2017

Encontrarse en la Diversidad (Meeting in Diversity)

Argentina

Encontrarse en la Diversidad was created in 2007 in response to the lack of awareness about discrimination in Argentina. It aims at establishing mechanisms for effective education on these issues.

About The Project

Encontrarse en la Diversidad was created in 2007 in response to the lack of awareness about discrimination in Argentina. It aims at establishing mechanisms for effective education on these issues. The organization works with youth, offering spaces for reflection on how diversity enriches society, making visible day-to-day practices that reinforce discrimination, and providing tools to recognize and dismantle such practices.

The programme was successful with reaching teens and young adults, through methodologies that spoke to their sensibilities, utilizing live music, games, humor, audiovisual technologies and encouraging exchanges that are engaging, fresh and realistic.

Since its inception, over 85,000 young people from diverse economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds have participated in the organization’s activities. Yearly, about 100 workshops are implemented at high schools, universities, sports clubs and religious institutions. They are tailored for each specific community and planned in collaboration with their representatives. Encontrarse en la Diversidad also organizes a yearly meeting, Argentina’s largest youth event focused on diversity and human rights. About 3,500 young people participate in each edition. It is a day-long gathering where performances, workshops, games and interactive technologies are employed to foster critical thinking about discrimination and the concrete actions that can be taken to address it.