Protection of Palestinian Adolescents from Violence, Abuse, and Harassment

With funding from the US Consulate, this one-year polut project aims to enhance the protection of adolescents from violence. The project targets adolescents that are vulnerable to adverse experiences (cyberbullying/violence, sexual harassment and assault) that may lead to distress and suicidal behaviour.

Its objectives are to (1) roll out a school-based suicide prevention program (2) protect adolescents from adverse experiences and risks (cyberbullying, cyber violence, sexual harassment and assault) that may lead to psychosocial distress and suicidal behaviour.

It will do so through three inter-related results:

  • Result 1: Capacities of 180 teachers and counsellors, parents and adolescents on prevention and identification of suicide cases are enhanced.
  • Result 2: An application on sexual harassment/abuse protection and prevention is piloted. 
  • Result 3: Awareness of the importance of cyber-safety among adolescents in Palestine is raised
  • Result 4: A research report and policy brief on adolescent suicide and its implications for interventions.