EU PROJECT: TRAcED

TRACeD is a European CERV funded project which is designed to address early detection, prevention and protection of and/or support to women, children, young people and LGBTIQ victims or potential victims of violence, with specific attention paid to situations emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. The duration of the project is 24 months.

The aim of the TRACeD project is to address cyber-violence against women and girls (VAWG) by introducing an interactive safe space to increase the Capacity-building and cooperation mechanisms of involved stakeholders and professionals in the area of Cyber VAWG.

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About "TRAcED"

TRAcED - Tackling gender based cyberviolence among adolescent girls and young women

TRACeD objectives are:

  1. better understanding of the cyber violence phenomenon through quantitative and qualitative research

  2. Enhancement of law enforcement and professionals’ (psychologists, social workers, lawyers) skills in order to be able to identify and handle cyber violence incidents among young women and girls.

  3. empowerment of young women and girls through experiential training activities on cyber VAWG, their legal rights, available support services, responsible use of technology and digital citizenship (ability to engage positively, critically and competently in the digital environment).

  4. awareness raising on the phenomenon of cyber violence through targeted social media campaign and creation by members of the target group (cyber violence hunters).

  5. establishment of synergies and networks between main actors in the field in order to ensure a more comprehensive and holistic approach on the prevention of cyber violence.

Target groups:

  1. Victims of cyber-violence (women and girls), to increase their knowledge on all issues concerning their protection and safeguarding their rights;

  2. Police Officers in the relevant Cyber prevention crime departments, Lawyers, Social Workers and psychologists who will effectively fulfill their role in safeguarding Cyber Victims through capacity-building and well-adapted tools and interagency cooperation;

  3. Agencies/NGOs/Voluntary organization’s personnel working with this specific population, who will have participated in trainings for guardians and approaches will be competent to identify and respond swiftly to safeguard the best interests of the victims or individuals who are at imminent danger of becoming victims 

  4. University students of social work; Law, Criminology and Psychology given that these professions are most needed in cases of supporting and guiding vulnerable persons, will be more skilled for their field work later on Contribution of project’s results with regard to call priority

Furthermore, the proposed project will provide training to a selected university student from the fields of social work, law, criminology and psychology to become Cyber guardians to be able to implement ad hoc interventions to respond to various crisis cases; provide support and guidance to potential Cyber VAWG victims as well as make referrals through an online interactive safe space.