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.


28 May 2019
A new pilot programme ‘Reducing Sexism and Violence Program – Middle School Program’ was implemented as part of a recent study conducted in the United States, with the aim to explore if boys’ attitude towards violence against... Read more
14 Apr 2019
Physical violence and emotional abuse are still a daily reality for many children in Moldova, both at home and at school. Terre des hommes Moldova, with the financial support of the Oak Foundation, launched a three-year project to prevent violence... Read more
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


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12 Jun 2019
About the webinar: "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" is a regional project aiming to strengthen the statutory response to gender-based violence (GBV) ... Read more
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


01 May 2019
The publication Voices from Syria arises as an attempt to support the development and implementation of humanitarian programs to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) in Syria. The report provides an in-depth view of the lives of... Read more
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


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

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
International and National Legislative Regulations aimed at the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, and their Protection
Date of publication: 2012
Publisher: Revista de Sociologie
An article written by Sorin M. Rădulescu about a short “history” of the evolution over time of international legal regulations concerning child rights and the protection of children against any act of physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
Out from the Shadows: Sexual Violence against Children with Disabilities
Date of publication: 2011
Publisher: Save The Children
Children with disabilities can be particularly vulnerable to sexual violence due to the fact that they are often isolated from broader society and lack education or information about their rights.
What Works for Us - Children and Young People Affected by Sexual Exploitation
Date of publication: 2011
Publisher: Barnardo’s, ECPAT UK, the National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People, and the University of Bedfordshire
In 2009, the Government Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), produced g
Protecting Children from Sexual Violence - A Comprehensive Approach
Date of publication: 2011
Publisher: Council of Europe
As part of its One in Five campaign, the Council of Europe has produced this publication examining sexual violence against children in Europe from legal, policy, social, research and advocacy perspectives.


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