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The #PreventGBV project

The European Institute for Gender Equality, in its 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 girls has suffered some form of cyberviolence by the age of 15.

The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the impact of cyberviolence, as Almenar (2021) points out. The risks of suffering cyberharassment, violations of privacy and other online crimes related with gender-based violence increased in line with the higher rates of Internet use during this 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 systems of Spain, Finland, Italy, Portugal and Romania.

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  • Understand how young people in conflict with the law experience gender-based cyberviolence.
  • Improve the digital skills of young people to identify, prevent and react to gender-based cyberviolence.
  • Increase young people’ commitment and participation in raising awareness regarding these issues.
  • Develop knowledge and skills on gender-based cyberviolence prevention among professionals working with young people in juvenile justice systems.
  • Raise awareness among communities and families of young people in conflict with the law regarding gender-based cyberviolence.
  • Produce knowledge, share good practices and promote networking among key stakeholders.

The project is co-financed by the CERV-2021-DAPHNE Programme of the European Union (101049459 - #PreventGBV – CERV-2021-DAPHNE).