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Psycho-social mentoring for young girls

Psycho-social mentoring between young girls migrating alone and female university students.


The initiative of the Catalonia Region entails psycho-social mentoring for young girls migrating alone. The target group, identified as the most vulnerable within the already vulnerable unaccompanied foreign minors, will include 15-20 girls living in the Catalonia Region, who can suffer from forced marriages, gender-based violence, sexual abuse, prostitution. The activities will build mentoring relationship between young girls and female university students so as to:  

  • promote a psychosocial guidance among young women with special attention to the empowerment process and the prevention of violence against them;  
  • facilitate their interpersonal relationship during the mentoring process.  

This will also be done by encouraging:  

  • language practice and building of a social network to develop their personal project;  
  • boosting their social network thanks to the mentors;  
  • identification of possible academic and professional pathways;  
  • empowering the girls to prevent gender-based violence.  

The mentors will be properly trained and also supported by a psychologist. The activities envisage: weekly meetings, support to the social public system who follows the young migrants, organization of workshops for capacity building.  

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