The project

The project

The EIGE (2017) research on cyberviolence against women and girls refers that one in three women will suffer some form of violence during her life, and it is estimated that one in ten women has suffered some form of cyberviolence since the age of 15.

The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified the impact of cyberviolence, as Almenar (2021) points out; the risks of suffering cyberharassment, cybergrooming or cyberstalking, combined with other online crimes, have increased in line with the higher rates of Internet use during the COVID-19 health crisis.

The #PreventGBV project works for the early prevention of gender-based violence among young people in conflict with the law who are in the juvenile justice system.

The project considers the specificities of the target public, young people (girls and boys) subject to judicial sanctions, many of which are at risk of being involved in GBV as victims or perpetrators.

In the case of boys, their risk factors are related to low instruction levels, having suffered abuse in childhood, having been exposed to domestic violence against their mothers, alcohol abuse, or having lived in contexts where violence was accepted and different rules applied for each sex, making them believe they have rights over women (INJUVE 2019).

Girls’ vulnerability is related with high rates of family victimisation - particularly sexual abuse -, school failure or romantic relationships with older boys (Arteaga, Fernández-Montalvo, Cacho & Lopez, 2020).

Target groups

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Direct
beneficiaries

Young people (girls and boys) subject to custodial and community-based sanctions and measures in juvenile justice systems.

Professionals working with young people (girls and boys) subject to custodial and community-based sanctions and measures in juvenile justice systems.

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Indirect
beneficiaries

Families of young people (girls and boys) subject to custodial and community-based sanctions and measures in juvenile justice systems.

Communities with young people (girls and boys) subject to custodial and community-based sanctions and measures in juvenile justice systems.

Expected results

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Changed attitudes and behaviours concerning gender-based cyberviolence among young people (girls and boys) in conflict with the law
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Upgraded ITC skills among young people (girls and boys) in conflict with the law.
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Increased young people’s commitment and participation in raising awareness regarding gender-based cyberviolence.
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Knowledge and tools developed to identify and prevent gender-based cyberviolence among young people (girls and boys) in conflict with the law.
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Increased access, knowledge and sharing of new training tools among professionals working on gender-based cyberviolence prevention in juvenile justice systems.
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Strengthened awareness regarding gender-based cyberviolence among communities and families with young people (girls and boys) in conflict with the law.
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Broadened knowledge, good practices and networks among key stakeholders.