Financial Literacy, Gender Gap and Equal Opportunities
The “National Plan for Education on Respect”, set by the Italian Ministry of Education and inspired by Article 3 of the Constitutional Chart, intends to raise awareness about respect and different cultures, aiming to promote an active and global citizenship. The guidelines, included in paragraph 16 Article 1 of the Law 107/2015, describe “The education for gender equality, violence prevention and against other forms of discrimination” : schools can independently organise a path of interest, debate and discussion on the topics.
The National Plan includes also a portal “Noi Siamo Pari” (We Are Equal) in which contributions, didactic materials and programs are gathered, available to teachers, students and families. The portal aims to contrast stereotypes and discrimination. The Global Thinking Foundation participates to the Plan alongside with FEDUF, the Foundation for Financial Education and Savings, and Redooc, promoting good practices in order to include financial literacy in the school curriculum. According to the National Observatory for monitoring and promoting gender equality, the initiative focuses on the educational and didactic approach towards the prevention of violence against women: it also promotes inclusive models of economic citizenship against economic violence, that often involves a women in a situation of isolation, abuse or domestic violence. The access to economic resources, the entitlement and complete control of the same, represent the mission towards which the school can work and educate the students.
The Global Thinking Foundation and FEDUF have proposed regional meetings and coaching, aiming to raise awareness among the female faculty:
The meetings have taken place in Tuscany (Pisa) April 4th, Lazio (Rome) May 10th, Lombardy (Milan) May 23rd.
The following meetings are taking place in Autumn 2018. All data about the activities and monitoring are to be submitted to the Ministry of Education:
Global Thinking Foundation participated in the creation of the EQUAL (PARI) section at the Children’s Museum of Rome, Explora open to the public in late November 2019
EQUAL (PARI) is the new game path promoted by Explora, the Children’s Museum of Rome aimed at deepening rights and duties, equality and uniqueness, overcoming gender stereotypes. The Game path seeks to offer children, families, schools and, more generally to the community that gravitates around the Museum, the opportunity to reflect and to be deeply involved in this theme. Through a series of interactive displays (11 exhibits) further enriched by educational activities inspired by the learning by doing methodology, typical of a Children’s museums. In today’s society, the new generations facing with continuous challenges, and therefore it is increasingly important to understand and distinguish between gender stereotypes and real differences, opportunities and uniqueness, to achieve a full and shared awareness of “gender equality”.