Every day, in Romania, 6 children, both girls and boys, are sexually abused. In the County of Sibiu, we have recently seen news of minors who suffered repeated abuse, which leave behind long-term trauma. Parents and teacher don't know how to discuss this subject with children and teenagers and how to help them not to become victims. Many dangerous myths go around, such as that it won’t happen if you don’t mention it. Through our project, 180 parents and teachers in the municipality of Sibiu, as well as in towns and villages in the county of Sibiu will benefit from parental education sessions, held by experienced psychologists, who will help them acquire the necessary abilities to prevent sexual abuse on children and young people.
Recent statistics show that, in Romania, 6 children are sexually abused every day. 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls will face some form of sexual abuse before the age of 18. Beyond stats, this is also confirmed by the from stories entrusted to us, between tears of frustration and helplessness, in A.L.E.G.’s “blue room”, where our psychological counselling sessions take place. Many parents showed their need to learn how to protect their children from sexual abuse and how to talk to them about these taboo topics.
And since it is a subject surrounded by silence, both at home, and at school, there is a series of wide-spread, very dangerous myths.
Myth 1. “It cannot happen to my child”
Danger lies much closer than we think. Figures show that only 10% of sexual abusers are unknown, 23% are other children, while 67% of sexual abuses are perpetrated by somebody who has access to the child and who is wee-known to the little one. Abuse takes place in seemingly safe places. In most cases of abuse, children are under 5 years old.
Myth 2. “It’s better to stay away from this topic.”
As it is a sensitive subject, parents avoid talking to their children about protecting their body. Out of shame, they fail to give them early sexual education. Others often say “it is too early”. It is important that we think about the consequences, the costs that our children will pay because of the lack of parental education.
It is best that parents and teacher make sure children get the right information, so that they do not become victims of sexual abuse. According to and old saying, „it takes a village to raise a child” - a community of responsible, attentive, and sympathetic people!
Adults (parents, educators, teacher, experts):
Direct beneficiaries/target group:
- 130 parents in the municipality of Sibiu, as well as in towns and villages around Sibiu - as main educators and mentors for children,
- 50 teachers, educators - since kindergarden and, later on, in primary school, educators/teachers can greatly contribute to the reduction of this phenomenon.
- 200 children and teenagers between 3 and 15 years old in the municipality of Sibiu and the surrounding rural and urban areas,
- local decision-makers (Child Protection Agency, Sibiu County School Inspectorate, Sibiu County Centre for Educational Resources and Assistance etc.).
The project will help 180 parents and teachers in the municipality, as well as in towns and villages in the county of Sibiu, to acquire the necessary skills to prevent sexual abuse on children.
The project will draft and disseminate information session models for parents, aimed at reducing the risk of child sexual abuse, so that these models can be replicated in the entire community.
- consultation with parents and teachers on their information needs, through focus groups (months 1-3)
- drafting materials for the implementation of the sessions for parents and teachers (months 4-5)
- implementation of the sessions for parents and teachers (months 5-10)
- dissemination of material in the community (online and in competent institutions).
Salaries for the project team: RON 3 000
Expenses for the educational material, printing, etc. RON 1 700
Administrative expenses: RON 1 500
Transport expenses: 800 lei
In 2016, A.L.E.G won the With and For Girls International Award, for positive changes in the lives of teenage girls, brought about through activities in which they are directly involved: http://www.starsfoundation.org.uk/blog/announcing-winners-2016-and-girls-awards
A.L.E.G. is an NGO which has been offering support to victims of gender violence for 13 years, while unfolding information and awareness raising projects on gender equality and gender violence prevention. We have gained experience from 3 multinational European projects aimed at education for gender violence prevention in schools, involving teachers and parents. Our most relevant projects on this topic were:
“My Body, My Own - Sexual Violence among Youth: Raising Awareness and Counselling Centre” - aimed at increasing the access of vulnerable young people to information services on sexual violence and at supplying integrated specialized assistance to victims of sexual violence, through information and awareness raising activities for young people and for experts (doctors, social workers, school counsellors, police officers, parents, priests) in the county of Sibiu.
“GEAR - Gender Equality Awareness Raising against Intimate Partner Violence” - 55 teachers and counsellors were trained to implement class workshops; 216 pupils (boys and girls) benefitted from at least 13 hours of class activities. We designed and adapted two ready-to-use activity books for teachers.
„LOG IN - Laboratories On Gender violence In New media” - 400 parents and teachers became aware of the positive/negative use of new media; 975 pupils (boys and girls) understood harmful and violent behaviours related to the use of new technologies and found positive, innovating relation models.
