Theme: Preventing and eliminating cyberviolence

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Introduction

Cyberviolence is linked to the larger social issue of violence against women and girls. Cyberspaces, such as social media sites, do not cause cyber violence, but impact the ways in which it occurs.Footnote 1

Project Objective

To support women and community partners in working together to develop and implement appropriate strategies that prevent and eliminate cyber violence (e.g. cyberbullying, internet luring, cyberstalking) against young women and girls.

Project Description

Each project must include the following two elements:

1. Address institutional barriers

The proposal will address institutional barriers and other factors that limit the efforts of communities to address the issue of cyberviolence against young women and girls. Specifically, projects will help develop appropriate approaches to engage youth and communities in preventing or eliminating cyberviolence (e.g. cyberbullying, Internet luring, cyberstalking) against young women and girls.

2. Build collaboration

The proposal will help build collaboration among community stakeholders to identify and respond to the specific needs of young women and girls. Youth will help identify the issues of cyberviolence affecting young women and girls, expand their understanding of these issues, and in partnership with community stakeholders, help carry out strategies to prevent or eliminate this form of gender-based violence in their community. The project will include a formal evaluation component to help determine the appropriateness of the strategy.

Funding Available/Duration

  Funding Available Duration
Projects at the local level Up to $175,000 Up to 24 months
Projects at the national level Up to $300,000 Up to 36 months

Mandatory Key Activities

a) Partnerships

Engage and establish working partnerships with women's and other community organizations working in the field of violence against women and girls, community leaders, stakeholders and potential allies.

b) Needs Assessment

Carry out a needs assessment in sufficient scope and detail to inform the development and implementation of the project.

c) Knowledge Sharing

Share knowledge among project participants and stakeholders on the broader issue of violence against women, and specifically cyberviolence.

d) Strategy

Develop and implement a strategy to address the issues and gaps identified in your needs assessment by building partnerships and collaboration among community stakeholders. For example, approaches could include:

e) Project Evaluation

Important Considerations

Projects proposing the following types of activities will not be considered under this Call for Proposals:

Please note:

Planned Results

Project Deliverables (After Approval)

Month 4

Month 12

Month 24

Note: Performance reporting requirements and timelines will be determined after the proposed project has been approved.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

(adapted) Fairbairn, J., Bivens, R., and Dawson, M. (2013). Sexual violence and social media: Building a framework for prevention. Ottawa: Crime Prevention Ottawa/Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women. Available at: http://www.octevaw-cocvff.ca/sites/all/files/pdf/reports/sexual-violence-and-social-media.pdf*

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Footnote 2

(adapted) Fairbairn, J., Bivens, R., and Dawson, M. (2013). Sexual violence and social media: Building a framework for prevention. Ottawa: Crime Prevention Ottawa/Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women. Available at: http://www.octevaw-cocvff.ca/sites/all/files/pdf/reports/sexual-violence-and-social-media.pdf*

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