As part of this year’s 16 days of activism campaign to eliminate violence against women, the team of the Necuvinte Association, made up of Alina, project manager, Andreea, Alessia and Dorothea, volunteers of the association, spoke with over 60 students from the classes of 9th and 10th from the “George Coșbuc” Bilingual National College in Bucharest.
We learned from them what the characteristics of today’s teenagers are, but also how much information they know about gender-based violence.
Dorothea explained to them the need to respect intimate and personal space in all types of relationships, which are the 8 types of violence punishable by Romanian law, but also about consent.
Alessia focused on cyberbullying and explained the ways in which they can be tricked and abused online, but also how they can defend themselves against these attacks.
Andreea spoke to them about responsibility, discernment and the laws that also apply to minors, so that their actions have consequences that can lead to deprivation of liberty and thus it would be good to think several times before acting.
Each of them also brought examples, both from their personal lives and other case studies, to show them that we can all be touched by these phenomena.
Between serious things and theory we played and understood that violence in any form has serious consequences for the aggrieved.
We thank the teacher, Anca Petrovici, for facilitating the access to the high school and the discussion with the students.