We are pleased to present you with the third special edition newsletter focusing on gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of migration, prepared as part of the BRIDGE regional project. The BRIDGE project is implemented under the lead of Terre des hommes Regional Office for Europe together with five partners from Belgium (Defence for Children International DCI-Belgium and FEDASIL), Greece (ARSIS), Malta (Kopin) and Romania (Tdh Romania), and has the overall objective to strengthen the statutory response to GBV affecting children and youth on the move in EU countries. 

In this edition, we have selected for you a number of interesting materials which should be of interest to anyone working with GBV survivors as well as children and youth on the move.

In Malta, the analysis of the first data collection, conducted earlier this year, has been published. The main purpose of the research was to:

1) gather information on the knowledge of care professionals on gender-based violence (GBV) among children and youth on the move, and the main services available to survivors. Data was gathered through a questionnaire encoded in a mobile data collection tool that was available to be used both during face-to-face meetings and online.

2) gathering information on the level of awareness among children and youth on the move on gender-based violence. Data was gathered through a questionnaire encoded in a mobile data collection tool that was used during face to face meetings.

You can find a copy of this report, highlighting the key findings and recommendations, here

We would also like to encourage you to enroll in our e-learning course on how to prevent and protect children and youth on the move from GBV, developed as part of the BRIDGE project. The course is available in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, Greek, Romanian.

As part of the BRIDGE project we are organizing a series of webinars on the topic of GBV with the aim to share good practices and experiences, initiatives, knowledge and learning. In case you have missed some of our recent webinars, you may watch their recordings at the following links:

Save the date – January 28, 2020 at 2pm CEST! Join our webinar to hear from Inka Lilja who will present a handbook developed by HEUNI (European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control) and partner organizations who work daily with refugee women in six EU Member States: Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Finland and Italy. The handbook was developed through a co-creation process and entails a counselling method for working with refugee women who have been victims of GBV. More information on this webinar and the handbook available below.

There have also been a number of training activities taking place as part of the BRIDGE project. Roll-out trainings for care professionals and youth facilitators are being implemented in Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania. You can find more about the training here.



The BRIDGE project is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme