Special section: BRIDGE

Terre des hommes is implementing its regional project titled "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" aiming to strengthen statutory response to gender-based violence affecting children and youth on the move in EU Member States.

The existing studies point to alarming accounts of gender-based violence (GBV) affecting refugee and migrant children and youth in the European Union. Trafficking, sexual exploitation and abuse, forced labour are part of the experiences of people on the move. At the same time, the considerable lack of data and professionals’ knowledge and coordination, on the one hand, and the low awareness amongst migrant children and youth themselves, on the other hand, make the issue of GBV difficult to tackle. 

In order to strengthen the statutory response to GBV affecting children and youth on the move in EU countries, Terre des hommes is implementing its regional project titled "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE".

This two-year project seeks to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • To enhance availability of accurate data on GBV against children and youth on the move;
  • To develop knowledge and capacities of care professionals to raise awareness, identify and address specific forms of GBV among children and youth on the move;
  • To support and promote multi-agency collaboration and learning on GBV against children and youth on the move through regional community of practice;
  • To empower children and youth on the move to build positive relationships, awareness and understanding of GBV and support them to report, prevent, mitigate and address it.

A combination of interconnected activities will be delivered:

  • Development of data collection methodology and mobile data collection (MDC) tool;
  • Data collection using MDC tool in project countries;
  • Development of training curricula and blended learning;
  • Awareness raising campaigns designed and implemented in each country;
  • Development of a regional community of practice through the Child Protection Hub. 

The project is supported by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) and is carried out in five countries:

  • Belgium (under the coordination of Defence for Children International – DCI Belgium and Fedasil);
  • Greece (under the coordination of Arsis – Association for the Social Support of Youth);
  • Hungary (under the coordination of Terre des hommes Regional Office for Europe as project lead);
  • Malta (under the coordination of Kopin Malta);
  • Romania (under the coordination of Terre des hommes Romania).

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26 Mar 2020
This webinar is being organized as part of the regional project "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" which has the aim to strengthen the statutory response to gender-... Read more
19 Feb 2020
This webinar is being organized as part of the regional project "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" which has the aim to strengthen the statutory response to gender-... Read more
28 Jan 2020
This webinar is being organized as part of the regional project "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" which has the aim to strengthen the statutory response to gender-... Read more

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17 Apr 2020
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11 Oct 2019
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BRIDGE

Room for women and girls: Female voices from refugees and migrants in Serbia (BRIDGE and ChildHub Webinar)
Date of publication: 2020
This webinar is being organized as part of the regional project "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" which has the aim to strengthen the statutory response t
Alone and Unsafe: Children, migration and sexual and gender-based violence (BRIDGE and ChildHub Webinar)
Date of publication: 2020
This webinar is being organized as part of the regional project "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" which has the aim to strengthen the statutory response t
Presenting the handbook on counselling asylum seeking and refugee women victims of gender-based violence (BRIDGE and ChildHub webinar)
Date of publication: 2020
This webinar is being organized as part of the regional project "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" which has the aim to strengthen the statutory response to gender-based vi
[European Union] Roll-out Trainings for Care Professionals and Youth Facilitators
Date of publication: 2019
Roll-out trainings for care professionals and youth facilitators are being organized in Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania as part of the BRIDGE project.
PROTECT - Preventing sexual and gender-based violence against migrants and strengthening support to victims (BRIDGE and ChildHub webinar)
Date of publication: 2019
This webinar is being organized as part of the regional project "Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender-Based Violence Awareness in Europe - BRIDGE" which has the aim to strengthen the statutory response to gender-based vi
[European Union] 5 questions and answers about Gender-Based Violence affecting children and youth on the move [BRIDGE project]
Date of publication: 2019
November 18 2019 is the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. This year’s theme is “Empowering children t
The Condition of the Girl Child worldwide
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Terre des hommes
On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, introduced by the UN in 2012 and celebrated yearly on October11th, Terre des Hommes launches again the “Indifesa” Campaign.

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