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Improvement of practice amongst professionals in prevention, identification and elimination of domestic violence

Czech Republic

Project Facts

Project objective: Domestic violence reduced
Project promoter: Intervention Centre Worker’s Association of the Czech Republic
Type of institution: Umbrella organization / Network of NGOs
Project number: CZ12-0028
Target group(s): Victims of intimate-partner violence, Non governmental organisation,
Status: Completed
Initial project cost: € 289,044
Final project costs: € 256,847
From Norway Grants: € 230,914
The project is carried out in: Czech Republic

Project partnership(s)

What will the partnership achieve?

Summary of project results


Our task was to create a system-oriented shift in tackling cases of domestic violence, specifically by promoting specialisation in key professions. The objective was met at the Public Prosecutor's Office; in other professions the process has successfully commenced. We have carried out extensive nationwide research of the views of the general and professional public and, for the first time, also of the experience of persons affected by domestic violence. We have developed an extensive e-learning programme to increase professional qualifications, which includes commented presentations, model situations, videos and tools. Its application in practice has generated great interest. In collaboration with experts, we created a unique publication summarising experience with tackling domestic violence and selected case studies. We carried out an extensive campaign called "Silence Hurts" aimed at breaking down myths, which has impacted both the professional and non-professional public. We led the campaign using the press, Facebook, TV and the website. We have involved many experts in the project, especially in the preparation and implementation of round tables, e-learning and work on the publication. Sustainability of the outputs rests mainly upon the systemic entrenching of specialisation, but also on the continuation and further development of e-learning for helping professions.


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