ABC Researchers Awarded Grant for Project on Violence and Gender

Dr. Bernie Collins and Dr. Seline Keating, researchers at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre, have recently been awarded a grant of €460,000 from the EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme to lead a transnational project on gender-based violence. Their proposal, called GEM: Gender Equality Matters, identifies three target groups with whom they will work over a two year period: children (aged 10-17); parents, and teachers.

Key objectives include raising awareness, challenging attitudes and promoting behaviour changes in relation to gender-based violence generally, and with specific reference to violence perpetrated against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community.

This exciting work will be undertaken with partners from Italy (FMD); Spain (University of Murcia); Greece (KMOP) and Netherlands (ESHA).

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