Regional Public Organization of Social Projects in the sphere of Populations' Well-being "Stellit"

Legal Type
Non-governmental organization
Year of registration
2002
Geography
National
Regional Public Organization of Social Projects in the Sphere of Population's Well-being Stellit (NGO “Stellit”) was founded in 2002 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. We are conducting activities in the field of addictive and sexual behaviour, prevention of violence and sexual exploitation of children, trafficking, the spread of HIV and STIs. NGO Stellit combines the development and implementation of evidence-based public health and social interventions and academic research projects. Stellit’s staff (12 people) are specialists trained in the Psychology, Sociology and Public Health. Four staff members have a PhD (Psychology or Sociology). NGO “Stellit” is a member of ECPAT International.

Field of Work

Target Group

Adults Children and Youth Families People suffering from communicable diseases Parents, Specialists, Victims of child abuse/exploitation

Type of Activities

International Projects

Strengthening the Prevention of Child Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation Related to Information and Communication Technologies in the Baltic Sea Region
Project objectives include: 1. Identifying best practices of prevention child sexual exploitation using ICT and relevant research findings 2. Providing specialists with information on the role of ICT in child sexual exploitation 3. Training modules 4. Dissemination training materials Targets: 1. Report on desk studies carried out by leading organization and co-partners 2. Three two-day trainings (30 specialists in each one) 3. Training modules refined according to the results of three trainings 4. Dissemination: official websites and social media resources of leading organization and co-partners
Building capacity in prevention of HIV and associated infections among youth at high risk in the Northern Dimension area
Objectives: 1. To map out in Russia and other countries of the Baltic Sea Region/ Northern Dimension Area needs of young people at high risk of getting HIV as well as best practices on HIV prevention among children and young people experimenting with drugs, children and young people involved into commercial sexual exploitation and migrant youth; 2. To identify best practices which could be successfully adopted to or replicated in Russia and other countries of the Baltic Sea Region/ Northern Dimension Area; 3. To train professionals working with youth at risk in Russia and other countries of Baltic Sea Region/ Northern Dimension Area in implementation of HIV prevention focusing on identified best practices. 4. To develop a guidance for decision makers and stakeholders with an overview of the best practices on HIV prevention among children and young people experimenting with drugs, children and young people involved into commercial sexual exploitation as well as migrant youth.
Influence on HIV Prevalence and Service Access among IDUs in Russia and Estonia
During the project, interviews were conducted with specialists working with drug users, as well as drug users themselves (regarding HIV prevention and drug addiction, the treatment of these diseases). All data obtained were analyzed using modern software. 10 articles were published in international peer-reviewed publications.
Training and research in HIV prevention in Russia
During the project, 15 specialists of various profiles underwent nine-month advanced training in research and organization of prevention in the field of socially dangerous diseases at Yale University (USA). Within the framework of the project, 4 international seminars were held to exchange experience in the treatment and prevention of HIV. Currently, most trained specialists successfully apply their knowledge in practice.

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journalists, students of the faculty of journalism, specialists in child protection
Field of work
Raising public awareness of child sexual abuse and combating myths and discriminating beliefs about survivors of child sexual abuse. In the framework of the project, we propose combining the efforts of specialists in the field of combating sexual violence
Role of Partner
expertise exchange, participation in project activities
Preferred Countries
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Åland Islands, Greenland

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Target Group
Adults Children and Youth Families People suffering from communicable diseases Parents, Specialists, Victims of child abuse/exploitation
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