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Award for the Bulgarian Speak Out Campaign

Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. To help bring this issue out of the shadows, in 2004 the Avon Foundation for Women launched the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence, an initiative to build awareness, educate, and improve prevention and direct service programs. In Bulgaria, the Avon Speak Out Campaign, part of the …

Crocodiles against sexism and street harassment

Everyday, women going to public spaces are receiving unwanted comments and gestures from part of male strangers. Far from being innocuous, street harassment is a form of violence against women, threatening their safety and security in public places, and limiting their mobility. So as to address this issue, the French illustrator Thomas Mathieu created the comic book: “Les crocodiles”, illustrating …

28 Too Many “It happens here”

A Powerful poster campaign is highlighting the issue of FGM in Europe: At CARVE, we really like this campaign that raises awareness on the closeness of this issue without resorting to stigmatisation. Indeed, Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) is a widespread issue, affecting girls and women in every regions of the World. Concerned about the rise of this form of violence …

NL #CARVEDaphne – May 2015

Innovation to end violence against women One in three women in Europe and worldwide has experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of fifteen. To tackle this devastating issue, the United Nations designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and launched the UNiTE to end violence against women campaign in 2008. Its aim …

Gender balance power map

Co-inspiration between social and conventional enterprises to promote equal access to decision making positions We are particularly pleased to present this project that involves our partners in the CARVE campaign, FACE and PLS. Since September 2014 indeed, seven organisations from six different European countries are working at enhancing women’s participation to economic decision-making positions at the European level. This two-years …

“Speak Out for Support”

Spanish project of training of gender violence professional interpreters The Spanish legislation on combating all forms of gender-based violence is one of the most advanced of Europe. Deepening this commitment, the pilot project SOS-VICS “Speak Out for Support” (JUST/2011/JPEN/AG/2912), co-financed by the Criminal Justice Programme of the European Union, resulted in improving the training of interpreters assisting foreign women victims …

French visual campaign against domestic violence

The French association Elle’s Imagine’nt just launched a wide visual campaign aims at women victims of domestic violence. Indeed, about 10% of women in France are physically and/or psychologically harmed by her partner, and every three days, one woman dies from this violence. Acknowledging the difficulty to recognize domestic violence and to escape from it, Elle’s Imagine’nt, in partnership with …

#STOPVAW “Domestic violence is a violation of women’s human rights”

The Stop Violence Against Women website (STOPVAW), a project of The Advocates for Human Rights, is a forum for information, advocacy and change in the promotion of women’s human rights around the world. The platform is implemented in several EU countries such as Poland, Czech republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. Violence directed against women by their intimate partners …

SAVE THE DATE : Share your gender equality projects and good practices

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is developing an online resource platform on gender mainstreaming. On 21 May 2015, EIGE will host a meeting with people who work on similar projects across Europe (representative of other online resource platforms and relevant institutions), as to exchange information and experiences and to discuss the possible and feasible ways for cooperation. +info: …