Preventing and responding to sexual violence against women with disabilities
Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union
Anziani e non solo
The Stay Safe project aims to raise awareness and educate women with disabilities on how to respond to sexual harassment (both online and offline) and violent incidents, developing a training model which will apply the gender-based behavioural approach and will be based on creative drama techniques and gaming elements. Moreover, applying creative drama methodologies, it intends to train professionals working in the disability field on how to recognize the risks of sexual harassment to which women with mental disabilities are exposed to and how to support them.
We expect women involved in the project to :
- Recognise abusive behaviors and name the violence when this is perpetrated against them
- Increase their willingness to report situations where they’ve been victim of a sexual assault
- Be more capable and actually confident to report a sexual harassement
- Be more inclined to ask for help when needed
We expect professionals actively involved in the project to be:
- More likely to report cases of violence when they see them
- Able to promote a more favorable environment for women who report violence
- More willing to support victims of violence in case of need.