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Tackling Racism, Homobhobia and Sexism


This course is designed to introduce participants to the theory of racism, sexism and homophobia. It will focus on understanding stereotypes and prejudices, different types of discrimination and how to identify and tackle incidents. It will give participants skills and resources for doing anti-discrimination activities in youth work settings and introduce practical strategies for managing conflict.

Learning content

  • Understand racism, homophobia and sexism.
  • Understanding our own attitudes and bias
  • Terminology and issues explained – including research findings
  • Help young people to reflect on and understand the source of their attitudes and prejudices.
  • Develop strategies for tackling racism, homophobia and sexism in youth work settings.
  • Challenging myths and language that are discriminatory or bullying.
  • How to support young people coming out,
  • How to support people suffering from racism, homophobia and sexism
  • How to make your youth service/ centre safe for minority young people (policies, procedures, programmes & physical environment)

Designed for

This course will suit volunteers or staff of youth organisations and others that work with young people in out of school settings.

Numbers: The minimum number of participants is 10 and the maximum is 22.
Course fee per organisation: Group fees are approximately €200 per day for NYCI member organisations or €400 per day for non member organisations. Please contact us to discuss your needs
Duration  One day
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