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Date Rape Cases among Young Women: Strategies for Support and Prevention


Date: 20 June 2008

The Department of Criminology (then known as The Institute of Forensic Studies), University of Malta hosted the Findings Seminar of the European project "Date Rape Cases among Young Women: Strategies for Support and Prevention", supported by the Daphne II Programme, European Commission. The seminar was scheduled to take place on the 20 June 2008 at Dar l-Emigrant, Valletta between 1000hrs and 1245hrs.

The main aim of the project was to measure the prevalence and incidence of date rape among female students in tertiary education in Cyprus, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta, and explore their attitudes, dating experiences and level of awareness. The project also aimed to promote awareness among beneficiaries and target groups and make policy recommendations for the prevention of date rape and support to victims of sexual violence. The project was implemented in partnership with the Coalition for Gender Equality in Latvia (Latvia), the Institute of Equality (Greece), the University of Malta (Malta), and the Women’s Issues Information Centre (Lithuania).

The aim of the Findings Seminar was the exchange of best practices for the support and prevention of date rape and sexual violence in Malta and involved the participation of academics, NGO representatives, policy makers, as well as experts in the field of gender and violence against women.

Last Updated: 2 July 2013

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