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European Anti-Violence Network implemented the Project entitled 

"Re-Actions against Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) - Actions in favor of women-survivors of IPV" 

with co-financing by the European Social Fund in the framework of the category of action 3.2.4: “Support to Women’s Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations” of the NSRF 2007-2013, OP Public Administration Reform (Implementation Body: General Secretariat for Gender Equality).

Objectives of the project were to contribute to primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) via targeted:  
  • provision of information and support to women-survivors of IPV via:
  • Training of health and social care professionals (distance learning) on IPV related issues (e.g. screening, danger assessment, safety planning and documentation of IPV). For the training seminars it was developed the educational material that also included ready-to-use tools. The training seminars were conducted from March 2013 - April 2014.    

 Informational Leaflet (in Greek) 

Guide of Organizations providing Services to Women Survivors of IPV (in Greek) 

 

Last update: March 18th, 2014  


 Guide: "How to Escape" from a Violent Relationship (in Greek)  

The Guide on "How to Escape" from a Violent Relationship, informs every woman that is being abused by her partner or husband (but also any other interested person), about what she can do, where to turn for help and what services can be provided to her by the health - social care, judicial and public order system of Greece. It describes, in a simple way, the legislative framework, the existing organizations/agencies where she can ask for services of documentation, protection, support and/or therapeutic services (for herself and her children), but also the "steps" that she should follow.
The first chapters of the Guide introduce readers to the phenomenon of Intimate Partner Violence and describe the living conditions, thoughts, feelings and difficulties that women survivors of violence are facing, the consequences of abuse, warning signs and myths that -unfortunately even today- surround the issue of women's abuse by their intimate partner

The Guide is mostly written in the first person, using the voice of every woman that the storyteller met through her own journey, in order to describe the steps that she firstly had to find and then to follow in order to escape from her violent relationship.

 

  

 


 

European Anti-Violence Network (EAVN) supports the movie "Noir Project". 
"Noir Project" is a short film that deals with the subject of domestic violence.
 
For more information about the movie, please visit website and facebook page of Noir Project. 


 

Project Youth4Youth - Empowering Young People in Preventing Gender-based Violence through Peer Education (Project No.: JUST/2010/DAP3/AG/1351)
 
European Anti-Violence Network, participated as a partner in the project entitled "Youth4Youth: Empowering Young People in Preventing Gender-based Violence through Peer Education", co-funded by the DAPHNE III programme of the European Union. The project was carried out from February 2011 until March 2013, and was coordinated by the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (Cyprus). It was implemented in partnership with Casa Delle Donne per Non Subire Violenza (Italy), the Centre of Research in Theories and Practices that Overcome Inequalities-University of Barcelona (Spain), the European Anti-Violence Network (Greece) and Women’s Issues Information Centre (Lithuania). The project’s main aim was to contribute to the prevention and combating of gender-based violence among adolescents by providing them with a safe space to reveal their attitudes towards violence, to reassess their tolerance towards it, and empower them to become actively involved in developing an environment free from violence for themselves as well as for their peers. The project was implemented using a gender equality and rights based approach. European Anti-Violence Network conducted, inter allia, the following: 
  • research study on attitudes of adolescents (~700 students) towards Gender-Based Violence in 4 Lyceums of Attica during the school year 2011-2012 [the research results are available here (in Greek) and here (in English)]
  • teachers' training workshops on prevention of GBV via implementation of primary prevention interventions at schools 
  • a series of experiential training workshops with students -using the ‘peer education’ methodology- in 3 Lyceums [see the results here (in English)]
  • student exhibitions aiming to present the results of the project and their dissemination to the local education communities (students, teachers, parents).
Education Material 

 Teachers' Manual 

Students' Booklet 

European Commission
Justice
 
With financial support from the
DAPHNE III Programme of the European Union

 

Gender Equality Awareness Raising against Intimate Partner Violence (GEAR against IPV)

