Did you know that in Europe, one in three women encounters online violence on a regular basis? This needs to stop. It no longer suffices to just teach people how to protect themselves. We need to encourage action: for everyone to realise what violent behaviour consists of, where it comes from and what are its consequences.Let’s open up the debate on why mostly women fall victim to this. We want everyone to stand up for those close to them experiencing cyber violence. Everyone has to realize that only the perpetrator is to blame for violence and never the victim.
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„This manual supports multipliers such as teachers, social and youth workers in their approach to gender-based cyber violence against women and girls. It provides a theoretical insight and gives an overview of helpful practical methods that support working on that important issue with young people.”
Organisations from Czech Republic, Austria and Romania have teamed up to tackle gender-based cyber violence. We’ll get to work with 60 young people from vocational schools, educating them on how to take action against this and making sure they teach their peers to do the same. This will then spread to 3000 young people from 3 different countries, showing them on how to be more sensitive to gender-based violence and how to act against it. This program will allow us to prepare a strategy for other educators, who can use our experiences, methods and system to further spread awareness about gender-based cyber violence to all the schools in the EU.
As one of the departments of Caritas Vienna, Missing Link understands itself as the unit for encounter, integration and antidiscrimination. We strongly believe that through active participation and inclusion of diverse groups within the society, positive and constructive development is possible. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls have been stipulated as a focus and department goal. In practice, this means that Missing Link takes measures to support women’s and girl’s emancipation and equal participation through different projects and programmes.
We want to contribute by giving every woman the possibility to feel safe. That’s why Konsent focuses on prevention of rape and sexual harassment and cyber violence. We don’t tell women what they should or shouldn’t do in order not to get harmed. The other way round, we explain to men what rape and harassment and violence mean and what are their consequences.We don’t want to distress anyone. However, sex must take place only with the consent of both partners and flirting is supposed to be enjoyable for all involved. We support women to not be afraid to speak up.