We have had the opportunity to attend this online meeting, led by Jasa Association (Maribor, Slovenia) on June 21,22,23 and 24, in relation to the project Mutual share for woman care. We have participated jointly with our partners from DEMOSTENE, Italy and Fundacja Bądź Aktywny, Poland.
During these days, several Slovenian associations have shown the important work they carry out in the social centres and have shown us how they work with the victims and how they combat gender violence every day.
Ministry of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in Slovenia has introduced social work Centres in Slovenia, with a wide scope of work: work with children, families, social and financial assistance.
Association for women and children victims of violence. Safe house in Gorenjska, has shown its programs for women victims of gender-based violence. They carry out multiple activities: professional support and counselling, workshops (cooking, sports, music therapy, gardening, activities for children).
Samaritan Confidential Telephone Society and SOS Helpline for Women and Children, whose mission is to offer protection and support to women and children. They operate the program "We listen, we don't judge, we help -SOS for victims of domestic violence 24 hours a day (SOS 24/7)'' to provide easily accessible emotional support to the caller.
Association for Nonviolent Communication, with its programs to help those who experience violence, reduce society's tolerance to violence and help those who commit violence to change their behaviour.
The Slovenian police have shown their involvement and collaboration with NGOs, associations and social work centres and how they deal with gender violence.
Finally, Jasa Association, has presented the wonderful books they create and we have seen in them a key tool to educate children in equality. A two-way communication through narrative literature.
It has been a great experience and we can only thank all the associations for the marvellous work!