About the Project
ON-OFF aims to develop a model containing intervention strategies that will contribute to prevent and respond to cyber sexual and gender-based violence, such as online harassment/bullying. It focuses on: capacity-building of teachers/educators, awareness-raising of young and adult participants and the general public, education and empowerment of girls and boys. The goal is to combat the belittlement of these kind of abuse: indeed, “ON-OFF” acronym wants to highlight offline, concrete, negative implications of online violence.
ON-OFF aims to fight against gender stereotypes, supporting participants to become more aware and conscious of prejudices and their effects, promoting lower tolerance towards GBV and highlighting their interconnection. The project will focus on cyber GBV, as it is a new phenomenon, particularly spread among young people, it is still underestimated and under-condemned, also by adults. For this reason, the project involves both youngsters and teachers/educators, as professionals responsible for their education. Also, the project will develop an online platform, with workshop traces and material, open and free to everyone interested.