This Curricula is developed by the team of Association” Zona Family’’ Bulgaria: Diana Ruseva and Natalia Hristova-Mihaylova, PhD as a part of the project entitled “CARING - Challenging social and gender norms to reduce violence against children in school”, co-funded by the European Union. The project is being implemented by Terre des hommes (Tdh) Romania, Terre des hommes Hungary, Terre des hommes Greece, Brave Phone, SAPI and Association Roditeli between the 1st of May 2023 and the 30th of April 2025 in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Romania, coordinated by Tdh Romania.
The Curricula is readjusted based on Tdh’s piloted methodologies (the YouCreate methodology, the REVIS project’s Manual on Shifting Norms around Violence in Schools and ACTIV’s training methodology for teachers on GBV), incorporating the key findings of the Rapid Assessment recently carried out on school-related gender-based violence in the schools involved in the project.
This Curricula is developed for adults, including trainers, facilitators, teachers, or educational staff working with children and young people, in order to be able to address the gender dimension of violence against children by better understanding its manifestations, and by enabling them to empower boys and girls to transform unequal and harmful gendered power relations. The Curricula is also for children and young people in schools who will be trained to become youth leaders and promote positive behaviours.
This Curricula aims to increase the capacity of children and young people aged 13-18 and adults to deal with gender-based violence at school focusing on prevention by developing safe and friendly environment and ensure child participation transforming the status of children from passive recipients to active agents of change.
The main characteristic of the methodological approach used in the Curricula readjustment is related to the participation of the project partners.
This Curricula is divided into two layers: for educational staff and young people.
Each Manual has three modules:
- Manual for school professionals: Module 1: Shifting norms around violence in schools; Module 2: Development of a protective and safe school environment and Module 3: Peer-to-peer Support.
Manual for students: Module 1: Development of a protective and safe school environment; Module 2: Social and Gender Norms and Module 3: Steps to Organize a Youth Activity.
The Curricula is attached below.
Disclaimer: The CARING project is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.