Thanks to funding from Norway, a Polish NGO is providing help to women who have been victims of domestic violence.
Domestic and gender-based violence
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Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Through designated programmes in 11 countries, Iceland. Liechtenstein and Norway have set aside €25 million to help tackle this issue.
Improving gender equality is a key priority for the Grants. Two calls for proposals for projects addressing gender-based violence in Slovakia are now open. The deadline for applications is 10 November 2014.
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women has described the Istanbul Convention as ‘the gold standard’ in the efforts to combat violence against women worldwide. Through the Convention, Europe takes a leading international role in preventing and combating violence against women.
Funding is now available for projects aiming to combat domestic and gender-based violence in Bulgaria.
“Now, I receive legal help and therapy. I want to get my life back, and to study at the university,” says Mari (not her real name), an Estonian victim of domestic violence.
Following the launch of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s survey on violence against women in Europe earlier this week, the EEA and Norway Grants held a seminar ‘Violence against Women – our response’ yesterday.
According to a study published today by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, one in three women in Europe has experienced physical or sexual violence. To help address this problem, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have made fighting domestic and gender-based violence a priority for the Grants.
A call for proposals is open for the protection of Romanian victims of domestic and gender-based violence, including Roma and other vulnerable groups.
Funding is now available for actors working in the field of gender equality in the Czech Republic.