The Project

The Project

AIM OF THE PROJECT

Gender-based violence is a widespread problem.  While policy and literature on the issue are slowly growing, “dating violence” amongst children and teenagers remains largely under-researched and unaddressed.

 Children First represents a shared effort to educate school children (aged 12-18) in order to prevent and address dating violence from an early age by undermining gender stereotypes, norms and roles that are the main causes of dating violence.

How?

Evidence base & best practices

Collected and shared in order to prevent and tackle dating violence amongst young people.

Training programme

For school teachers and educators, in order to show, online and offline, how to prevent and contrast gender-based violence in school.

Online educational game

For children and young people in order to challenge gender stereotypes and norms leading to violence.

Informal network

of education institutions, human rights organizations, teachers, educators, parents, children and young people for sharing findings and results.

Awareness-raising campaign

to support gender equality and inclusion among children and young people.

How?

Evidence base & best practices

Collected and shared in order to prevent and tackle dating violence amongst young people.

Training programme

For school teachers and educators, in order to show, online and offline, how to prevent and contrast gender-based violence in school.

Online educational game

For children and young people in order to challenge gender stereotypes and norms leading to violence.

Informal network

of education institutions, human rights organizations, teachers, educators, parents, children and young people for sharing findings and results.

Awareness-raising campaign

to support gender equality and inclusion among children and young people.

3 approaches

A bottom-up approach

We start from the views of children and young people and understand how they perceive violence in their relationships.

User-led approach

In this project, children come first. Children and young people are consultants in the project, as members of the youth-led Advisory Board, which proactively collaborate on the creation of tools and contents, and on the delivery of awareness-raising campaigns.

Principle of non-discrimination

Support the principle of non-discrimination, of equality between women and men, and the rights of the child. Gender balance is sought in all project activities, no one is discriminated against, and diversity of gender identity and sexual orientation is encouraged. Gender stereotypes and gender roles are undermined and rejected, and principles of equality and inclusion for all will be embedded throughout the project.