International Erasmus+ project Youth Workers Mobility “Dare to Care”

Youth violence is a global public health problem that ranges from bullying and physical fighting to more severe sexual and physical assault and even homicide. Effective prevention of violence among adolescents and young adults is a key strategy for reducing the rates of bullying, gender-based violence and school dropout, and empowering...

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Reinforced and upgraded youth group methodology on building healthy relationships

(Re-GROUP) Nr. 2020-2-LV02-KA205-003201   When children move into early adolescence, they begin to take on new gender roles, often reinforcing socially and culturally conventional gender norms related to being women or men. These roles have an impact on the decisions that people in early adolescence make in relation to sexual and...

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Dare to talk: Addressing gender-based discrimination and violence at universities in Latvia

Promote protection of women and girls from violence, abuse, and exploitation As there is currently little to no awareness among students regarding the harmful effect of gender stereotyping, discrimination and sexual harassment, but the students are openly concerned about mental health challenges that are often related to the...

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Project Dare to Care Baltics

CBSS PROJECT SUPPORT FACILITY. Grant No. PSF 2020/1 Project addresses Council of Baltic Sea States priority area “safe & secure region” by focusing on violence prevention among and towards young people in Baltics. Project activities aim to strengthen young peoples resilience and raise awareness regarding healthy...

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Workshops with Youth “About Gender Equality”

Workshops in 5 secondary schools in Jelgava municipality (Šķibe, Platone, Vircava, Aizupe, Nākotne) involved 130 young people (66 boys and 64 girls aged 13 to 18).During the workshops, various non-formal education methods (discussions, group work, self-reflection tasks, stories and role plays etc.)...

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In 2010 MARTA started working proactively with young people aged 13—16 aiming to raise their awareness of gender equality, challenge the traditional gender stereotypes and thus reduce the risk for young people to experience violence and become victims of human trafficking

Compared to other age groups, young people are at increased risk of violence in both the role of victim and aggressor (Sethi et al, 2010; Bellis et al, 2011). Youth violence cannot be solely blamed on individuals: it is a product of biological, social, cultural and economic factors. Many of the root causes are in childhood and addressing...

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