The dramatic persistence of cultural prejudices and sexist stereotypes in courtrooms, in the media representation, in the wider social context leads to the re-victimization of women who have suffered violence, exposing them to further trauma and obstructing justice.

The NEVER AGAIN project, launched on 25 November 2020 and co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship program of the European Union, aims to strengthen a system response to the phenomenon of secondary victimization, proposing a national awareness campaign and a training model addressed to law enforcement officials, judicial professionals (lawyers, magistrates) and journalists.

Our goals
Transforming the approach and professional culture of the judiciary, law enforcement and media when dealing with domestic and gender-based violence, increasing awareness and understanding of the social and cultural roots of violence against women.
Contributing to a correct and effective application of international, European and national regulations in the prevention and contrast of secondary victimization.
Sensitize media professionals to the importance of changing dominant social representations of Violence against women in media reporting and storytelling, too often based on sensationalism and stereotyped models.
What we do
With a combination of e-learning, webinars and face-to-face workshops that will involve all partner organizations, Never Again defines an original training methodology targeted at different aspects of secondary victimization. Proposed with the support of the Higher School for the Judiciary and of the Professional Orders, the Never Again training offer aims to provide justice system operators, law enforcement officers, and media professionals with specific tools to deconstruct cultural prejudices and gender stereotypes by strengthening their action to prevent and combat violence against women.
A wide social network campaign promoting videos, infographics, articles and interviews will be launched to increase knowledge of secondary victimization, to raise public awareness of this often-invisible aspect of violence against women and to change media and social media attitudes leading to new suffering for women who are striving to escape violence.
Multimedia products
Videos, infographics and an e-book are among the multimedia products included that will be offered not only to a wider audience, but also to anti-violence centers, non-profit associations and organizations, local authorities, and women’s movements to promote the prevention of secondary victimization and to raise awareness of its dramatic impact on the lives of women who have experienced violence.
Emotionally appealing, the live performance developed by M.A.S.C. is inspired to real case scenarios and designed as a training tool thanks to the involvement of the audience, to raise awareness of the impact of secondary victimization on the lives of women who have suffered violence and to show how to prevent this phenomenon.
Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli D.i.Re - Donne in Rete contro la violenza Il sole 24 ore Prodos Consulting M.A.S.C. Maschile Plurale
Associated Partners
Presidenza Consiglio Ministri - Dipartimento Pari Opportunità Scuola Superiore Magistratura Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale di Napoli Tribunale di Torre Annunziata Consiglio Nazionale Forense Consiglio dell'Ordine degli Avvocati di Napoli Ordine Avvocati Santa Maria Capua Vetere Consiglio regionale Campania - Osservatorio sul fenomeno della violenza sulle donne Universidad de Madrid WAVE Network Dire Fare Cambiare Associazione Spazio Donna Associazione Vicino Lontano