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.

Read more: BASE - Migrant and refugee child-friendly support services in cases of sexual and gender-based...

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.

Read more: HIT – Hate Interrupter Teams: Youth counteracting hate speech towards migrants and minorities...

 Convey – training of teachers
The goal of the CONVEY project is to counteract sexual abuse and harassment through digital education of young people for positive stress and sexualization of women and girls in the media. Through the development of an online game and the implementation of a training program for teachers and students aged 13 years. in primary and secondary schools, the project aims to promote respect for women's and girls' rights and to change the behavior and attitudes of young people by ensuring the prevention of sexual violence.

Read more: On 19th and 20th of December a teacher training organized by the Gender Alternatives Foundation...

      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.

Read more: On 09.11.18, was held an international conference at the “Hilton” hotel in Sofia on the topic:...

     The latest project of the Gender Alternatives Foundation called "No Gaps" - Transnational methodology for socia-labor intervention with young women  asylum seekers and refugees (2018-2-ESO2-KA205-011654) , co-funded by the  Erasmus + programme of the European union - started. The duration of the project is 24 months / 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2020 /. In partnership are two other foundations based in Madrid (Spain), one from Athens (Greece) and one from Vienna (Austria).

Read more: At the beginning of September 2018, started the latest project of the Gender Alternatives...

December 07, 2019