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Istanbul Convention

Presentation by Kiki Petroulaki (President of the BoD of EAVN) regarding the Istanbul Convention to the
Special Permanent Committee on Equality, Youth and Human Rights of the Hellenic Parliament

Session: Information on the monitoring of the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention).


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.   

 Informational Leaflet (in Greek) 

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



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


Gender Equality Awareness Raising against Intimate Partner Violence I & II (GEAR against IPVI & II)

European Anti-Violence Network was the Coordinator of the transnational Projects “Gender Equality Awareness Raising against Intimate Partner Violence I & II” (GEAR against IPV I & II) during 2009-2011 & 2014-2016 (DAPHNE II Programme, DG Justice). GEAR against IPV is a coordinated action of primary prevention of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) through school-based interventions aiming to raise awareness of both high-school students and teachers on the harmful effects of gender stereotypes and of unequal power relationships between the sexes as well as on how these are related with gender-based violence.
During the period 2010-2016, in the context of two GEAR against IPV DAPHNE projects seven National GEAR against IPV Packages have been developed and guided the pilot-testing and evaluation of interventions in high schools of seven EU MS (Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Romania, Spain): more than 450 teachers and school related professionals trained; more than 100 GEAR against IPV Workshops, lasting 13-26 school hours, conducted with the participation of more than 2.000 adolescents, girls and boys. Moreover, during 2016, in 5 MS (Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Spain), peer-campaigns were designed by the sensitized adolescents for raising awareness of their peers and National Conferences conducted with invited speakers the beneficiaries: two students/teenagers from each Workshop and the teacher who facilitated it.
The project's publications and results are available on the project's website:    


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). 



National SOS Helpline 15900 and electronic communication via e-mail 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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