When a victim of violence needing help, advice or immediate protection breaks the wall of injustices around her, the first contact for help is an operator working in an anti-violence support center. Lot of empathy but also a qualified profile and strict procedures are asked to the person who takes in charge the request from the victim. Workers of any anti-violence support center –wherever its nationality- must be always open and prompt to listen, advice, provide legal and immediate support.
It – as many other jobs in the social care field- could be exhausting year after year. Workers could feel overwhelmed by the increasing numbers of femicide, abuse, violence against women even if they give all they can to help the sufferers and prevention campaigns. But also, they could feel harmless thinking at the long-time legal sentences requires to send the oppressor to prison and at the lack or not enough supports given to the families of victims.
This project with its four-international meeting (Italy- Spain- Slovenia- Poland) aims to create an International network among European anti-violence workers to make them compare their own National systems in order to exchange good practices and adopt the best ones in their country. In addition, it could be an enrichment to better analyze the problem of femicide from another cultural point of view to widen the knowledge of the problem to put into practice and experiment new tools in their protocol and in the awareness-raising anti-violence campaigns.
Violence is very important problem in UE, but not everybody knows how to protect it, how to help it.
– new methods of work with adult learners
– integrate the local environment to protect violence
– improve the educators’ and trainers’ skills
– improve the knowledge about different kinds of violence – against women, old people, in sport (stadiums), racism, hate speech etc.
– help adult in improving their personal and social competences
– exchange the experience between educators and trainers