On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the EEA and Norway Grants have taken a week to celebrate the work and the people that, with the help of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, promote gender equality every day.
Domestic and gender-based violence
Project stories, news and features
Until now, the shelter capacity for victims of domestic violence in Cyprus has been low. When SPAVO House opened in September, it became Cyprus’ first purpose-built shelter to support victims of violence.
Around 10 500 victims of domestic and gender-based violence have received support through the Grants. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we take a look at the progress made through the programmes.
While progress towards equality between men and women has been made, gender gaps persist. Here we take a look at what we have achieved through the gender equality and gender-based violence programmes.
Two NGOs – one Czech and one Norwegian – have joined forces to share experience and know-how in domestic violence prevention. The project has received support from the Norway Grants.
Following up from the 2014 European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) survey on violence against women, the conference ‘A Europe Free from Gender-Based Violence: From Commitment to Action’ was arranged in Prague.
“We regard gender-based violence as a serious crime, a public health problem and not least an attack on basic human rights. That is why preventing and tackling violence against women is an important area of support under our programmes.”
The Polish Parliament recently ratified the Council of Europe's Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women. The Polish NGO Programme 'Citizens for Democracy' met with the founder of Women's Rights NGO, Feminoteka Foundation, and asked what this will change for women experiencing violence.
Through the gender equality and domestic and gender-based violence programmes, organisations in donor and beneficiary countries are teaming up to support equality.