Body Shining

Context

YouGov, the largest online data catalogue available, did a European survey on body shaming. Really important data tells us how many people are not even aware that they are victims. People whose bodies do not fit the ‘ideal’ canon are insulted or discriminated against – one third of people in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden have already experienced this themselves. In most cases, being a victim of body shaming is not an isolated case: among Europeans who have experienced discrimination, 36% have experienced it more than ten times.

“Body Shining” is the result of the interest of all 5 European partner organisations in multiplying and improving tools and capacities in the field of non-formal education with young people at risk of social exclusion, by sharing and combining resources, skills, experiences and good practices between them. non-formal education sector.

Obiettivi

  • Reduce the act of body shaming

  • Promoting and explaining the concept of body positivity

  • Empower participants and give them tools to recognise and identify the act of body-shaming

  • Better understand social dynamics and cultural differences

  • Creating tools to value oneself and promoting the idea of the validity of every shape, colour, height, weight

  • Acquire a correct vocabulary

  • Conduct workshops and artistic campaigns

Partners

Project n°: 2020-2-IT03-KA205-019530

Duration: 01.12.2020 – 31.08.2023 

Coordinator: MOH

The “Body Shining” project is funded by the Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships in the youth field.

About us

MOH is a socio-cultural association based in Bari, which aims to promote mobility among young people, to create synergies with local and European associations and to trace a link between social and artistic work.

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