Details

    • Title: ON-OFF. Switch ON your mind, switch OFF gender-based violence online
    • Running dates:  January 2020 – December 2022
    • Programme: Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme
    • ID number: SEP-210557615
    • Website: TBD

Description

Objectives

  • to prevent cyber sexual/gender
  • based violence among young people
  • to highlight its offline concrete consequences and end tolerance
  • to tackle gender stereotypes, promoting behavioural changes
  • to raise awareness and empower young people and adults responsible for their education
  • to increase the capacity of teachers/educators to prevent online GBV, reducing the n. of victims
  • to spread the rights of girls and women, combat victim-blaming and educate to empathy and respect

The project aims at preventing cyber GBV through the development of ON-OFF Model with activities concerning underlying determinants, offline effects, targeted behaviours and positive social values. The Model will thus educate, raise awareness and empower teachers/educators and young people through effectively engaging Intervention Strategies. The project will also assess how it will change social attitude and involve decision-makers to promote more effective policies. The first ON-OFF target groups is teachers/educators, as professionals involved in educating children to respect everyone, overcome stereotypes, and possibly support in case of (cyber) GBV. Improving their competences means increased opportunity to sensitize thousands of young people, really contributing to violence prevention. The second target group is young people aged 12-17: they are mature enough to deal with project topics (with different levels of sensitiveness) and are particularly affected by the problem. Decision-makers will also be actively involved, encouraging their deeper commitment to ON-OFF topics, promoting project sustainability, follow-up and/or extension.