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  • The Dark Side of Love - Story about Tanja and Mario

    Educational brochure "The Dark Side of Love - Story about Tanja and Mario", author Nataša Bijelić. Brochure is intended for adolescents and deals with the problem of violence in adolescent relationships. In order to be more interesting and adolescent's friendly it is written in the form of the (...)

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  • Experimental Programme on Gender and Sexuality Education for High-school Students - Report on implementation, monitoring and evaluation

    The booklet entitled "Experimental Programme on Gender and Sexuality Education for High-school Students - Report on implementation, monitoring and evaluation" (authors: Sanja Cesar, Nataša Bijelić, Amir Hodžić and Petra Hoblaj) was published following CESI's implementation and evaluation of a pilot project on gender and sexuality education. The programme was implemented in 18 high-schools throughout the Republic of Croatia, and was conducted by high-school teachers trained by CESI. The programme aimed to promote gender equity and values of non-violence, tolerance and solidarity. The booklet consists of short excerpts from the 10-hour long experimental program, results from the qualitative and quantitative evaluation, and conclusions and recommendations. The evaluation demonstrated that the experimental programme had the greatest impact on students' knowledge of gender issues, while attitudes and behaviours showed a tendency toward change. The booklet can be obtained at CESI's office.

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  • Sex and Gender Under the Magnyfying Glass (2nd Enlarged Edition)

    The second enlarged edition of "Sex and Gender under the Magnifying Glass", a manual on identities, sexuality and the process of socialisation, is aimed at various experts who work or want to work with adolescents, using an interactive approach, on themes such as: sexuality, growing-up, gender equality, stereotypes and prejudices, and gender based violence. The second edition of the manual is supplemented with a chapter on training methodology as well as with new activities and exercises relating to the following themes: family and the process of socialisation, adolescents? sexuality, and gender equality. Each theme is accompanied by a set of exercises which are introduced by theoretical texts, as in the first edition. Values such as self-esteem, non-violence, tolerance and gender equality make up the conceptual framework for this manual. The new edition is illustrated and thus looks more attractive and interesting. The manual can be obtained at CESI's office and downloaded from SeZaM.

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  • The Significance of Gender in the Attitudes and Sexual Behaviour of Croatian Adolescents - Report on the Findings of the Urgently Claiming the Future: Focus on Gender for Safer Sexual Relationships Research Project

    "The Significance of Gender in the Attitudes and Sexual Behaviour of Croatian Adolescents - Report on the Findings of the Urgently Claiming the Future: Focus on Gender for Safer Sexual Relationships Research Project" is the title of the published report of two-year long research on adolescent sexuality. Research has been conducted on the sample of 995 young men and women, 16 and 17 years of age in the four cities in the Republic of Croatia. This research intends to explore gender perceptions and attitudes of young people, and the ways in which they influence sexual risk behaviours. The research findings stress the need for incorporating gender perspective in educational and prevention programmes aimed at reducing sexual risks and improving sexual health with the objective of realisation sucessfull and equal interpersonal relationships. Publication is aimed at research and educational institutions and nongovernmental organizations. Publication is available in Croatian and English language. Policy brief based on the research results can also be downloaded.

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  • Women OnLine - Basic Internet

    This manual was originally published by AMARC European Women's Network. Croatian version is published by CESI (2002), translated by Ana Naglić and edited and adapted by Marijana Mijat and Sanja Galeković. The manual is aimed at women and modified according to the needs of women NGOs (...)

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  • You Have a Right to Know - Sexuality and Reproductive Health from A to Z

    Educational brochure "You Have a Right to Know - Sexuality and Reproductive Health from A to Z", is intended for adolescents. Our intention was to create interesting and adolescent's friendly brochure and because of that it is written in the form of the story of high school pupils, boy and a girl, named Boris and Hana, who fell in love with each other and begin a relationship which transforms into sexual one.

    The uniqueness of this brochure is in it's covering various aspects of sexuality. Besides the information on contraception and reproductive health, young people can find out more about needs, emotions, masturbation, sexual pleasure, sexual orientation, and gender based violence. Brochure is free of charge and available on the request in our office and can be downloaded from SeZaM

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  • Rights and Status of Roma Women in Countries in Transition

    CESI and Roma Women Association of Croatia "Better Future", in co-operation with the Open Society Institute Croatia, East-East programme, have organized International conference in Zagreb on June 16 - 19, 2000 entitled "Rights and Status of Roma Women in Countries in Transition".

    About twenty women from several Eastern European countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary and Croatia, have attended the seminar. In the publication are announced goals, speeches of participants and conclusions of the conference. It is published with the financial support of the Open Society Institute Croatia.

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  • Sex and Gender under Magnifying Glass

    Manual on identities, sexuality and the process of socialisation called "Sex and Gender under Magnifying Glass" is aimed at various experts who work or want to work with adolescents on the themes such as: sexuality, growing-up, gender equality, stereotypes and prejudices, gender based violence using interactive work in the form of the workshops.

    Team of CESI trainers use this manual as a basic tool for conducting seminars on issues of sex, gender, gender identities, stereotypes, sexuality, power relations and violence.

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  • No Excuse for Violence

    The goal of our manual "No Excuse for Violence" is raising public awareness and informing the public on the forms of violence. With the manual we began the public campaign "Right to Live Without Violence" with the main goal to raise public awareness on problem of violence against girls and women. The manual is used as educational material on seminars and school classes dedicated to that subject. It is used by the trainers of Society for Psychological Help on their seminars on family violence and it is also used in schools in Opatija, Split and Zagreb.

    It is has been distributed to all Centers for Social Welfare in Croatia , and to some of the medical centres and schools. In the frame of the campaign we have organized several public forums on the issue of violence against women in Karlovac, Zagreb, Rijeka, Opatija, Vojnic, Gvozd with the more than 250 people participating.

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