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Contributing to identify causes of gender violence among teenagers

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website -This page will have a number of links to different research projects and reports - including the Free_Teen.
 Total cost 97˙727 €
 EC max contribution 97˙727 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-08-17   to  2016-08-16


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 Project objective

The frequency of gender violence today is extremely high; 35% of women worldwide experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence (World Health Organization, 2013). In 2009, Miguel Carcaño, adolescent, confesses to have raped and killed his ex-girlfriend, Marta del Castillo. After entering prison, a platform started in support of the self-confessed murderer, through which his admirers declared their desire to meet and to start a relationship with him. While many studies are being conducted to understand and ameliorate this situation, further research is needed to better identify the causes and consequences and to analyze in-depth methods that can advance research on this topic. The applicant has worked for the last fourteen years on the fact that some adolescents have been socialized into a type of relationships that link attraction and violence. FREE_Teen_Desire will draw from this background and learn from host expertise and methodological approaches in order to: 1) explore the extent to which dialogue situations (based on a language of desire) can question adolescent girls’ desires that link attractiveness to violent behaviours, 2) assess whether this dialogic questioning of girls’ desire, if any, is true beyond cultures, thus breaking down cultural and racist stereotypes associated to violence against women, and 3) develop the evidence-based approaches needed to increase effectiveness in the prevention of gender violence among adolescents. The research will have a mixed methods approach, involving a quasi-experimental study with 240 adolescent girls from four different countries and a qualitative analysis of some of their stories. The project will also innovate in dissemination and outreach activities in order to achieve political and social impact, in prevention campaigns and programmes against gender based violence.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Sandra Racionero Plaza,
Press release: FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETIES 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience2-6 July 2016 – Copenhagen, Denmark RELEASE EMBARGOED UNTIL SUNDAY 3 JULY 2016 17.30 CEST / 16.30 BST
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2016 Lidia Puigvert
Female University Students Respond to Gender Violence through Dialogic Feminist Gatherings
published pages: 183, ISSN: 2014-3680, DOI: 10.17583/rimcis.2016.2118
International and Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences 5/2 2019-07-24
2016 R. Valls, L. Puigvert, P. Melgar, C. Garcia-Yeste
Breaking the Silence at Spanish Universities: Findings From the First Study of Violence Against Women on Campuses in Spain
published pages: 1519-1539, ISSN: 1077-8012, DOI: 10.1177/1077801215627511
Violence Against Women 22/13 2019-07-24
2016 P. Alvarez, R. Garcia-Carrion, L. Puigvert, C. Pulido, T. Schubert
Beyond the Walls: The Social Reintegration of Prisoners Through the Dialogic Reading of Classic Universal Literature in Prison
published pages: , ISSN: 0306-624X, DOI: 10.1177/0306624X16672864
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 2019-07-24
2016 Lidia Puigvert
Questioning the Attraction to violence among young women girls. Preliminary Data fromFree_Teen_Desire project
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
British Society of Criminology, Conference 2016 2019-07-24

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