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The profile of women survivors of IPV: economic status

One of the main activities of the WE GO! project consisted in a data collection involving the antiviolence centres partners in the project, and 5 other centres based in Greece. The centres are based in 4 EU countries: 1 in Bulgaria, 6 in Greece, 3 in Italy and 2 in Spain. The purpose of the data collection was to contribute to build knowledge on the specific issue of the economic needs of women survivors of IPV, focusing specifically on their socio-economic characteristics. The data collection involved a total of 552 women supported by AVCs. The privacy of the women assisted by AVCs was...

The profile of women survivors of IPV: experience of violence

One of the main activities of the WE GO! project consisted in a data collection involving the antiviolence centres partners in the project, and 5 other centres based in Greece. The centres are based in 4 EU countries: 1 in Bulgaria, 6 in Greece, 3 in Italy and 2 in Spain. The purpose of the data collection was to contribute to build knowledge on the specific issue of the economic needs of women survivors of IPV, focusing specifically on their socio-economic characteristics. The data collection involved a total of 552 women supported by AVCs. The privacy of the women assisted by AVCs was...

The profile of women survivors of IPV: age, education level and country of origin

One of the main activities of the WE GO! project consisted in a data collection involving the antiviolence centres partners in the project, and 5 other centres based in Greece. The centres are based in 4 EU countries: 1 in Bulgaria, 6 in Greece, 3 in Italy and 2 in Spain. The purpose of the data collection was to contribute to build knowledge on the specific issue of the economic needs of women survivors of IPV, focusing specifically on their socio-economic characteristics. The data collection involved a total of 552 women supported by AVCs. The privacy of the women assisted by AVCs was...

A way out of violence: promising practices in Europe to empower women economically

WE GO! is an ambitious project willing to strengthen strategies and methodologies to support women undergoing intimate partner violence (IPV) to become economically independent and leave violent relationships. Indeed economic dependence is among the strongest predictor of a survivor's decision to remain, to leave from or to return to an abusive relationship. Given the various economic factors that contribute to women’s vulnerability to violence and prevent them from seeking help, it is essential for anti-violence centres to provide women with support also on economic related issues. By...

WE GO!: Building economic independence, the way out of intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence is a widespread problem in Europe. Based on data gathered by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), 1 in 4 women is physically or sexually abused by her own partner. Women living in violent relationships often don’t break them off, as they lack financial independence and wouldn’t be able to provide for themselves and their children. Moreover, financial support programs are often amongst the most sacrificed activities led by anti-violence centres, due to the lack of human and financial resources. The two-year long WE GO! project (2016-2018) aims to...