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

28 Dec 2018
The National Network for Children (Bulgaria) shared a survey done by the Gallup International sociological agency from the beginning of December 2018, which indicated that Bulgarians are moderately tolerant regarding various topics of family... Read more
17 Dec 2018
Empowering Roma Women to Support Children's Education The Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children in partnership with the Opportunity and Protection Association, the European Roma Information Office (ERIO), the Tulip Foundation and... Read more
13 Feb 2018
The Autonomous Women's Center project is designed as a contribution to the prevention of violence and it is implemented in the period from January 2016 to the end of 2018. Project activities are implemented in 15 cities in Serbia, and include... Read more

Learning

15 Jan 2018
This e-course is designed for practitioners working with children and young people affected by sexual violence in order to help them develop particpiatory practices all through their work. The course is made up of an Introduction and six modules (... Read more
13 Nov 2017
Gain the skills to assess and manage incidents of sexualised behaviour within your primary school. Working at your own pace, this online course will teach you how to: recognise which sexual behaviours are healthy and which are of concern... Read more
15 May 2017
The course is open to upper year undergraduates; postgraduates; NGO activists and practitioners interested in interdisciplinary human rights, gender equality, women’s empowerment, migration; young lawyers and social scientists; active and... Read more

Library

01 May 2018
Launched in 2017, Breaking the Cycle is a project that aims at building capacity in the field of youth, increasing the capacity of organizations working in the area of gender-based violence (GBV) by responding to the need for specific, innovative... Read more
01 Mar 2018
In response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in 2015-2017 in the Balkans, CARE International Balkans (hereinafter referred to as CARE Balkans) provided urgent humanitarian assistance to refugees and migrants as they passed through Serbia on... Read more
01 Jan 2018
Family for Every Child produced a report this year titled 'Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence'.  This initial study sought to understand existing knowledge on the drivers of sexual violence affecting boys, and the existing... 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 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
30 Jun 2017
Thames Valley Police have highlighted the issue by promoting a cartoon comparing sexual intercourse to a well known British pastime – drinking a cup of tea. The result is this simple, effective and at times quite funny video, which... Read more

Gender based violence

[Italy] In Sicily, sex slavery takes hold on the edges of an African exodus
Date of publication: 2017
"The Globe and Mail" had published a story that had highlighted the harsh realities of some West African women and teenagers migrating to Italy.
Lithuania should strengthen the protection of women and children against violence and build a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities
Date of publication: 2017
Nils Mulzniek, Commisssioner for Human Rights released his report on Lithuania, noting that there are shortcomings in the protection of children. Commending the progress made to prevent and combat domestic and gender-based violence, the Commission
Call for Evidence: Global review of participatory consultation and research by involving children and young people in addressing sexual violence
Date of publication: 2017
The International Centre (IC): researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking (University of Bedfordshire) in partnership with  Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) are undertaking an international review of evidence relatin
Bulgarian youth discuss prevention of sexual violence and are trained as youth facilitators
Date of publication: 2017
In October 2016 the training of youth facilitators was held in Pernik, Bulgaria.
Women and girls on the move
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Mixed Migration Platform
This briefing paper focuses on the experience of women and girls travelling to Europe, in order to provide a more detailed understanding of factors surrounding the decision to leave home, the type of journey undertaken, and their experience along
Surge in online sex trade of children challenges anti-slavery campaigners
Date of publication: 2016
'Reuters' reports that technology has fueled a surge in the buying and selling of children online for sexual abuse with advertising a child on the internet as "easy as booking an airfare", campaigners told an anti-slavery conference in London.
Turkey Withdraws Bill That Eased Penalties On Child Sexual Abuse
Date of publication: 2016
'NPR' reports that Turkey has tabled a controversial measure by the ruling party that would have allowed some sexual abusers of children to escape prison time if they married their victims.
Psychosocial Activities for Teenagers Promoting Gender Equality and Violence Prevention
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Terre des hommes
This workshop manual is dedicated specially but no limited to professional and young leaders that are engaged in activities with boys and young men of 12 years and older, to develop a set of skills and abilities with the main goal to decrease the
Dutch professionals form a community of practice
Date of publication: 2016
The Dutch LEAP Community of Practice (CoP) consist of 16 professionals supporting young people who have experienced sexual violence (social workers, nurses, policy makers, a fund) and four adult experienced experts who engage with young people in
Message of British Youth Facilitators
Date of publication: 2016
On the 3rd-5th August, the youth facilitators, who represented the UK through the LEAP project, took part in a 3 day training event delivered by the University of Bedfordshire. They are the author of this news item:

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