Thanks to the WE GO! project, the anti-violence centres will be able to better address women’s economic needs, offering them the opportunity to exit violent relationships . The project will enhance cross-border cooperation among practitioners at EU level through identifying and spreading good practices from at least 8 European countries. On the other side, thanks to innovative methodologies and programs, the capacity of the anti-violence centres to respond to women’s economic needs will be improved.
1) Research and Comparative Analysis of current Programs addressed to women victims of intimate partner violence:
Thanks to established data collection methodologies, this activity will provide a profound data on women’s economic status, amongst those accessing anti-violence centres, at the European level.
2) Exchange meetings and knowledge building:
thanks to the invaluable expertise of the anti-violence centres, the meetings’ outputs will also contribute to design a toolkit focused on good practices on intervention and innovative methodologies. These will be tested out during the project, which will be left as a legacy to the centres themselves.
3) Implementation of financial empowerment programs addressed to women victims of violence:
the toolkit will be provided to all anti-violence centres in order to implement training activities directed to the centres’ workers, who will be testing out the methodologies featured in the centres programs.
4) Communication of project’s results:
in addition to communication materials, public events will be held in Italy, Spain, Greece, and Bulgaria. The final project report will be presented at the conclusive event in Brussels, featuring recommendations addressed to national and European policy makers.
The project’s methodology is based on two main cornerstones: the exchange of experiences and the identification of good practices. Training activities addressed to women have been built up based on participatory methodologies established throughout ActionAid’s international, long-lasting experience within the communities it works with. These methodologies will be adjusted to each national context in which the project will take place, and tailored to the requirements the anti-violence centres involved may have. The regulatory framework the project will be referring to is composed by international conventions on women’s rights, as CEDAW and the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. The principles of feminist economics will be integrated in the economic empowerment trainings as well, with a special attention to unpaid care work.
200 women involved in training activities during the whole project lifetime;
35-50 anti-violence centres operators involved in training activities;
50 professionals involved in comparative analysis and exchange activities;
100 policy makers/institutional representatives reached;
1,000 stakeholders informed about the project’s results.