Empower 4,000 Adolescents in Violence Prevention

by Juventud para Cristo
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Summary

This nation-wide public awareness campaign "A Deal for Ideal Interactions" brings together over 4,000 Uruguayan adolescents and empowers them through violence prevention training to advocate for their rights. Adolescent promoters learn how to identify abuse in their homes, schools and communities, and receive tools to actively promote the rights of children and adolescents through leadership.
$747.13
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

85% of Uruguayan parents report having used violence against their children. And most of it goes unnoticed. Violence against minors - sexual, physical, psychological, or verbal - is a violation of basic human rights. Children are regularly victims of abuse due to the power imbalance, which makes them vulnerable. Violence learned by children in their homes impacts how they interact in society as adults. Violence generates and perpetuates violence, unless we break the cycle.

Solution

The public advocacy campaign, "A Deal for Ideal Interactions", confronts violence by promoting children's rights and healthy interactions. Adolescent promoters, from varied socioeconomic backgrounds, participate in training workshops to identify violence, resolve conflict, and contribute positively in their communities. Through creative interventions, they symbolically "vaccinate" adults against violence, who then commit to protect children and report violence.

Long-Term Impact

Over 4,000 adolescents from 14 departments in Uruguay participate in workshops. The adolescents represent over 200 schools, youth groups, and other organizations. Through creative interventions led by adolescent promoters, over 70,000 adults - including government officials such as Uruguay's Vice President - commit to protect children's rights each year. Hundreds of thousands more are reached by the campaign's message on TV and radio commercials throughout the country.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.juventudparacristo.org.uy
Website: "A Deal for Ideal Interactions" Campaign
Facebook: "A Deal for Ideal Interactions" Campaign
Website: Claves

Organization Information

Juventud para Cristo

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay - Uruguay
Website: http:/​/​www.juventudparacristo.org.uy
Project Leader:
Jennifer Ruppelt
Montevideo, Uruguay

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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