European Anti-Violence Network coordinated the Project entitled: "Gender Equality Awareness Raising against Intimate Partner Violence" [JLS/2008/DAP3/AG/1258]. The "GEAR against IPV" project was implemented from December 2009 to December 2011 and was co-funded by the DAPHNE III programme of the European UnionThe GEAR against IPV project intends to contribute to primary prevention of Intimate Partner Violence through a school-based intervention aiming to raise awareness and deconstruct gender stereotypes held by both high school students and teachers. 
As teachers, like the rest of society have their own perceptions of gender roles, they were also trained on issues of gender stereotyping and IPV and provided with appropriate skills to enable them to operate as multipliers via raising students' awareness. 
The project's publications are available on the project's website: www.gear-ipv.eu    

 
 

European Anti-Violence Network participated as partner in the Grundtvig Project entitled "Gaining a Common Perspective for a European gendered democratic Policy - GCPEP" (2009-2011). The subjects under study were:

  • Historical approach of experiences of women during the decades of 1938-1958
  • Study women's experiences during these two decades under two levels of political understanding via a) books of history and b) personal narrations of those women.

In the framework of the project, 5 meetings of the Transnational Project Team - TPT were held, in Bonn (Germany), Athens (Greece), Aarhus (Denmark), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Tallinn (Estonia). 

 
 
Past Events 

  
European Anti-Violence Network organized on February 28th, 2014 Conference entitled: 
"Writing beyond Silence: Promoting Autobiographical Competence to help survivors of gender violence"  

   

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The Conference was organized in the framework of the project “Writing beyond Silence: Promoting Autobiographical Competence to help survivors of gender violence” (with financial support from the DAPHNE III Programme of the European Union)

European Commission
Justice
 
With financial support from the
DAPHNE III Programme of the European Union



 

On June 11th, 2013 was conducted the public event under the theme: "Intimate Partner Violence. Is it a woman's issue?" organized on the occassion of filming the movie "Matriarchy" of Nikos Kornilios.

During the event the Director talked about the movie and parts from the filming of the movie were shown. The topics discussed were: 
  • Intimate Partner Violence (Athanasios Dinapogias, Psychologist)
  • Gender In(equality) and Myths (Antonia Tsirigoti, Psychologist, M.Sc.)
  • Legal issues from a non-legal perspective (Kiki Petroulaki, Psychologist, Ph.D.)
  • Facilitating the way of getting out of a violent relationship... (Penelope Sotiriou, Psychologist, M.Sc.)  

More information and the first teaser of the movie can be found at: www.indiegogo.com/projects/matriarchy 



European Anti-Violence Network participated in the  
3rd Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Conference, organized by Capital Link, under the theme:
"People for the People" and with the participation of 100 NGOs.

The Conference was held in Athens at the Aegli Zappiou, on Thursday, June 27th, 2013.


 
 

INFORMATION AND AWARENESS RAISING 

ON INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

Because women's abuse is a matter that concerns all of us!

European Anti-Violence Network was on January 3rd 2013 on Syntagma Square (10.00-21.00) aiming at provision of information and awareness raising of the gender public about Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). This activity was conducted in the framework of Xmas events of Municipality of Athens «ATHENS CELEBRATES».

During the day, EAVN operated an Information Centre where the public got information for issues related to Intimate Partner Violence but also about the Guide on "How to Escape" from a Violent Relationship. In addition, it was distributed for free:  

  • information material 
    • regarding the activities of the Project Re-Actions against IPV - Actions in favor of women-survivors of violence" 
    • regarding educational activities/training seminars that EAVN implements 
  • awareness raising material for adolescents 
  • educational material (CD-ROM format), for the implementation of adolescents' awareness raising programs that was developed in the framework of the Project Gender Equality Awareness Raising against Intimate Partner Violence (with financial support from the DAPHNE III Programme of the EU).   

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National SOS Helpline 15900 and electronic communication via e-mail  sos15900@isotita.gr that is being operated by the General Secretariat for Gender Equality. 

The helpline is addressed to women survivors of all forms of violence, it is nationwide and 
operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with local charge (...more information). 
  


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