Special section: BRIDGE

Terre des hommes is implementing its regional project titled "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" aiming to strengthen statutory response to gender-based violence affecting children and youth on the move in EU Member States.

The existing studies point to alarming accounts of gender-based violence (GBV) affecting refugee and migrant children and youth in the European Union. Trafficking, sexual exploitation and abuse, forced labour are part of the experiences of people on the move. At the same time, the considerable lack of data and professionals’ knowledge and coordination, on the one hand, and the low awareness amongst migrant children and youth themselves, on the other hand, make the issue of GBV difficult to tackle. 

In order to strengthen the statutory response to GBV affecting children and youth on the move in EU countries, Terre des hommes is implementing its regional project titled "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE".

This two-year project seeks to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • To enhance availability of accurate data on GBV against children and youth on the move;
  • To develop knowledge and capacities of care professionals to raise awareness, identify and address specific forms of GBV among children and youth on the move;
  • To support and promote multi-agency collaboration and learning on GBV against children and youth on the move through regional community of practice;
  • To empower children and youth on the move to build positive relationships, awareness and understanding of GBV and support them to report, prevent, mitigate and address it.

A combination of interconnected activities will be delivered:

  • Development of data collection methodology and mobile data collection (MDC) tool;
  • Data collection using MDC tool in project countries;
  • Development of training curricula and blended learning;
  • Awareness raising campaigns designed and implemented in each country;
  • Development of a regional community of practice through the Child Protection Hub. 

The project is supported by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) and is carried out in five countries:

  • Belgium (under the coordination of Defence for Children International – DCI Belgium and Fedasil);
  • Greece (under the coordination of Arsis – Association for the Social Support of Youth);
  • Hungary (under the coordination of Terre des hommes Regional Office for Europe as project lead);
  • Malta (under the coordination of Kopin Malta);
  • Romania (under the coordination of Terre des hommes Romania).

News

28 Aug 2019
Around 20 care professionals from Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania are gathering in Budapest 30 September - 1 October 2019 for the Training of Trainers organized as part of the regional project Building Relationships through Innovative Development... Read more
27 Feb 2019
According to the existing studies, there are alarming accounts of gender-based violence (GVB) affecting refugee and migrant children and youth in the European Union. Trafficking, forced labour, and sexual exploitation and abuse are part of the... Read more

Learning & Multimedia

09 Oct 2019
About the webinar This webinar is organized as part of the BRIDGE project - "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe”, regional project implemented under the lead of Terre des... Read more
10 Sep 2019
This webinar is being organized as part of the regional project "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" which has the aim to strengthen the statutory response to gender-... Read more
03 Sep 2019
This online course has been designed for professionals who come into contact with children and youth on the move.  The focus is on building the knowledge and capacity to prevent, identify, and respond to gender-based violence (GBV). Through the... Read more

Library

29 Aug 2019
This manual was prepared within the framework of the “Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe (BRIDGE) project. The BRIDGE project is a two-year project implemented under the lead of... Read more
29 Aug 2019
This Training Manual was prepared within the framework of the “Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe (BRIDGE) project. The BRIDGE project is a two-year project implemented under the... Read more
01 Jun 2014
This summary presents the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG).  It is based on a rapid review of the existing evidence through a review of reviews and online searches of academic... Read more

BRIDGE

‘Blind Spots’: Unaccompanied and Separated Girls in Europe (UNICEF and Child Hub webinar)
Date of publication: 2019
This webinar is being organized as part of the regional project "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" which has the aim to strengthen the statutory response to gender-based vi
Training Manual - Gender Based Violence Affecting Children and Youth on the Move Training
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: BRIDGE project
This Training Manual was prepared within the framework of the “Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe (BRIDGE) project.
Youth Facilitator Training Manual
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: BRIDGE project
This manual was prepared within the framework of the “Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe (BRIDGE) project.
[European Union] Training of Trainers of Care Professionals in Budapest
Date of publication: 2019
Around 20 care professionals from Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania
Effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls: A Summary of the Evidence
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: What Workds to prevent violence
This summary presents the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG).  It is based on a rapid review of the existing evidence through a review of reviews and online searches of academic databa