#PreventGBV partners are currently in the process of organising national dissemination events in each participating country, in order to discuss topics related to the project with professionals, experts and young people, and to present the project’s results to a wide audience of stakeholders.
In Spain, for example, Fundación Diagrama held a seminar on “Early prevention of gender-based cyberviolence among young people” on Friday 22nd September at the European Parliament Office in Madrid. At the conference, different aspects of gender-based violence within the digital realm were addressed in the event, which included the participation of young people, professionals and experts in cyberviolence, gender-based violence, education and juvenile justice.
The conference was opened by a panel of representatives from the Service for the Reeducation and Reintegration of Children in Conflict with the Law (ARRMI) of the Community of Madrid and project partners Fundación Diagrama and Universitat de Barcelona.
They were followed by two roundtables. The first focused on the characteristics and factors that define gender-based violence and cyberviolence, as well as the mechanisms to intervene in these situations. The second examined the work carried out by the #PreventGBV project in Spain in collaboration with professionals working in community measures with young people in conflict with the law in the Community of Madrid.
In addition, young people that had participated in the project shared their opinions on the topics of the conference as well as the specific aspects of the project in which they had taken part. Afterwards, the last roundtable centred on practical experiences in the areas of prevention of gender-based cyberviolence and raising social awareness of this issue.
The event concluded with a presentation by Fundación Diagrama on the final results of the project, with the aim to generate a shared knowledge on good practices and methodology for prevention and intervention in gender-based violence perpetrated on social media and other digital platforms.
This national seminar had a very positive reception from its attendants, which included professionals from the gender-violence prevention and juvenile justice fields.