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.
Meeting with Mujeres Politólogas Association from Granada
Today 04/11/2021 we have met in our office with the representatives of this association on the pretext of an exchange of good practices.
From AIFED we have presented the project ”Mutual Share For Women Care” and they have told us about their work within the association.
Asociación Mujeres Politólogas is formed by a group of graduates in Political Science and Sociology, experts in Gender and Equal Opportunities between women and men.
Since 2000, they have been carrying out training, awareness-raising, consultancy and social research activities aimed at encouraging women’s participation in social and community life and promoting gender equality. They provide training in public and private schools, companies, cooperatives and online training. Among the many topics they deal with we can find workshops on prevention of gender violence, gender violence in leisure contexts, equality, conciliation, interculturality, political participation, leadership and empowerment or social research.
Guadalupe, Mª Dolores and Emilia have expressed how their mission is to achieve a society in which everyone has the opportunity to participate with equal rights and opportunities and in an active way in social, political and economic life.
Thanks to the association for giving us a great event, it was a pleasure!