Involvement of companies in the fight against gender-based violence
The main goal of this project is to raise awareness and prevent gender related violence committed against women through a comprehensive European campaign led by companies. Moreover, the project’s purpose is to tackle domestic violence through a workplace angle in order to break the taboo to address at the work place violence against women.
This two year campaign started in December 2014, and was implemented by partners in five countries (France, Spain, Belgium, Greece and Bulgaria). They used a precise research methodology defined by experts in order to gather good practices in each country. Results were subsequently shared among national stakeholders in order to identify good practices which were used to elaborate a European guide. This guide gathers best practices in combating violence against women .
This project aims to improve the knowledge of key stakeholders (companies, trade unions, NGOs, policy makers) on gender-based violence issues and the needs of its victims. By focusing on the professional environment, the project partners recognize the importance of companies in this matter and encourage them to become lead actors, thus creating a network of support for primary beneficiaries (women who are victims of domestic violence) at their workplace. This will improve the knowledge of target groups, but also achieve increased awareness regarding the importance of companies’ involvement in the fight against gender-based violence. It will allow women to find help within their workplace and be supported by sensitized colleagues. Furthermore, the elaboration of a Best Practices Guide will inform about the best ways to support victims and will formulate concrete policy recommendations on a national and European level.