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Cyprus: EWL members unveil outcomes of successful project Youth4Youth

(Brussels, 2 May) To mark the closing of the Daphne III project ‘Youth4Youth: Empowering Young People in Preventing Gender-based Violence through Peer Education’, which focused on developing and implementing strategies aiming at preventing gender-based violence among young people, MIGS is happy to make available the project results.

This 24-month project was being implemented in partnership with Casa Delle Donne per Non Subire Violenza (Italy), the Centre of Research in Theories and Practices that Overcome Inequalities-University of Barcelona (Spain), the European Anti-Violence Network (Greece) and Women’s Issues Information Centre (Lithuania).

The project’s main aim was to contribute to the prevention and combating of gender-based violence among adolescents by providing them with a safe space to reveal their attitudes towards violence, to reassess their tolerance towards it, and empower them to become actively involved in developing an environment free from violence for themselves as well as for their peers. The project was implemented using a gender equality and rights based approach.

The project’s main activities included a research study to investigate and explore young people’s attitudes towards gender-based violence in the partner countries, and series of training workshops with adolescents in secondary education schools using the ‘peer education’ methodology on gender-based violence and gender roles and stereotypes. An important deliverable of the project includes the development of a training manual Youth4Youth Training Manual, an awareness-raising, training and peer education programme for young people in formal and non formal educational settings aimed at preventing and combating gender-based violence among youth. An awareness-raising booklet was also published to contribute to raising awareness among young people on gender based violence.

Please find more information on the project here.

For more information on the Youth4Youth Programme please contact us at info@medinstgenderstudies.org.

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