Project name: Preventing, protecting and supporting missing children from harm across national borders
Brief Description: Every year there are many children who go missing in the European Union. This is due to conflict and abuse suffered by the children. This requires a programme that understands the root causes of the problems and resolving them so as to ensure that children do not go missing from various countries within the European Union due to them being exposed vulnerable situations such as conflict and abuse.
To address the issue of child disappearances project aims to:
- Collect data on extent, root causes & risks + caseload from hotlines & mediators
- Raise awareness on causes, risks & vulnerabilities of missing children + on services available to prevent & respond
- Sustain, develop & coordinate a network of hotlines for missing children & of Cross-Border Family Mediators, train key actors & help sustain & improve multidisciplinary cooperation
- Promote an integrated child protection approach in European & national policies / laws
- Measure impact & effectiveness of initiatives & programmes. Thematically, activities focus on runaways / forced ways, parental abductions & children in migration
Project name: Appropriate Community-Based Care and Empowering Support Services for Migrants Affected by Gender Based Violence
Brief Description: The fundamental aim of this project is to ensure that appropriate community based care and empowering support services are provided to migrant women in Belgium, UK and Spain. Many of these Migrant Women are victims of different kinds of sexual harassment due to their vulnerable economic situation.
To address the issue of Community-Based Care and Empowering Support Services for Migrants Affected by Gender Based Violence the project aims to:
– To train male and female GBV peer counsellors from the community
– To train key professionals to understand multiple forms of GBV in a multicultural context
– To raise awareness through development of digital tools
– To facilitate access to appropriate support and protection services
– To provide online support services in key ethnic minority languages
– To disseminate and sustain the results of the project at national and EU levels Activities
– Training of GBV peer counsellors and key professionals
– Outreach activities and online and face to face support services
– Evaluation of the process and impact Type and number of persons benefiting from the project
Project name: WAVE (Women against Violence Europe) European Network on Preventing Violence against Women and Children
Brief Description: The aim of the project is the prevention of violence against women and children in the European Union.
To prevent violence against women and children in the European Union the following steps will be taken under the project:
- Build the capacity and sustainability of WAVE Network.
- Increase number of specialist women’s support services (WSS) and improve access by vulnerable groups;
- Facilitate multi-agency cooperation.
- Conduct research and European data collection on VAW and WSS; Improve cross-border cooperation and victims’ support; Raise awareness and disseminate knowledge of VAW and EU laws/policies Activities Advisory Board Meetings, Board Meetings, General Assembly, Capacity Building of WAVE Office, Fundraising & Mentoring, Improving Network Structure, Working Groups, Research on WSS, Data Collection Tool, WAVE Report, WAVE Statistics, Handbooks, Multidisciplinary Trainings, Training Institute, Campaign, Lobbying, Conference, Information Centre, Database, Dissemination, Study Visits, Webinars Beneficiaries, Victim support services, Law enforcement, Gender equality professionals, National/EU policymakers, Victims, Media and General Public Academia.
Project name: Call for proposals to protect and promote the rights of the child (CERV-2021-CHILD)
Brief Description: The aim of the project call is to contribute to responding to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, by promoting ways to mainstream and embed children’s rights in the responses to this and any other emergency situations. The pandemic has caused widespread economic and social dislocation to various sections of society. The result has been various sections of society getting affected. Children are no exception to this around the world. Children belonging to the poorest sections of the society have suffered from various problems such as being pushed into menial child labour.
In order to contribute to responding to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic the project the following steps will be undertaken by the project:
(1) Including children in the decision making process about responses to the pandemic measures.
(2) Identifying, in cooperation with children, what activities and services have been mostly affected and
(3) Involving children in creating mechanisms to support their needs in order to overcome the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Project name: Call for proposals for action grants to support transnational projects to enhance the rights of persons suspected or accused of crime and the rights of victims of crime (JUST-2021-JACC)
Brief Description: The aim of the project call is to facilitate effective and non-discriminatory access to justice for all, and effective redress, including by electronic means (e-justice), by promoting efficient civil, and criminal procedures, by promoting and supporting the rights of all victims of crime as well as the procedural rights of suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings.
The call that will be operational throughout 2021 and 2022 will:
- to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU criminal law in the area of the rights of persons suspected or accused of crime (procedural rights priority);
- to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU criminal law in the area of the rights of persons suspected or accused of crime (procedural rights priority); (b) to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU law in the area of the rights of victims of crime in line with the EU Strategy on victims’ rights (2020-2025) (victims’ rights priority).
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By – Aniruddh Rajendran