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My Voice Against Violence

Project My Voice Against Violence is conducted by the Office for Gender Equality of the Government of the Republic of Croatia in partnership with Woman's Room – Centre for Sexual Rights and CESI – Centre for Education, Counselling and Research from Zagreb and will be implemented during two years. The project is financed by the European Union through the program, "Support for information and communication activities aiming at ending violence against women" within the program Community for employment and social solidarity (PROGRESS).

 

The main goals of the project is to raise the awareness of the public on all unacceptable forms of violence against women and girls including, domestic violence and the necessity of the zero tolerance on all forms of gender based violence.

 

The project will include; implementing the national campaign, making the video and audio jingles and their distribution to media, organizing meetings for the Coordination of the county commissions for gender equality, lectures, seminars, trainings and workshops; organizing the International conference for the problems of sexual violence, organizing street activities as well as raising awareness through web pages and Facebook. The project also includes, printing and dissemination of the various relevant documents including the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, which was signed by the Republic of Croatia in January 2014.

Within the projects framework, CESI is conducting activities through which we want to contribute to effective violence prevention in the youth partnering relationships and in awareness raising on the need for the elimination of gender stereotypes and other causes of gender based violence. We will conduct and provide education to the educators for the approximately thirty professors who will conduct workshops and lectures for their high school pupils. Afterwards, we will mutually create and conduct various awareness raising, information dissemination actions for youth. Social networks became the simplest way of communication; interpersonal, communication with the world, self-presentation, free hosting for video clips, photography, blogging, playing video games and other activities. We plan to use social media for the sensitizing and dissemination of information on all forms of gender based violence, ways of prevention and protection and the promotion of healthy and quality relationships.