Country Slovenia
Year 2017
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Since 2017 (until 2019), the first overall national project Click-Off, addressing cyber violence and harassment as a form of violence against women and girls and a manifestation of historically unequal power relations has been implemented. The main objectives of the projects are: 
▪ To raise awareness, combat gender stereotypes, prevent, reduce and change attitudes towards cyber violence and harassment against girls and women (hereafter: cybervaw).
▪ To increase sensitivity and knowledge of young people, (potential) victims, groups at risk, parents, (potential) perpetrators and witnesses about the issue. 
▪ To build the capacity of relevant professionals to ensure adequate prevention, prosecution and protection against cybervaw. 
▪ Exchange of experiences and good practices and promoting cooperation at the national and European levels. 

The purpose of the project is to enhance the existing national activities for preventing cyber violence by including the gender perspective into learning and other materials, education, education modules, recommendations and measures. A survey on the prevalence and identification of cyber harassment among young people in Slovenia showed that boys are the most common cyber harassers of both girls and boys, that boys are most likely subjected to cyber harassment by persons from their school, while girls are harassed by persons outside the school facilities, that boys are more likely to perceive cyber harassment as funny or entertaining, and do not respond to it, that girls are more likely to perceive serious consequences as a result of cyber harassment, such as helplessness, depression, stress and fear. 

Several educational events are carried out within the project: 
– workshops for pupils and students; 
– train the Trainer training; 
– training courses for police and judicial employees; 
– education for youth workers; 
– a seminar for the media and a seminar for policy makers. 

The media campaign includes brochures, posters and a website ( for children and young people, while awareness raising and education also takes place via social media. A mobile application, Click-off, was also developed primarily for young people, but also for parents and youth workers to raise awareness about cyber violence and harassment, internet ethics and netiquette, measures for improved online security and safety, and steps for dealing with cyber violence and abuse by showing current articles, videos and quizzes. Approximately half a million euros was allocated for the implementation of the project.

In 2019 the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Judicial Training Centre and the police organised training courses within this project, intended for police and judicial experts who deal with or will be dealing with the phenomenon of cyber violence against girls and women. The purpose of the training was to improve the capacity to detect, investigate and prosecute cyber violence and harassment against girls and women, and provide assistance and support to victims of this type of violence.


Source of Information

Slovenia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.39-40 and p.43

For more information: Opening event of the project "Click-off! Stop cyber violence against women and girls"