A new Tdh project combating violence against children in schools



Romania is among the top 5 countries in Europe in terms of school violence against children. According to MEN statistics for 2016–2017, the percentage of cases of school violence reached up to 57% (in the case of children aged 11-15 years old). In Moldova, UNICEF reports that 76% of children between the ages of 2-14 has been a victim of  disciplinary methods  and almost every second teenager knows a colleague who suffers from bullying at school. According to UNICEF Ukraine, in2017, 24% of children were victims of violence in schools .

Therefore, three Terre des hommes delegations (Romania, Moldova and Ukraine) come together  in a unique project that aims to bring  positive change around  gender violence in schools in terms of attitudes and behavior concerning the  children and in terms of strategies for teachers centered on  preventing and combating violence. To this end, the project will build the capacity  of 375 teachers in the three countries and develop positive attitudes towards gender equality, transforming the school climate into an environment that promotes respect, non-discrimination, equal opportunities and treatment. Also, 250 students will become active actors of change, who will  carry out campaigns to combat gender-based violence in schools.

The communities that will be involved in the project  have limited access to quality services such as education and health. The choice of schools in these communities will take into account the dropout rate, the number of cases of violence, differences in school results between students, participation and involvement of parents in the educational process, and the ability of teachers to use non-formal educational methods.

The project is implemented by Terre des hommes Foundation in Romania, in partnership with Terre des hommes Moldova and Terre des hommes Ukraine, and benefits from a 194.067 euros grant from Active Citizens Fund Romania, programme funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014 -2021. The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the official position of the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021; for more information visit www.eeagrants.org . More details about Active Citizens Fund Romania are available at www.activecitizensfund.ro.


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