In the beginning of the year the team of CSCD added to its project portfolio the project WEGO! 2. Achieving economic independence - a factor for leaving a violent relationship with the intimate partner (Building Economic Independence: the Way Out of Intimate Partner Violence, Ref. REC-RDAP-GBV-AG-2017, Project ID 810371).
The project is a continuation of the WEGO project completed in 2017 - "WEGO - Economic Independence of Women for Exiting from Violence in Partnership" (Women Economic – Independence & Growth Opportunity).
WE GO! aims to promote the economic empowerment of women who have survived violence by strengthening support structures - local, national and European and by promoting the implementation of good practices and multidisciplinary cooperation between all stakeholders.
- 4 EU Member States develop and implement good practices to support the economic empowerment of victims of violence
- 100 women have improved their social skills and are part of social networks
- 100 women are supported in their employability
- At least 8 NGO Centers offer higher quality services with enhanced support standards
- 120 specialists engaged in preventing and combating violence against women have raised their knowledge and capacity
- In 4 regional territories, coordination and cooperation between institutions providing economic empowerment services for women who have survived violence
- 80 business companies (ie employers and employees) have become aware of the problems associated with violence against women
- 10 business companies have taken action and policies to prevent violence against women and support the labor integration of the survivors
- 150 policy makers / CEOs of companies participated in the project activities.
· ActionAid Italy – Project Coordinator
· SURT - Spain
· Institute for Social Research (IRS) - Italy
· CSCD - Bulgaria
· Cooperativa “Rel.Azione Positive” - Italy
· Women’s Center of Karditsa (WCK) – Greece
- Women who have survived violence (including violence from the intimate partner)
- Social workers, mediators and volunteers from the NGO sector working with women who have suffered violence
- Private and public stakeholders (business corporations and enterprises, local and national government institutions)
ITALY: Regione Lombardia, AFOL - Milan Public Learning Center and the Metropolitan Center for Work, OpenPolis, SVD - Donna Aiuta Donna Onlus, Aisha, Centro Veneto Donna, Libellula Network
SPAIN: Ajuntamento de Santa Coloma de Gravenet, Ajuntamento de Sabadell, Ministry of Citizens' Rights and Equal Rights, GAFT, CIece
GREECE: General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE), Karditsa Municipality, Karditsa Cooperative Bank, ERT
BULGARIA: Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Bulgaria - SELENA, Puls Foundation Pernik, Center Dynamika, Ruse
December 2018 – November 2020