Education is the prior strategy to defeat violence against children. VIOLE-LAB promotes pedagogical research, training, counseling and a widely spread nonviolent culture for the protection of children.

VIOLE-LAB, Educational Lab on Violence Against Children, is a program made up of an ensemble of research, training and concrete measures to counteract violence against children and strengthen the protection of children’s rights. It is promoted by a group of academic researchers in the educational field, with the involvement of eight universities.

It promotes a  culture of childhood that legitimizes children’s participation in society to protect them and to take care of the children that have been harmed by adults. VIOLE-LAB also aims at promoting their personal resources so that they can face the violence they deal with in everyday life. Violence against children is an educational and social emergency that questions our conscience and requires that the whole community takes responsibility. More and more often children are victims of adult’s violence, both when they are directly harmed by it but also when they face it indirectly in their everyday lives (in the family, school, media).

Only some cases of violence reach public awareness, most violence instead remains invisible, misunderstood and denied.
It is a duty of all those who take care of children at any level (research, institutions, welfare services, citizens ) to face the problem by overcoming the reluctance that surrounds this dramatic phenomenon.
VIOLE-LAB puts forward an ensemble of different measures that aim at offering  an important contribution to the construction of a responsible and respectful society for every single kid and  teenager.

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Ombre e ferite dell'educazione:violenza e maltrattamenti ai minori


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Università di Milano-Bicocca
Aula Martini U6-4

Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1
20126 Milano (MI)

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Elisabetta Biffi
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Francesca Borruso
Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Silvia Demozzi
Università degli Studi di Bologna

Emiliano Macinai
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Emiliana Mannese
Università degli Studi di Salerno

Angela Muschitiello
Università degli Studi di Bari

Elisabetta Musi
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Luisa Pandolfi
Università degli Studi di Sassari

Stefania Ulivieri Stiozzi
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca