MEDUSA – Empowering youth and youth workers to recognize and respond to cyber violence by transgressing gender stereotypes

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Quality tools to work with young people and youth workers to prevent online violence stemming from traditional gender stereotypes and norms.

 

Context

The increase in internet access and use, specially by young people during the Covid-19 pandemic, resulted in the establishment of the Internet as a public space in which people are  exposed to the virtual reproduction of gender-based violence. According to the European Parliament’s Research Service, in 2020 one in two young women experienced online gender-based violence (among the different types of harassment: online harassment, online sexual harassment, revenge pornography, cyberbullying). Moreover, data on the LGBTIQ+ community shows that they are much more subject and exposed online violence, revealing how relevant the gender perspective is when dealing with online violence. 

Based on the principle of gender equality, the MEDUSA project inherently strives to promote inclusiveness and diversity among young people and youth workers through a range of awareness-raising, educational and other preventive activities in the field of online gender-based violence.

 

Objectives

  • To analyze the situation in three countries (Slovenia, Croatia and Italy) in relation to online gender-based violence.
  • To develop appealing  educational and awareness-raising  content for young people and youth workers in the field of online gender-based violence.
  • To offer interactive multilingual resources to young people and youth workers on gender and gender-related online violence.
  • To empower and train youth and youth workers  in the field of online gender based violence.
  • To raising awareness about the connection between gender stereotypes and norms and online violence.

 

Activities

  • Review of the situation and good practices in the field of online gender-based violence in Slovenia, Croatia and Italy.
  • Production of educational and awareness raising resources for youth on online gender-based violence .
  • Establishment of an interactive multilingual online platform for young people and youth workers on online gender-based violence.
  • Interactive workshops for youth.
  • Trainings for youth workers.
  • International Summer School for youth based on gender equality and online violence.
  • Online awareness-raising campaign led by youth workers.
  • Preparation of guidelines for policy makers.
  • Final Conference.

 

Resources

  • Report on the situation and good practices in the field of online gender-based violence
  • Catalogue for 6 different interactive workshops for young people
  • Programme for the implementation of the International Summer School
  • Interactive multilingual online platform
  • Handbook for youth workers
  • Report on the relevance of the online awareness-raising campaign
  • Guidelines for policy-makers on the topic of online gender-based violence

Impact

  • Empowered youth with knowledge on online gender-based violence.
  • Improved competences and understanding of youth workers on online gender-based violence.
  • Sensitized professional and general public to build a society with zero tolerance for online gender-based violence.
  • Contribute to placing online violence among youth or national and EU public-political agendas
  • Enable the exchange and transfer of good practices between partner countries

Partners

Il progetto

MEDUSA – Empowering youth and youth workers to recognize and respond to cyber violence by transgressing gender stereotypes

Numero di progetto

2022-2-SI02-KA220-YOU-000099917

Data di attuazione

01/04/2023 – 01/10/2025

Istituzione Finanziatrice

European Commission, Erasmus +, KA220-YOU

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Info & contatti

E-mail

liliana.cipolla@cesie.org

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