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Young Bulgarian volunteers participate in the creation of an online simulation game for prevention of sexual violence and harassment

The activities are implemented under the CONVEY - Counteracting sexual violence and harassment: Engaging Youth in schools in digital education on gender stereotyping project.

A total number of 12 young people aged 16-18 years participated in the first meeting on 7 March 2017 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, organized by the Gender Alternatives Foundation. The youth is part of the Bulgarian Youth Red Cross – Plovdiv. Such meetings are to be held in 6 European countries – Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, UK and Bulgaria. The meetings will allow young people across EU to contribute to the creation of an online simulation game, aiming at educating and raising awareness on gender stereotyping and sexualisation of women and men. The online simulation game will be used as a tool to educate and will contribute to changing behaviour and attitudes of young people in relation to violence, harassment and gender stereotyping.

The young volunteers will take part in 6 meetings on the creation of the video game and contribute their perspective on gender
stereotypes, sexual violence and harassment to the development of the online simulation game. Firstly, peer consultants will provide input and feedback to the development of the online simulation game. Then, peer consultants will participate in the testing of the tool.

This project is co-funded by the Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme of the European Union and it’s being implemented by organisations in 6 EU countries: CESIE (IT), The Smile of the Child (GR), Hope for Children (CY), Sexual Violence Centre Cork (IE), Gender Alternatives (BG), and Westminster City Council (UK).