On 10.04.2019, a Final conference was organized under the project, in Palermo, Italy.
90 persons took part in the conference.
Panel on the experiences with CONVEY in Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, UK and Italy was presented. Milena Kadieva, Gender Alternatives Foundation Antonia Tsirigoti and Stefanos Alevizos, The Smile of the Child Anca Clivet, Hope for Children Mary Crilly and Dola Twomey, Sexual Violence Centre Cork Leslene White and Adam Taylor, Westminster City Council Noemi De Luca, CESIE .
Teachers and students’ voices on their CONVEY experience were also presented. Vitalba Valenti, Educandato Statale Maria Adelaide Students and teachers from school 
Experts’ Panel was presented on Education and the fight against gender-based violence and sexual violence – experiences from Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, UK and Italy.
Results from the behaviour change study were presented.
Noemi De Luca, CESIE and Milena Kadieva, Gender Alternatives Foundation
Gaming against gender-based violence - “CONVEY – Not a Game” – the online educational tool was presented. Emiliano Mungiovino, CESIE Luca Alba, Sylphelabs s.r.l.
Presentation of a video selection from the CONVEY Campaign “I say NO to sexual violence” was the final part of the event.

     (The project is funded under the Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme of the European Union /REC-AG-2017/REC-RDAP-GBV-AG-2017/ Grant agreement No: 809952)

     BASE (REC-AG-2017/REC-RDAP-GBV-AG-2017) addresses the need to counteract GBV against refugee/migrant girls through the development and sustainability of strategies to nurture inclusive communication and a culture of trust between support service professionals, victims, families and communities, thus preventing victim re-traumatisation and encouraging reporting of GBV. Violence against women and young girls knows no cultural, geographical or ethnic barriers, several studies have identified that some groups are particularly vulnerable - migrant and ethnic minority women, female asylum seekers, refugees are among those.

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     BASE (REC-AG-2017/REC-RDAP-GBV-AG-2017) addresses the need to counteract GBV against refugee/migrant girls through the development and sustainability of strategies to nurture inclusive communication and a culture of trust between support service professionals, victims, families and communities, thus preventing victim re-traumatisation and encouraging reporting of GBV. Violence against women and young girls knows no cultural, geographical or ethnic barriers, several studies have identified that some groups are particularly vulnerable - migrant and ethnic minority women, female asylum seekers, refugees are among those.

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Gender Alternatives Foundation is proud to participate in an international project - HIT – Hate Interrupter Teams: Youth counteracting hate speech towards migrants and minorities through participatory and creative campaigning, emerged from the need to explore and establish innovative ways to empower young people (aged 14-19) to tackle racism, xenophobia and discrimination aimed at migrants. Hate Interrupter Teams (HITs) will address the perpetrators of hate speech and behaviour (HSBM) through creative digital media-based ‘showcases’, imaginative role play and artistic techniques. The project prioritises and explores creative strategies on raising awareness on HSBM, and on empowering young people to counteract hate speech.

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      The Gender Alternatives Foundation did not miss the participation and a special presentation was presented by its leader - Milena Kadieva. For the second consecutive year, the Bulgarian Platform to the European Women's Lobby has organized an international forum, which has the ambition to contribute for the achievement of parity democracy. Several months before the European Parliament elections, the conference participants debated the equal representation of women and men in governance and how to ensure gender equality and women's rights as part of the priorities of Bulgarian and European policy. The conference provided an opportunity to share personal experiences of women who participated and took part in the management from Bulgaria and abroad, and presented good practices and policies from Europe that create the conditions for women to participate fully at every level of decision making.

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April 22, 2019