We are a partnership of 15 non-profit organisations from 7 European countries (Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Cyprus, Sweden, Bulgaria) who want to contribute to help women undergoing intimate partner violence become economically independent. We believe economic empowerment is essential to leave violent relationships and to build women’s self-esteem and work opportunities. We do this thanks to the project WE GO!, funded by the European Commission’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.
ActionAid Italy is the Italian member of the International Federation of ActionAid, working in more than 45 countries worldwide to fight poverty and social exclusion through promoting human rights. Established in 1989, ActionAid Italy has the lead, within the federation, in the implementation of the programs in the North of the world, aimed to fight the so-called “new poverties” and promote human rights in Europe. The ActionAid Italy supporters’ network is extremely solid and locally grounded at national level: it includes 150.000 financial supporters, over 60 local activist groups and 8 regional development areas, disseminated over the entire country.
IRS is a wholly independent, non-profit cooperative currently counting 60 members. Our proceeds derive exclusively from activities developed specifically for our clients.
IRS places great importance on consolidating our highly qualified internal research structure. At present, more than 40 researchers and a network of consultants guarantee the excellent quality of our products.
We fine-tune our products to meet the specific needs of a wide target of clients, both public and private. This is made possible thanks to the wide spectrum of competencies available within the Institute. Our work is based on a multidisciplinary, fully integrated approach.
IRS is part of various international research centre networks and closely collaborates with prestigious universities and qualified experts.
Euclid Network, European network for civil society and social enterprise was founded in 2007, and has a strong track record of networking, peer learning and policy impact in the civil society and social enterprise arenas. EN has delivered a range of European programmes in the fields of civil society capacity-building, social entrepreneurship, social innovation and responsible research & innovation. Our mission is to empower civil society and social enterprise to drive positive change.
Fundación Mujeres is an organization specialised in gender issues and promotion of equal opportunities between women and men, established in 1994.
Its mission is to improve the social situation and quality of life of women, as well as the development of equal opportunity principles and policies in different areas of social, political and economic fields.
Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation (GPF) is an advocacy group for promotion of gender equality in all spheres of the private and social life in Bulgaria, Europe and globally. In 2015 GPF celebrated 20-th Anniversary of its Court registration!
The main spheres of work are: Development Education and ODA policy; Economic Rights of Women; Political Empowerment of Women; Media and its Role for Overcoming Gender Stereotypes; Roma Women Empowerment; Domestic Violence. The team is organizing capacity building trainings on Gender Equality Concept and Gender Mainstreaming for different stakeholders; execute different researches; organize information and education campaigns.
Since 2004 year GPF has been a member of the European Women’s Lobby; and since June 2005 year GPF has been an Associate member of the National Council on Gender Equality to the Council of Ministries of Bulgaria. www.bg-word.org , Facebook
The Bulgarian Centre of Women in Technology (BCWT) brings together stakeholders from the business, the government, the academia and the non-governmental sector, involving them in the process of supporting the increase of women's leadership and professional participation in the ICT sector, entrepreneurship, as well as the female share in the development of technologic and engineering products. The Centre cooperates in the implementation of regional innovation projects and stimulates research collaboration, exchange of best practices and creation of new resources in ICT.
Animus Association Foundation is a public-benefit non-government organization set up in 1997. The organization provides psychotherapeutic and psycho-social services to children and families at risk and to survivors of violence. The organization supports around 20 000 people a year by providing a number of services and programs such as Center for Rehabilitation, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Crisis Center for Survivors of Violence, Social Services Center for Children and Families, National Helpline for Children 116 111, National Hotline for Survivors of Violence, etc. Other important activities of the organization are work in the community, adovocacy, lobbying, prevention, awareness-raising and the promotion of mental health.
SEGE is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) with a Pan-Hellenic non-profit nature and regards women engaged in business activities in Greece.
SEGE was founded in 1997 in Thessaloniki. It is governed by a 9-member board.
SEGE provides to women entrepreneurs of Greece the environment to develop their businesses and themselves, it promotes youth entrepreneurship, improves recognition of their achievements in their businesses and promotes the growth of women-owned businesses through research and information. SEGE promotes ethics and morality in women entrepreneurship, while taking initiatives that demonstrate a sense of social responsibility. Our Facebook page
The Women's Centre of Karditsa, WCK, is a nonprofit organization. It is located in the town of Karditsa, Region Thessaly.
It renders services through the following departments:
- Department for the support of female employment
- Department for the support of women's entrepreneurship
- Department for the support of women victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable social groups of Karditsa
- Children's Creative Occupation Centre
- Day Nursery / Creche
WCK’s main concern is the continuous operation of a network of people-executives and agencies in local, regional, national and transnational level, to provide the best and efficient services to women of Karditsa. It is a "tool" of the Local Government of the Municipality of Karditsa in particular!
The Centro Veneto Progetti Donna- Auser is a no profit, neutral and voluntary organisation composed of women, born in March 1990.
The centre aims to prevent and take in charge every form of disadvantage for women and their children, with a specific attention to violence and abuse. In order to achieve these goals it works with prevention and intervention projects, training and other social experiences, in collaboration with the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Department of Equal Opportunities, local institutions (Veneto Region, Padua Province, Municipality of Padua, Municipalities of Padua province, Police, Emergency rooms), schools, districts, associations. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube
ASSOCIATION “DONATELLA TELLINI” – L’AQUILA, ITALY
Association “Donatella Tellini” was born, with a different denomination, in 1987.
Born as Women's Library, the Association develops activity as Centre against women’s violence since 2007.
As a library, it takes care of conservation, divulgation and collection of women's talents and thought's elaboration and it is specialized in women's culture, gender and feminist studies.
As Centre anti-violence, it has the mission of bringing to light, understanding, combating, preventing violence and all social problems affecting women’s lives, supporting all women in difficult circumstances or experiencing all forms of male violence.
It develops his activity in cooperation with local authority involved in contrast to the violence:
Emergency Room, Social Department of Municipality of L’Aquila, Police Department, Schools and offers legal, social and psychological counseling and court case support, self-help group.
The C.I.F. (Italian Women's Centre), founded in 1945, is an association of women who work in the civil, social and cultural field. From 1945 to 1961, the CIF founded, only in the province of Reggio Calabria, 117 kindergartens and 120 after-school which welcome over 5000 children (nurseries) and 3600 among adolescents and children (after-school).
In the '50s until the' 90s are active summer camps that operate by offering the possibility of medical and climatic treatment and educational experiences to hundreds of children.
Currently the CIF provincial Reggio Calabria (ITALY):
1. Operates an "Anti-violence center that provides for the reception of women and their babies";
2. Manages the "Kindergarten - La Quiete" located in a city district high intensity mafia;
3. Manages in agreement with the NHS the "Rehabilitation Centre - Casa Serena San Giovanni Bosco" for psychological and physical and sensory disabilities.
4. Going to start a service: "Playground for children aged 18 to 36 months", thanks to a regional funding useful for renovation of the building and the adjoining garden.
The anti-violence center "House of Women" promoted and managed by the CIF province of Reggio Calabria, with the number of public utilities in 1522 is an active member of the National Anti-Violence Network.