Pluralism and Community Resilience” on February 4 and 5, 2016.

The overall goal of the interdisciplinary workshop was to assess the viability of the religious literacy approach in ameliorating the attractiveness of violent extremism for vulnerable youth. It was an interactive event designed to enable broad participation by a large number of knowledgeable and experienced people.

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Gender-inclusive education in Sciences - Toolkit for industries and research organisations

Hypatia Project tackles the issue of gender inequality when it comes to engaging with Sciences - especially in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM). Overall, young girls and women are less included in these subjects: no specific efforts are made to facilitate their involvement, to grab their attention, to trigger their interest. This happens in multiple environments such as schools, museums etc., and stereotypes remain very strong - not only regarding young girls and women but also regarding young boys men's role in Sciences.

The project team has designed very practical toolkits, providing concrete solutions (including hands-on activities, informal discussions and meetings with STEM professionals) to bridge the divide. Discover now the wide range of possibilities, with ready-to-use digital collection of modules / activities aimed at teenagers to be used to be used by researchers and industry.

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Gender-inclusive education in Sciences - Toolkit for Schools

Hypatia Project tackles the issue of gender inequality when it comes to engaging with Sciences - especially in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM). Overall, young girls and women are less included in these subjects: no specific efforts are made to facilitate their involvement, to grab their attention, to trigger their interest. This happens in multiple environments such as schools, museums etc., and stereotypes remain very strong - not only regarding young girls and women but also regarding young boys men's role in Sciences.

The project team has designed very practical toolkits, providing concrete solutions (including hands-on activities, informal discussions and meetings with STEM professionals) to bridge the divide. Discover now the wide range of possibilities, with ready-to-use digital collection of modules / activities aimed at teenagers to be used by teachers.

Courses / trainings
Gender-inclusive education in Sciences - Toolkit for Museums

Hypatia Project tackles the issue of gender inequality when it comes to engaging with Sciences - especially in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM). Overall, young girls and women are less included in these subjects: no specific efforts are made to facilitate their involvement, to grab their attention, to trigger their interest. This happens in multiple environments such as schools, museums etc., and stereotypes remain very strong - not only regarding young girls and women but also regarding young boys men's role in Sciences.

The project team has designed very practical toolkits, providing concrete solutions (including hands-on activities, informal discussions and meetings with STEM professionals) to bridge the divide. Discover now the wide range of possibilities, with ready-to-use digital collection of modules / activities aimed at teenagers to be used by informal learning cultural organisations to promote gender inclusion.

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Intercultural dialogue for gender inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education

What is at stake?

Research shows that many institutions involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education (STEM) have built-in gender excluding mechanisms.

How can intercultural dialogue help?

In this specific case, intercultural dialogue is essential to build gender-inclusive environments, in schools, museums, research institutions etc. dealing with STEM on an every-day basis. Providing the opportunity to tackle the issue of discrimination based on gender, through an open dialogue between girls and boys, women and men, will be key to assess the tangible situations of injustice, to exchange ideas and to eventually work together to shape sustainable solutions.

Why is this a good practice?

Project HYPATIA has been engaging with schools, museums, research institutions and industry, in multiple places of the world, in order to provide staff members, managers, and decision makers in STEM education with concrete and operational guidelines on how to change the way science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is communicated. Such recommendations have been built on the collection of various best practices, that the document highlights with dedicated links.

 

Projects and Programmes
Fighting gender stereotypes with gender neutral schools

At five preschools in Stockholm, the idea that ‘boys will be boys’ and ‘girls will be girls’ is being challenged in order to break down gender stereotypes: check out the positive results!

Projects and Programmes
Gender equality: redraw the balance!

Gender stereotypes are defined by 5-7 years of age: this is why it is so important that children and young people understand that they can achieve anything they want professionally when they grow up, whether they are young girls or young boys. 

Discover the concrete initiative 'Inspiring Women', that helps to broaden the aspirations and interests of children about jobs and careers.

It is time to #Redrawthebalance !