The Erasmus+ funded “Abused No More: Safeguarding Youth and Empowering Professionals” programme is pleased to launch its new website platform www.abusednomore.org. The web-platform will deliver the aims of the 3 year pan-European youth-led initiative that envisages addressing existing gaps in the provision of legal education for young minority ethnic women affected by gender-based violence (GBV) including Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), rape and forced marriage.
The new interactive web-platform will feature news, blogs, project’s findings and updates, such as reports, policy briefs as well as opportunities for collaboration, e.g. events announcements, workshops and face to face training sessions.
Both professionals and young people can benefit from freely available, tailored online training tools and resources that will feature on the platform. The tools will aim to increase young people’s legal capability as well as to strengthen professionals’ capacity in engaging with vulnerable young women who have experienced various forms of gender-based violence and abuse.
The website will also facilitate the development of a pan-European network of key stakeholders including researchers, youth workers, policy makers, and young people by offering an online space that will further allow for debates, exchange of best practice and resources, thereby promoting international strategic partnerships and learning.
The programme is delivered in partnership with 4 European partners, namely Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej (Poland), KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism (Cyprus), Anziani e Non Solo (Italy) and Romanian U.S. Alumni Association (Romania) under the leadership of theThe IARS International Institute.
The Abused no more partnership is launching a call to collect inspirational projects in the youth discrimination field. We are looking for examples of good and promising practices of projects and activities aimed at tackling youth discrimination in different fields and through various methodologies.
Silva Mendes, Director for Youth and Sport at DG for Education and Culture, EC said: “Abuse no more”, introduces the notion of legal literacy in our formal education systems, in a rather innovative way to prevent marginalisation and social exclusion. My Voice – My rights gives us the opportunity to re-discover our legal systems and seek in there solutions but more importantly it makes us realize that individual rights are not merely a tool of preventing marginalisation but at the same time a reflection of our European values such as freedom, tolerance and non- discrimination. Re-exploring our roots and our common cultural heritage can be an effective answer to the multiple crises Europe is facing.”
Youth Advisory Group
As a user led organisation, IARS runs the Youth Advisory Group. YAB is a team of young volunteers aged 15 – 25 from different backgrounds and circumstances who are aware of the problems facing young people in today’s society and who are interested in an opportunity to do something positive about these issues. This body will be consulted at all stages of the project. This is an excellent opportunity for young people to get their voices heard and to address issues that are important for them.
The AnM partnership has developed and designed the training material and resources delivered in each partner country and are freely available online on this page.
The Abused No More project is an opportunity for young people, professionals and organizations dealing with discrimination, legal literacy and abuse prevention to network in order to share information, practices, experiences and useful tools across Europe.
Join for free the Abused no More networkmembership includes benefit such as:
• Access to project newsletters
•Access to research reports, e- publications etc. developed within the project
• Priority tickets to accredited events and conference
• Possibility to get involved in our research activities
• Space for discussions, sharing of good practice and networking
In order to join the Abused no more network, please register providing us the following data: application form