WASLA coordinates new Erasmus+ projects 2020/2022

WASLAers can participate to all events organized by WASLA in the frame of Erasmus+.

The new approved projects that will be implemented in 2020 until 2022 offer the opportunity to enrich lives and open minds to all the members, volunteers and young people that are active at the level of our organisation. Due to the pandemic caused by corona virus, all transnational meetings were postponed until the end of December 2020.

The new projects WASLA will lead are:

  1. “Make Art, Not FGM!” project
  2. "SHE" project


Capacity Building Activity “Make Art, Not FGM!” project

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as a desecration of the human rights of girls and women. The practice violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death. Apart from violating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it violates the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) which asks to ‘protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse” because it is nearly always carried out on minors.

The project involves organizations from 3 continents and 9 countries – Germany (coordinator), Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Spain, UK, Tanzania, Kenya, Indonesia and Ghana.

This project’s aims are to fight misogyny and the gender discrimination, to promote basic human rights for all females, respect for human dignity, equality and the rule of law. Through “Make Art, Not FGM!” project partners aim to train youth workers, and through them educate young people and communities about FGM and its detrimental effects not only to women, but to the entire family and society, too.

The main focus is to reinforce cooperation with official institutions and support them in enforcing the laws against FGM, which existing or not is often broken, especially in Africa and Indonesia.

Youth workers will get the needed handbooks, guides to understand the problem and will get the skills in using art and social medias into raising awareness and fighting against it. They will have skill and competences in developing youth work and fighting FGM and will learn about best practices in study visit in Germany.


SHE Project 

SHE project reunites partners from 6 European countries, Germany, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Romania and Turkey.

It aims to the professional development of each partner organization through European collaboration, through direct learning of various non-formal methods in the field of education for gender equality and competences. It is designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of learning experiences during the Short-term joint staff training events.

During the project time, experts, workers and trainers involved in adult education from each partner organization will gain specialized competences to educate victims of domestic violence and adult people they work with to develop a culture of gender equality and to combat and prevent domestic violence.

SHE project provides learning opportunities for the partners involved in gender education. The key point is how to develop competencies, strategies and practices to combat and prevent domestic violence for adult people, for women victims of domestic violence belonging both to vulnerable groups and mainstream society empowering them to stand against domestic violence and for social inclusion. Working with women who suffer double discrimination - gender discrimination and ethnic/racial discrimination (migrants, refugees, Roma people) – partner organizations will provide consultancy regarding their rights in line with national legislation and Istanbul Convention, tackle prejudices and gender stereotypes, norms, attitudes and behaviors; they will become more capable to change their attitudes towards domestic violence and to stand against it, more trusted and self-confidence facilitating their social inclusion.