Two researchers at the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (ABC) 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.
Dr. Bernie Collins and Dr. Seline Keating, both Associate Researchers at ABC and lecturers of Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) in DCU Institute of Education were awarded the grant for their proposal called GEM: Gender Equality Matters, which identifies three target groups with whom they will work with over a two year period: children (aged 10-17); parents, and teachers.
The key objectives for the project 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.
The exciting project will be undertaken with partners from Italy (FMD); Spain (University of Murcia); Greece (KMOP) and Netherlands (ESHA).
Dr. Collins and Dr. Keating are both currently involved in a Pilot Project called All Together Now! which is being funded by DES and focuses on homophobic and transphobic bullying in primary schools.