Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a period of formative experiences in terms of beliefs about gender equality and the way gender is experienced and expressed. The “EQUAL_GEN” project aspires to raise awareness and inform young people about gender rights and the prevention of gender-based violence. Through various actions we seek to contribute to their awakening, so that they become agents of social change, ambassadors of society based on gender justice.


The Equal_Gen digital campaign addresses topics such as gender identities, consent, gender-based violence, and the promotion of healthy interpersonal relationships. It specifically targets young individuals and adults who work with young people. Our primary goal is to challenge established gender stereotypes and roles, which significantly influence the choices made by young individuals in areas such as education, interpersonal relationships, and employment, thereby perpetuating gender inequality and violence.

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Snapshots from the African mask exhibition organized by Anasa Cultural Center, featuring artworks created during the workshops “Exploring the concept of gender equality” with Moiz Salman.


The project EQUAL_GEN is being implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by Diotima Centre and its partner Emantes and Anasa Cultural Center.

The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a €15 m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The programme aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.

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About the EEA Grants: Τhe EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The EEA Grants are available to the 13 EU member countries that joined the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2004, 2007 and 2013 as well as Greece and Portugal. The decision-making body of the EEA Grants is the Financial Mechanism Committee, which is composed of representatives of the Foreign Ministries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. More information: & About Bodossaki:

The Bodossaki Foundation is one of the most respected privately-owned public benefit organizations in Greece. The Foundation is the culminating point of its founder’s brilliant course in life and remains the carrying vessel of the values and ideas that he faithfully served throughout his eventful life. The Foundation was established in 1972 by Prodromos – Bodossakis Athanassiades who decided to donate his entire fortune to support health care, equal opportunities, quality in education, scientific progress and environmental protection.

The Foundation has a deep knowledge of social needs in Greece and has administered so far more than €450m supporting its causes. The Bodossaki Foundation also supports NGOs working with socially vulnerable groups and has lately set the strengthening of civil society as one of its primary objectives. Since 2013 it administers the regranting facilities of the EEA Grants for civil society in Greece. More information: About SolidarityNow: SolidarityNow (SN) is a non-governmental organization established in 2013 to respond to the needs, and advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, indiscriminately. SN’s Headquarters are in Athens, with large operations in Thessaloniki and activities across the country. The organization’s vision is to improve people’s lives and to empower them to create a just and inclusive society. SN’s actions fall under three main strategic priorities: a) Promoting safety and protection; b) Catalyzing livelihoods opportunities; c) Strengthening the independence of civil society and defending open society values. SN has supported 320,000 people to date, both through direct project implementation and through regranting programmes. Through its regranting initiatives, SN has supported 73 different programs and provided a total funding of € 14.4M to support Greek civil society organizations. More information:


6 youth empowerment workshops on gender rights
22 artistic workshops raising awareness for equality
12 youth awareness groups on gender roles
14 actions of collective empowerment and care in the context of a group of peers
15 teacher trainings
1 digital awareness campaign on gender issues
2 policy briefs for the prevention of gender-based violence and the promotion of equality through educational activities
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people will be sensitized to promote gender equality and combat gender-based violence
teachers will be trained to support students with experiences of gender-based violence
individuals will be informed through a digital awareness campaign


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Press Release

Τhe new project “EQUAL_GEN: Young people for gender equality”, includes a variety of training, empowerment, awareness and art activities, for young people.

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Will present the actions of the project for the promotion of gender equality and the prevention of gender-based violence.



The Anasa Cultural Center organizes an exhibition of the artworks created during the workshops.







Diotima Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental women’s organization, specialized in gender issues and quality, established in 1989. Our vision is to combat gender discriminations and our mission is to preserve gender rights and empower women and femininities. Support services to gender-based violence survivors through specialized legal and sociopsychological aid are at the core of our action. At the same time, we carry out research, implement trainings and awareness-raising campaigns on gender-based violence and gender rights. Since 2016 our activity has been extended to refugee populations and to support services for women, LGBTQI+ people, men survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and torture.


Αnasa Cultural Center for African Art and Culture is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the elimination of racism, exclusion and discriminations through art, culture, and the promotion of multiculturalism and intercultural relationships between people with different origins. We work for the empowerment and inclusion of young people with African background, whether they were born in Greece or came as immigrants and refugees. Anasa Cultural Center has been active since 2010 and in 2012 formed as Civil Non-Profit Company based in Athens.


Emantes – International Lgbtqia+ Solidarity is an Athens based Social Cooperative Enterprise founded in July 2018 by LGBTQIA+ refugees and experienced volunteers in the field of LGBTQIA+. Emantes’ mission is to provide material, legal and psychosocial support to adult LGBTQIA+ refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers, as well as informing and raising awareness of Civil Society about the issues faced by the LGBTQIA+ community of refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants.

For any information, please contact Communications Expert NatasaKefallinou at or 210 3244380

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