Pro Youth – Empowering youth workers and youth in the protection and prevention from honor violence
The Pro Youth -project (2021-2023) is developing working methods to support young people who are experiencing honor-based violence or the threat of it. The target groups are the professionals and authorities working with the youth as well as the youth itself. The methods are developed for the use of professionals working with the youth, such as social workers, youth workers and the police. In addition, the project is creating a tool for the youth to find help and support easier than before, when they are facing honor-related conflict or violence.
The project is a strategic partnership project of Erasmus+ program, in which three partner countries are cooperating: Finland, Italy and Jordan. From each country there are professionals taking part, who work with honor-based violence and conflicts. Together we develop methods to be used in each country and perhaps wider, which advance the professionals’ ability to support the young people affected by honor-based violence and conflict. Furthermore, The Pro Youth -project is cooperating with local organizations, authorities, and communities in each partner country.
Pro Youth -project partners are from Finland Loisto Settlement, from Italy Cooperativa Sociale Shannara Onlus and from Jordan Arab Women Media Center, who all work closely with honor-based violence issues and the youth affected. The project is coordinated by the Finnish Federation of Settlement Houses.
The intellectual outputs/working methods which are developed by Pro Youth, are: (1) Manual for the professionals, (2) A training for the professionals and (3) A web-based tool for the youth, which enables them to find local support and help.
For more information contact the coordinator: Silja Havu, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 50 309 2383