Gender Identity is a part of our identity: the deeply rooted sense of belonging to a certain gender “category” offered by the society or not. This sensation can deviate from the physical sex and develops in the brain. Since gender identity is felt, it is not visible. It is filled or determined by the individual himself. Right now in some countries of the European Union, there is a political discussion about how to minimize discrimination of people, that don’t identify with the mostly binary system.
We want to focus on the fact, that any difference of treatment, violation of rights or discrimination between people who identify differently from the common categories is not acceptable. In sex education, we talk about gender roles and responsibilities and also about the rights of all people to be treated and valued the same.
* The common understanding of relevant terms of sexual education is an important fact in order to discuss and communicate about sexuality “unexcited”. Our goal is to open these discussions and to inform about our attitude and background. The definition of this glossary content we have agreed on as a project team to prove best practice and quality assurance.