Colourful Childhoods <br>Empowering LGBTIQ children in vulnerable contexts to combat gender-based violence across Europe

Colourful Childhoods
Empowering LGBTIQ children in vulnerable contexts to combat gender-based violence across Europe

February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2024
24 months

Violence against children can take up many forms. Colourful Childhoods (C-Child) aims at preventing and combating all forms of violence against LGBTIQ children in vulnerable contexts related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic can be particularly hard for LGBTIQ children in vulnerable contexts, whose specific needs regarding gender-based violence can be overlooked in the current climate of social and economic crisis.
Funded by the European Commission (CERV-2021-DAPHNE) between 2022 and 2024, C-Child involves 6 European countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal and Spain. It is informed by a child-centred perspective with an intersectional approach, through a mix of interdisciplinary and participatory methodologies. The study is divided in four stages. Stage 1 consists of a needs assessment of violence and well-being of LGBTIQ children in each country. It involves focus groups with children, interviews to professionals and organizations, and a survey. Stage 2 includes workshops with children focused on their experiences of services providers and professionals, after which guidelines and a training curriculum for professionals will be elaborated. During Stage 3, an expected number of 400 professionals will receive training and 200 more will benefit from a new module added to the Diversity and Childhood Massive Open Online Course. Finally, Stage 4 is dedicated to dissemination and communication, with a variety of outputs and initiatives aimed at raising awareness and trigger action to prevent and combat violence against LGBTIQ children in vulnerable contexts.


Participating organizations in the C-Child European Research Consortium:

Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal
Hatter Tarsasag, Hungary
Lietuvos Geju Lyga Asociacija, Lithuania
Resursen Tsentsar Bilitis, Bulgaria
Sindikat Obrazovanie Kam Kt Podkrepa, Bulgaria
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Università Degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Universitat de Girona, Spain

Formal partners in Portugal:

Comissão para a Cidadania e a Igualdade de Género (CIG);
AMPLOS – Associação de Mães e Pais pela Liberdade de Orientação Sexual e Identidade de Género;
rede exaequo – associação de jovens lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, trans, intersexo e apoiantes.

lgbtiq children, combat gender-based violence, violence against children
Funding Entity
European Commission - Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme