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.
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
Project n°: 2020-2-IT03-KA205-019530
Duration: 01.12.2020 – 31.08.2023
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.