Genderhood Kinderdocs workshop

Synai/no at KinderDocs

KinderDocs presents Girls Change the World, a festival dedicated to girls, on March 20th at the Benaki Museum (Piraeus 138). A celebration for the whole family with films, discussions, activities and workshops for children, teenagers, parents and teachers. Genderhood will be there with an experiential workshop for children of ages 9-12. παρουσιάζει το φεστιβάλ Τα Κορίτσια Αλλάζουν τον Κόσμο αφιερωμένο στα κορίτσια, στις 20 Μαρτίου στο Μουσείο Μπενάκη/Πειραιώς 138. Μια γιορτή για όλη την οικογένεια με ταινίες, συζητήσεις, δραστηριότητες και εργαστήρια για παιδιά, εφήβους, γονείς και εκπαιδευτικούς. To Genderhood θα είναι εκεί με ένα βιωματικό εργαστήριο για παιδιά 9-12 ετών.

In this feature, girls are in the spotlight, whether they are the protagonists of the films or the directors/creators. The festival aims at viewing the world differently, discovering stories about women that speak to us all, giving an opportunity for new voices to be heard, through the films, topics and discussions, actions and workshops that frame the program. Real girls who live around us, with us, among us will give us an opportunity to be inspired, regardless of gender, to leave behind prejudice and stereotypes with the support of family, friends, school, and to freely cultivate our abilities, use our talents, express our sensitivities and pursue our dreams, in an  equal world that has a place for all of us.


The workshop aims to convey to children the importance of consent in their daily lives, and the benefit of educating children on how to say yes and no. Introducing children to the concepts of consent and physical autonomy, the positive changes they bring to interpersonal relationships and conflict resolution with peer groups and some adults are highlighted. Through an interactive game, children are encouraged to practice the ways in which they can give their consent, or not, e.g. knowing how to set boundaries for a touch. Finally, the group is asked to create their own table with consensual greetings, which can be a gesture from a distance without having physical contact. Thus, children practice how to claim what they “want” and feel comfortable and safe in their daily lives.

Festival Program

9 Documentaries

Ninnoc, Fantasy Fantasy, KinderDocs Animated, A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl, Girlhood, Foreplay, Little Girl, Raise the Bar

10 guests for discussions and actions

Marialena Spyropoulou (psychologist, therapist, writer), Vania Turner- Maria Sidiropoulou (directors), Elena Skarpidou (educator, sex educator, Rainbow School), Niovi Michalopoulou (clinical psychologist, therapist), Stella Kasdagli (writer, co-founder Women on Top), Loukia Lykidi (journalist, Generation Woman), Evina Maltsi (ex basketball player, head coach at AntentokounBros Academy, technical adviser on women’s basketball at the Greek Basketball Federation)

2 workshops for children

12.30-14.30 Synai/no

For children ages 9-12 with Genderhood, on consent

14.45-16.30 The ABC of Girlhood

For children from the age of 10 with Daphne Kalafati – art therapist

1 workshop for educators

13.00-15.00 12 questions about the world of 12 year old girls

For educators with Irini Vokotopoulou, sociologist, based on the movie A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl

Certificate for participation will be issued.

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