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This report has been developed as part of the regional project “Building Relationships through Innovative Development of Gender Based Violence Awareness in Europe – BRIDGE”, which has the aim to strengthen the statutory response to gender-based violence (GBV) affecting children and youth on the move in EU contries. One of the concrete objectives is to “enhance the availability of reliable data on GBV against children and youth on the move”. In line with this objective, the BRIDGE project partnership has developed a user-friendly mobile data collection tool which includes questionnaires for care professionals and for children and youth on the move. The tool is being used in the project countries (Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania) to gather data related to GBV affecting children and youth on the move. The data collection activities are conducted in three rounds in each of the project countries.
The report presents the key findings from the first round ot data collection activities in Belgium, carried out between September and November 2019. The report highlights the general tendencies on the level of conceptual knowledge about GBV among care professionals and children and youth on the move; the perception and attitudes towards GBV; and the main practices towards identifying and dealing with GBV. The results of the analysis of the collected data is to serve to sensitise professionals working in accommodation centres, reinforce their capacities to answer to the victims of GBV, to guarantee the participation of children and young migrants in the fight against this phenomenon.
The BRIDGE project is supported by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).
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