UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM
FM-OUT! aims to assess the needs and challenges faced by professionals working with FM in quantitative and qualitative terms through different activities (e.g. survey, desk-research, focus groups) that will help to improve the knowledge of the situation and profile of the victims, as well as the needs and difficulties of professionals to identify and reach them.
In order to reach this objective the project will conduct a survey among the national FM networks, to create a database to better characterize FM characteristics and the kind of risks that surround its victims. It will also provide guidance to explore and assess the training needs of professionals and practitioners, something in which the project will deepen through a combination of desk-research, mapping and focus groups with professionals in the four countries.
DATA GATHERING AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT
LEADERS: SURT AND CER-M
Training activities to
FM-OUT! aims to expand the capacity building and training of practitioners working on FM in 7 key areas in order to improve support services and early assistance procedures for victims through thanks to the provision of tools such as an e-learning course and virtual reality technology.
The FM-OUT! consortium will transform the knowledge gathered into a system of ‘blended learning’ that will include an e-learning course with different modules and offline training courses aimed at practitioners of seven key areas: formal and informal education, health, police, justice, social services, gender violence and the management of cultural diversity. These courses will be adapted according to the level of expertise, the needs and the contexts in each country and will use innovative training tools, including e-learning and virtual reality. The support of the national networks of FM will be crucial to reach practitioners in this area, as well as for the distribution, enrichment and replication of the training materials.
TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING
FM-OUT! will approach the existing services and resources of protection and support to potential victims of FM, by bridging the gap between practitioners and affected communities and individuals thanks to a greater awareness.
Young people at risk of suffering from a FM will also be targeted through a set of participatory activities at schools aimed at approaching existing support services and at raising awareness of the phenomenon and its risk factors. This will contribute to bridge the gap between practitioners and potential victims, especially among the children of migrants (the so-called second generation) that may be transiting the ‘grey zone’ between arranged and forced marriages.
FM-OUT! Will transfer the knowledge gained in the project to policy-makers and stakeholders by disseminating the key outputs and advocating for the end of FM to prevent GBV in affective relationships and marriages.
Finally, the consortium will transfer the knowledge gained in the project to policy-makers and stakeholders by disseminating the key outputs and advocating for changes on the legislation and policies that shape the work of professionals and practitioners in this area to end with FM and gender-based violence.
ADVOCACY, MAINSTREAMING AND DISSEMINATION