Το έργο “Press: Preventing, RESponding, Supporting – young survivors of GBV: sexual harassment, sexual and cyber violence” (Πρόληψη – Απόκριση, Υποστήριξη – νεαρών επιζωσών έμφυλης βίας: σεξουαλική παρενόχληση, σεξουαλική βία και βία στον κυβερνοχώρο) υλοποιείται στο πλαίσιο του CERV Project Grants για το διάστημα 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2022-31 Ιανουαρίου 2024, με τη χρηματοδότηση της ΕΕ.  Συντονιστής φορέας του προγράμματος είναι το Κέντρο Διοτίμα και εταίροι το Τμήμα Επικοινωνίας και ΜΜΕ του ΕΚΠΑ και η Genderhood, σε συνεργασία με τον Συνήγορο του Πολίτη και τον Σύνδεσμο Κοινωνικών Λειτουργών Ελλάδας (ΣΚΛΕ).The project “Press: Preventing, RESponding, Supporting – young survivors of GBV: sexual harassment, sexual and cyber violence” is implemented under the CERV Project Grants for the period 1 February 2022-31 January 2024, with EU funding.  The coordinating organisation of the project is the Diotima Centre and the partners are the Department of Communication and Media of the School of Communication and Media of the University of Athens and Genderhood, in collaboration with the Greek Ombudsman and the Association of Social Workers of Greece.


Το πρόγραμμα αποσκοπεί στον εντοπισμό και την πρόληψη της σεξουαλικής παρενόχλησης και σεξουαλικής βίας σε αρχικό/πρώιμο στάδιο, με έμφαση στη διαδικτυακή σεξουαλική βία, και στην παροχή υπηρεσιών σε γυναίκες, νεαρά και ΛΟΑΤΚΙ+ άτομα, επιζώσες/ώντα ή άτομα που βρίσκονται σε κίνδυνο αυτών των μορφών έμφυλης βίας.The program aims to identify and prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence at an early/early stage, with a focus on online sexual violence, and to provide services to women, young and LGBTQ+ people, survivors or people at risk of these forms of gender-based violence.


  1. Upgrade the knowledge of professionals from 4 key professional groups in order to acquire the knowledge, materials and resources needed to support people who have experienced sexual harassment and violence or cyber violence.
  2. Mitigate the victim-blaming phenomena observed and reproduced in the (traditional and digital) media, increase reporting/reporting of sexual harassment incidents and promote a culture of consent by training media professionals as trainers to become ambassadors of another culture.
  3. Support people with experiences of sexual harassment, sexual violence and cyber violence in Athens through the operation of a pilot, holistic support centre providing psychosocial support, legal counselling/assistance, empowerment and awareness-raising activities.
  4. Raise awareness on issues of sexual harassment and violence (including cyber violence) in order to prevent the occurrence and reduce the frequency of the phenomenon within the Greek society and promoting advocacy for the need to establish a framework for protection from cyber sexual violence at local/national and European level.

Expected results

  • increase in reports/reports of sexual harassment incidents
  • increase knowledge and awareness of frontline professionals on issues of sexual harassment and sexual violence
  • increase young people (16-35 years old) awareness of their rights, existing support services and empowering them to speak up and seek help
  • targeted and coordinated support for survivors and survivors
  • change the attitudes and beliefs of media professionals and the general public
  • inclusion of sexual harassment and violence in the public debate/political agenda of Greece and the EU



  • psychosocial support for survivors and people at risk of experiencing sexual harassment, including adolescents over 16 years of age
    legal counselling and legal aid
  • empowerment and awareness-raising – through group activities for young adults and adolescents (16-17 years old)


  • literature/secondary research on sexual harassment and online gender-based violence
  • mapping the current situation regarding the representation of sexual harassment and violence in the Greek media through reports, news, etc. on TV channels and digital media
  • elaboration of a Good Practice Guide focusing on consent

Capacity building

  • επιμορφωτικά προγράμματα ανάπτυξης δεξιοτήτων που θα απευθυνθούν σε επαγγελματίες ψυχικής υγείας, κοινωνικούς λειτουργούς, εκπαιδευτικούς, δικηγόρους, διεπιστημονικές ομάδες επαγγελματιών, καθώς επίσης και σε σπουδαστές και σπουδάστριες
  • πρόγραμμα εκπαίδευσης εκπαιδευτών/-τριών (ToT) που θα απευθυνθεί σε επαγγελματίες των ΜΜΕ με στόχο την άρση των σεξιστικών και στερεοτυπικών αντιλήψεων για τη σεξουαλική παρενόχληση και τη σεξουαλική βία.


  • skills development training programmes for mental health professionals, social workers, teachers, lawyers, interdisciplinary teams of professionals, as well as students
  • a training of trainers (ToT) programme for media professionals aimed at removing sexist and stereotypical perceptions of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Raising Awareness

  • policy proposals for measures that can be taken at national and European level based on secondary research and the needs of survivors supported by the services of the Diotima Centre
  • proposals for gender mainstreaming in news and reports on sexual harassment and cyber violence
  • organisation of a round table on sexual harassment, consent and cyber violence with the participation of experts and young people

Target Groups

Key group – target of support actions (psychosocial, legal counselling/assistance, empowerment):

  • young women, young men and young LGBTQ+ people, aged 16 to 35 – special emphasis will be given to female and male students

Target group for training and awareness-raising actions:

  • groups of professionals supporting survivors: psychologists, social workers, teachers, lawyers (public & private sector)
  • journalists, people involved in producing and reproducing news/reports/broadcasts to inform the public

Ομάδα – στόχος δράσεων συνηγορίας και ευαισθητοποίησης:

  • Policy planners and related stakeholders (institutions and people in positions of responsibility)
  • General public