From 1st till 9th of September 2019, in the framework of the cooperation with the Alternative Education Academy, Association Rural Development for Future Georgia (RDFG) and the professionals from 4 different countries (Latvia, Bulgaria, Italy, and Spain) gathered in Latvia to experience the project called GUIDE: Outlining Successful Strategies Against Gender-Based Violence. At the meeting, Vano Grigolashvili, RDFG Chairman presented our organization and the concrete activities implemented within the projects related to gender equity and equal opportunities. From Georgia, the representatives of the Alternative Education Academy and Ombudsman of Georgia have also attended the event.
Outlining Successful Strategies Against Gender-Based Violence (GUIDE) has been created as a response to the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) – a violence against a person because of their gender – and the need for active, focused and constantly improving methods for youth work to combat it. For many years, youth work organisations and communities in the project countries (Latvia, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and Georgia) have been active in prevention through educating young people on equal rights, tolerance and understanding, as well as supporting them through their personal trials and obstacles – not only directly, but also through building support network and safer spaces for them.
This project aims to unite the youth workers from the participating countries, equip them with already existing and tested knowledge and practical abilities on fighting gender-based violence and open new opportunities for future collaboration.
The project’s long-term beneficiaries are young people, as well as individuals, which have suffered from gender-based violence. The improved competences of the youth workers will act as a safety net for them and will improve the care and support they receive.
Project partner-organizations: Asociación Mundus, Proyecto Kieu, FutureNow (Bulgaria), Alternative Education Academy, Comunità Nuova, and MARTA. Project is implemented with the support of Erasmus+ and Jaunatnes starptautisko programmu aģentūra
Nina Kopaleishvili – Communications Officer, RDFG
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