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! (Women economic independence and growth opportunities) project (2016-2018) aims to improve programs addressed to women who experience the intimate partner violence in Europe, with a special focus on activities led by anti-violence centres and promoting women’s economic empowerment.
The project’s methodology is based on two main components: the exchange of experiences and the identification of good practices. These methodologies are tailored to national context in which the project is be implemented, and to the requirements the anti-violence centres involved may have.
More about WE GO!: www.wegoproject.eu