Thursday, 12 January 2017

Council of Europe video “Beat Bullying” goes viral



The Russian version of the educational video “Beat Bullying” reached over 1 million viewers on YouTube. This 10-minute film shows how whole-school human rights and citizenship education programmes equip students and pupils with the understanding, skills and confidence they need to help stop bullying and violence at school, including cyberbullying.  The video is also available in English, French, Georgian and German. The Albanian version will be available in the first half of 2017.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

New report: Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Bulgaria



Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Bulgaria

The situation for domestic and gender based violence in Bulgaria is mapped systematically for the first time

A new national study confirms that domestic and gender based violence (DGBV) is an extensive problem in Bulgaria, and that the tools to deal with it are limited and to a great extent not efficient. This is the first time that the situation of DGBV in Bulgaria has been systematically mapped. In the research article "Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Bulgaria" you can read about the background of the study and the main findings.
  
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Objectives
The general objective of the study has been to contribute to the prevention of DGBV and to improve the situation of the victims. A special focus has been on Roma women and girls. The study has included a national representative survey, a survey among Roma girls and women, semi-structured questionnaires among police officers and social workers, focus-group discussions with Roma community representatives, and interviews with social workers at crisis centers for children and adults, as well as interviews with victims.

The study has been conducted by the Partners Bulgaria Foundation in cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) and the Human Rights Academy (Oslo, Norway). Slavyanka Ivanova (CSD) has been in charge of the research and has written the analytical report, on which the research article is based. The study has been financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism (2009-2014).

It will now be up to the Bulgarian authorities to put domestic and gender based violence on the agenda and to develop efficient tools to deal with the problem.

Other Project Documents
The Analytical Report, Policy Brief and Victims Support Model are the concluding documents of the National Study on Domestic and Gender based violence (DGBV) and Elaboration of Victims Support Model (VSM) project, funded under Program BG 12 “Domestic and Gender-Based Violence” of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. You can read the documents on the webpage of Partner Bulgaria Foundation.


download the documents and reports here

Project Partners.