Creation of a web-based archive and resource of all Daphne projects from 1997 to 2001, to promote sharing and exchange of knowledge and information on violence against children, young people and women. DVD and ‘light’ CD-Rom version of the website.
This project is a follow-up of the Daphne toolkit website started in 2005. This year, priority was given to:
- Update of the data on the 411 Daphne Toolkit projects since 1997. Collecting and collating of the documents;
Context and focus
Training and awareness-raising bringing together professionals in Europe with expertise on the issue of the treatment of young perpetrators of sexual crimes and engaging them in wide debate with other related professionals; An 'Action Plan for Europe' was also published on the sexual exploitation
Enlarging and strengthening the network of actors involved in the protection of victims of the trade in human beings in Great Britain, Greece, Portugal and France through the provision of adapted tools, training and awareness-raising activities.
Focus and context
The Core Standards for guardians of separated children provide an instrument to standardize the qualifications of a guardian to take the special needs and rights of separated children into account and empower guardians to work as a watch dog dedicated to defending the p
Women who experienced violence in childhood or intimate partnerships have specific needs in particular when it comes to imprisonment. There are different forms of violence that have considerable impact on victims. For example experienced violence or abuse in child- or adulthood can result in higher risk behaviour, negative health outcomes, drug use or mental health disorders.
The aim of the project STRONG was to build capacity for criminal justice professionals on marginalised women in prison who have experienced childhood, intimate partner or other forms of physical and sexual violence.
The project involved five countries from old and new European Member States (England, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Scotland) and brought together a multi-disciplinary network representing a range of different professional groups and practitioners working inside and outside prisons.
Project activities and results
The following activities were undertaken within the project:
The project mainly targeted imprisoned women with a history of abuse and prison personnel.
Preliminary anlyses were carried out in order to refine knowledge on the needs and demands of women and prison staff and to identify best-practice models.
On the basis of these analyses, partners created a toolkit to summarise, prioritise and put together the results of the mapping, field study. They identified best practice, expert interviews and outcomes of discussions to enable a better response to imprisoned women with violence trauma, thus promoting the implementation of respective programmes.
Based on the results of the analyses a training programme was also created.
It specifically targeted prison staff in order to allow them better responding to the large number of imprisoned women with a history of violence and abuse.
The evaluation outcome of the pilot trainings in all countries outlined that the programmes met the needs of the prison staff and trainees increased their knowledge and skills to address issues of violence and abuse. As a matter of fact, after the training, participants felt more confident speaking to the prisoner about issues around violence and abuse, they also felt that the training contents were relevant to their duties and better knew how to refer women to services in the community. They increased their knowledge about signs to look for in abused women, different forms of domestic violence and better understood the barriers to leaving a violent partner.
Furthermore, a collection of Resource Material was compiled to complement the Daphne Strong training programme and designed to enable trainers and trainees to reflect on the content of the sessions and the implications for their practice. It also includes some supplementary information that can be referred to as and when necessary. The collection, therefore, can also be used as a ‘standalone’ resource.
CONRED II: Virtual community against violence towards immigrant children and teenagers without any social support network It is a comprehensive project aimed at an extensive and in-depth investigation of the causes of social violence and defencelessness of immigrant children.