Even during Covid-19 pandemic, truly responsible companies continue to lend a hand to the groups which needs support most. This became clear from the meetings of representatives of Raiffeisenbank, Kaufland and A1 with the CSCD experts within the WEGO2 project.

They discussed the urgent need for a partnership between business and crisis centers that work with women victims of intimate partner violence. The companies turned out to be open and motivated enough to work actively in support of such women who show interest and demonstrate the necessary qualities for a vacant position.

Among other things, they shared good practices that are already in place by their teams. Thanks to Raiffeisenbank, PULSE Pernik Foundation is about to open a special "soft" room for children who have experienced domestic violence. Kaufland employees shared about the special job position "trustee" in their company. It is occupied by people whose duties are to serve employees in cases of domestic violence, harassment at or outside the workplace and other types of abuse. Moreover, quite a few complaints are already received by such persons and the problems are being worked on actively and in complete anonymity.

 

Last week's meetings are just part of a series of talks ahead with businesses to improve the job opportunities of women victims of intimate partner violence.