REBOOT NOW: Prevention of Gender-Based Violence in Schools after Lockdown
REBOOT NOW aims at preventing and combating gender-based violence (GBV) among children/young people in school, and supporting their recovery after the covid19 pandemic, through a psychological support service model.
Grant Agreement Number: 101049567
Funded by: CERV-2021-DAPHNE Duration: 01/03/2022-29/02/2024
The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated social issues across the EU. Children in particular have suffered from disruptions in schooling, social isolation, prolonged periods in closed family settings, and inaccessibility of support service (such as victim/mental health support).
They have thus been affected in many ways: online and family violence, psychological distress, disrupted eating, sleep and hygiene habits, changes in behavior and lack of interest in schoolwork and in relationships. Already-struggling young people from marginalized backgrounds (migrants, refugees, ethnic and religious minorities, disabled, LGBTIQ) are even at higher risk.
Within this context, there is an urgent need to address the challenges emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic concerning children’s wellbeing, mental health, and safety in general, but particularly their increased exposure to all forms of gender-based violence and the foreseeable difficulty to handle relationships safely and with healthy approaches.
REBOOT NOW is a child-centered initiative aimed at preventing and combating gender-based violence (GBV) among children/young people in school, and supporting their recovery after the covid19 pandemic, through a psychological support service model.
REBOOT NOW is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. [Project Number: 101049567 CERV-2021-DAPHNE]