The Full Cooperation: Zero Violence Project was launched as a means of implementing the Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence (GBV&DV) Strategy of 2018. The project intends to:
- Strengthen multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary cooperation, enabling relevant professionals to collaborate on, mitigate and respond to violence against women (VAW) and gender-based violence (GBV) effectively;
- Develop and implement training programmes, a manual of procedures (MOP) and a set of standard operating procedures (SOP) enabling cooperation and coordination of professionals from various sectors who come into contact with potential victims, thus ascertaining an upgrade in the quality of services and the introduction of national minimum standards;
- Raise awareness and encourage victims and potential victims, witnesses and bystanders to report violence and seek help through the upgraded services; and
- Share lessons learnt in European Union (EU) fora and bilaterally.
The project also aimed to raise awareness and encourage victims and potential victims, witnesses and bystanders to report violence and seek help through the upgraded services. Throughout these campaigns, the aim was for society in general to become more aware of GBV&DV and existing responses and to strengthen the prevention and reduction of re-victimisation as perpetrators and potential perpetrators are made aware of Malta’s legislation and commitment to stamp out GBV&DV via public awareness campaigns and actions by trained professionals. This campaign included Social Media Clips, bus shelter posters, online newspaper ads, radio clips and the use of posters in public entertainment spaces.
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