Activity of KomBi - Kommunikation und Bildung, (KomBi - Communication and Education)
Aims and objectives
KomBi is a non-governmental educational institution based in Berlin/Germany offering training and counselling on the issues of diversity, gender and sexual identity. KomBi has been involved in anti-discrimination and lesbian-gay emancipation since 1981 in the education sector. KomBi's education work is an important means to prevent homophobia, discrimination and hate crimes, as it addresses a clear gap in the education system. It therefore has been recommended by the Berlin School Board to all schools in Berlin.
- Objectives: Fostering respect, acceptance and democratic consciousness, acknowledgement of social diversity and prevention of hate crimes.
- Content and focus: The focus of training is on raising awareness of diversity related to skin colour, ethnic background, age, (dis)ability, religion, sexual identity and gender, using the examples of gender equality and acceptance of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender lifestyles.
- Educational Approach: Main target groups are educational practitioners, children and young people in schools.
- Target groups: Provides workshops and diversity training for students, teachers and youth workers. Training and coaching for educators focus on awareness raising and practical information around sexual diversity and homophobia.
Name: KomBi - Kommunikation und Bildung, (KomBi - Communication and Education)
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Germany
Organisation Zip Code: 10785
Organisation Phone: 49 - (0)30- 215 37 42
Based on its educational approach of Lebensfomenpädagogik (Pedagogy of Ways of Life) KomBi has developed educational concepts and tools to address sexual diversity and to challenge homophobia at schools and in youth work.