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|Blaga Calin||Lee Maya Imani||Cursa Copiilor Auchan - 10-12 ani||Sibiu||2018-02-23 13:24:55||achitat|
|SUBTIRELU ANCA||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||BUCURESTI||2018-03-02 06:23:11||achitat|
|Pasc Ioana Maria||Abrudean Alexandra||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-03-02 09:56:29||achitat|
|Oltean Corina||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-03-02 11:35:37||Plătește|
|Condurache Iulia Mariana||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Cardiff/UK||2018-03-03 01:38:59||Plătește|
|Hila Gabriela||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-03-03 01:53:11||Plătește|
|Pop Teodora||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-03-05 12:36:47||achitat|
|anonim||Abrudean Alexandra||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Targu Mures||2018-03-08 23:14:13|
|Adam Maria Ramona||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Deva||2018-03-09 15:03:21||Plătește|
|anonim||Abrudean Alexandra||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-03-09 15:20:49||achitat|
|COSTACHE CATALINA||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-03-13 19:36:15||achitat|
|Maxim Catalin||Negru Radu||Semimaratonul Joysone Safety Systems - 21Km||Bucharest||2018-03-15 12:29:15||achitat|
|Pascu Carmen||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||SIBIU||2018-03-15 13:28:41||achitat|
|Stanislav Cătălina||Abrudean Alexandra||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-03-15 21:22:03||achitat|
|anonim||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Lisaura||2018-03-15 22:21:47|
|Drăghiciu Patricia||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-03-16 13:56:02||achitat|
|Al mezayen Khaled||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-03-17 10:20:54||Plătește|
|anonim||Abrudean Alexandra||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Alba Iulia||2018-03-19 09:45:31||achitat|
|petcu corina||Lazăr Cynthia Loris||Crosul Visma - 5Km||bucuresti||2018-03-20 14:01:48||Plătește|
|petcu corina||Lazăr Cynthia Loris||Crosul Visma - 5Km||bucuresti||2018-03-20 16:21:00||Plătește|
|Ciucă Marian||Negru Radu||Semimaratonul Joysone Safety Systems - 21Km||Constanta||2018-03-21 08:54:06||achitat|
|Pavlu Denisa||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Bucuresti||2018-03-22 19:59:43||achitat|
|SABAU CLAUDIU V.||Lee Maya Imani||Cursa Copiilor Auchan - 10-12 ani||TARGU MURES||2018-03-24 19:35:33||achitat|
|Vintila Marius Andrei||Lee Maya Imani||Cursa Copiilor Auchan - 10-12 ani||Tg. Mures||2018-03-24 19:47:42||achitat|
|Stefanescu Radu||Lee Maya Imani||Cursa Copiilor Auchan - 10-12 ani||Sibiu||2018-03-24 19:56:35||achitat|
|anonim||Abrudean Alexandra||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-03-26 15:18:06|
|Tuduran Alina||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Iasi||2018-03-28 14:19:23||achitat|
|gaurus ovidiu||Negru Radu||Semimaratonul Joysone Safety Systems - 21Km||sibiu||2018-03-29 19:20:30||Plătește|
|Codleanu Andreea||Lee Maya Imani||Cursa Copiilor Auchan - 10-12 ani||Bv||2018-03-30 07:06:15||achitat|
|Podina Florina||Lee Maya Imani||Cursa Copiilor Auchan - 10-12 ani||Codlea||2018-03-30 21:59:18||Plătește|
|Savulescu Minodara||Negru Radu||Semimaratonul Joysone Safety Systems - 21Km||Călimănești||2018-04-03 20:14:55||Plătește|
|Razvan Radulescu||Negru Radu||Semimaratonul Joysone Safety Systems - 21Km||Sibiu||2018-04-04 07:37:07||achitat|
|Radulescu Mirela||Negru Radu||Semimaratonul Joysone Safety Systems - 21Km||Sibiu||2018-04-04 08:40:35||achitat|
|Petrescu liliana||KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Sibiu||2018-04-12 22:18:50||Plătește|
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|Lee Maya Imani||Brașov||2018-02-21 20:30:37||Cursa Copiilor Auchan - 10-12 ani||Da|
|KASCHOVITS LOREDANA||SIBIU||2018-02-22 14:21:37||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
|Abrudean Alexandra||Sibiu||2018-02-23 21:23:44||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
|IATROPOL SIMONA||CISNADIOARA||2018-03-04 22:18:55||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
|Stoica Claire||Sibiu||2018-03-05 18:31:05||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
|Negru Radu||Sibiu||2018-03-09 12:56:56||Semimaratonul Joysone Safety Systems - 21Km||Da|
|Marcu Ana||Sibiu||2018-03-10 19:45:22||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
|Grovu Radu||Sibiu||2018-03-12 18:43:00||Semimaratonul Joysone Safety Systems - 21Km||Plătește|
|Lazăr Cynthia Loris||Sibiu||2018-03-13 19:57:42||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
|Porumb Ana Diana||Tălmaciu||2018-03-19 08:53:47||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
|Mihai Alexandra||Bucuresti||2018-03-20 22:29:57||Semimaratonul Joysone Safety Systems - 21Km||Plătește|
|Proca Camelia||Sibiu||2018-03-25 23:29:25||Team Run - 4x5.3Km||Da|
|Solomon Miruna||Sibiu||2018-04-01 14:23:53||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Plătește|
|Coman Denisa||Sibiu||2018-04-08 13:00:27||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
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|Gaja Liviu||Sibiu||2018-04-13 16:18:46||Zacaria 10K - 10Km||Da|
|Jianu Mariana||Sibiu||2018-04-17 18:13:06||Team Run - 4x5.3Km||Da|
|FAGADAR THEA||SIBIU||2018-04-17 22:48:25||Cursa Copiilor Auchan - 10-12 ani||Da|
|Klein Claudia||Sibiu||2018-04-19 20:26:55||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Plătește|
|Orzu Cristi||Sibiu||2018-04-19 21:41:35||Semimaratonul Joysone Safety Systems - 21Km||Da|
|Haprian Alina Elena||Sibiu||2018-04-19 22:17:53||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
|Popistiu Luciana||Sibiu||2018-04-20 22:28:12||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
|Croitoru Madalina||Sibiu||2018-04-20 22:28:12||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|
|Radu Alina||Sibiu||2018-04-20 22:28:12||Crosul Visma - 5Km||Da|