Special section: Gender based violence

You can access all the resources on the issue of gender-based violence on this single page - news, documents, learning resources, discussions and experts.

News

08 May 2020
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Women in the Western Balkans and Moldova face significant barriers in achieving balance between their family lives and employment. Though these barriers are invisible, they are very real, greatly restricting the important... Read more
05 May 2020
SOS Hotline for Women and Children Victims of Violence Niksic, together with partner organizations in Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia, will hold the First Regional Webinar under the J/TiP project 'Improving provision of services and... Read more
07 Apr 2020
Author: Laura Grünberg, University Professor Doctor at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Sociology, founding member of Society for Feminist Analyses AnA, expert on gender issues and literature writer for children.   Until... Read more

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Learning

06 Apr 2020
This fascinating course is offered by Stanford University through Coursera, and through the story of six transgender children and their families gives a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum. Because of the sensitive... Read more
26 Mar 2020
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
19 Feb 2020
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

Library

17 Apr 2020
These infographics have been prepared and published as part of the thematic package by Defence for Children International Belgium (DCI Belgium), within the regional project 'Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-... Read more
01 Mar 2020
In a new report, UNICEF, Plan International and UN Women among many facts say: The number of out-of-school girls has dropped by 79 million in the last two decades The number of female youth aged 15-24 years who are illiterate... Read more
01 Jan 2020
Single Step Foundation and Bilitis Resource Center Foundation prepared the report “Attitudes Towards LGBTI Students in Bulgarian Schools”. The document is based on a national survey conducted for the 2017/2018 academic year. This... Read more

Multimedia

26 Oct 2017
The E-Magazine introduces the results of the EU-funded project LEAP: Life Skills, Leadership and Limitless Potential,  Participatory Methods for Working with Children and Young People Affected by Sexual Violence. Partners in the project... Read more
18 Oct 2017
This ChildHub video presents ten features of forced marriage among children in Europe and Central Asia. Forced marriage is an emerging problem in the region, and it is increasingly important to understand the features of child marriage specific to... Read more
18 Sep 2017
Three videos on sexual exploitation and violence. They are realized by the LoveGuide team, which answers questions related to sex and intimate relationships, exciting young people, with the help of short videos. Here are the links to them:... Read more

Gender based violence

"Gang associated sexual exploitation and violence" Dr Helen Beckett
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: University of Bedfordshire
In this short film Dr Helen Beckett presents the findings of a research project into gang-associated sexual exploitation and violence, drawing on the analysis of interviews with 150 young people and 76 professionals from six sites across England.
10 key facts about child sexual exploitation" - Dr Helen Beckett
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: University of Bedfordshire
The University of Bedfordshire presents the findings from of a range of studies undertaken by researchers in ‘The International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking’, as well as drawing on wider child sexual expl
Child sexual exploitation: a social model of consent
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: University of Bedfordshire
In this short film Professor Jenny Pearce argues that we need a ‘social model’ of consent to abusive sexual activity, to help us understand the various social and environmental factors that constrain young people’s capacity to provide consent.
Safeguarding Teenage Intimate Relationships (STIR): Young People’s Perspectives on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse in Intimate Relationships
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: Stiritup
Safeguarding Teenage Intimate Relationships (STIR) is a 24 month collaborative research project based in five European countries – England, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Italy and Norway - with the aim of documenting the incidence, impact and dynamics of onli
Inquiry into Nottingham police finds serious child protection failings
Date of publication: 2015
'The Guardian' reports that Nottinghamshire police has been criticised by inspectors after an inquiry found serious failings in its child protection work.
Four in 10 teenage girls 'coerced into sex acts'
Date of publication: 2015
'The Independent' reports that a research found more than four in ten teenage schoolgirls aged between 13 and 17 in England have experienced sexual coercion with their boyfriends and one in five girls suffered physical violence from their partner.
The Costs and Economic Impact of Violence against Children [Research summary]
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: Overseas Development Institute
In addition to the human cost of sexual violence against children, there are also high economic costs in the form of a lack of productivity and strain on social services.
Study on the Effects of New Information Technologies on the Abuse and Exploitation of Children
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
New information technologies have had an impact on many forms of child abuse and exploitation, particularly with regard to online grooming of children and the dissemination of child sexual abuse material.
Learning from Children Exposed to Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation: The Bamboo Project Study on Child Resilience
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: OAK Foundation
This report forms part of the Bamboo Project, an international program to help understand resilience in children exposed to sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, established by the Oak Foundation.
Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma—Introduction (Video)
Date of publication: 2013
Publisher: Office for Victims of Crime
This video discusses how violence and trauma affect children, including the serious and long-lasting consequences for their physical and mental health; signs that a child may be exposed to violence or trauma; and the staggering cost of child maltr

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