Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to present you with the third special edition newsletter focusing on gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of migration, prepared as part of the BRIDGE regional project. The BRIDGE project is implemented under the lead of Terre des hommes Regional Office for Europe together with five partners from Belgium (Defence for Children International DCI-Belgium and FEDASIL), Greece (ARSIS), Malta (Kopin) and Romania (Tdh Romania), and has the overall objective to strengthen the statutory response to GBV affecting children and youth on the move in EU countries. 

In this edition, we have selected for you a number of interesting materials which should be of interest to anyone working with GBV survivors as well as children and youth on the move.

We would also like to encourage you to enrol in our e-learning course on how to prevent and protect children and youth on the move from GBV, developed as part of the BRIDGE project. The course is available in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, Greek, Romanian.

As part of the BRIDGE project we are organizing a series of webinars on the topic of GBV with the aim to share good practices and experiences, initiatives, knowledge and learning. In case you have missed some of our recent webinars, you may watch their recordings at the following links:

Save the date – January 28, 2020 at 2pm CEST! Join our webinar to hear from Inka Lilja who will present a handbook developed by HEUNI (European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control) and partner organizations who work daily with refugee women in six EU Member States: Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Finland and Italy. The handbook was developed through a co-creation process and entails a counselling method for working with refugee women who have been victims of GBV. More information on this webinar and the handbook available below.


28 Jan 2020

This webinar is being organized 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...


09 Dec 2019

Roll-out trainings for care professionals and youth facilitators are being organized in Belgium, Greece, Malta and Romania as part of the BRIDGE project. They follow the Training of Trainers (ToT) held in Budapest at the beginning of October 2019....

07 Jun 2016

“The current refugee “crisis” in Europe has created multiple forms of vulnerability and insecurity for refugee women including various forms of sexual and gender-based violence. Increasing numbers of women, either alone or with family, are...

29 Aug 2019

This report reveals the reality of forced migration in Serbia through the testimony of 91 women and girls from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran. It shows how gender roles and power inequalities affect the rights and opportunities of female migrants...

30 Aug 2019

This handbook was developed by the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI) and project partners in the “Co-creating a counselling method for refugee women GBV victims” project funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and...


@Tdh/Francois Struzik in Syria 2011

03 Sep 2019

This online course has been designed for professionals who come into contact with children and youth on the move.  The focus is on building the knowledge and capacity to prevent, identify, and respond to gender-based violence (GBV). Through the...


The BRIDGE project is supported by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).


This newsletter was funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).

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