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In our modern European societies, gender-based violence (GBV) continues to be a widespread phenomenon impacting on young peoples’ lives. There is also evidence to suggest that youth workers need more capacity to deal with this persistent phenomenon.


This e-book presents the summary results of the Erasmus+ project “Chance for Change: Empowerment & Restoration” (C4C). The project was coordinated by the Restorative Justice for All International Institute (RJ4All) and was put together to help root out GBV among youth and help all those working in youth settings to identify and prevent this phenomenon. As one of the world’s leading international expert on restorative justice, we wanted to pilot knew knowledge and tools using the restorative ethos and practice. C4C and this ebook were the result of RJ4All’s partnership with One Terrene International (OTI) from Cyprus, EPIMORFOTIKI KILKIS from Greece, ASAD Cooperativa Sociale from Italy and UNIVERSIDAD DE HUELVA from Spain.


“Youth work has a responsibility to address what is now referred to as ‘gender-based violence’ and it could do so through restorative practices that are in keeping with its core values … The inquiry that informs this book, and the e-courses and the competencies framework that flows from it, is one important step in putting gender-based violence and restorative processes more firmly into the mindset of youth work policy and practice”.


Prof. Dr. Howard Williamson CVO CBE FRSA FHEA (Professor of European Youth Policy at the University of South Wales and RJ4All non-executive director).

Giving us a chance: Empowerment & Restoration: Ending gender-based violence in y

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