A Safe Place

The project will represent a safe place for women, a chance to feel free to cultivate their interests and share their feelings and inspire those working with domestic violence, as they will be able to replicate them in their professional work.
According to a 2020 FRA survey, an average of 1 in 3 women in the EU Member states has experienced physical and/or sexual violence at least once since she was 15. And due to the social dynamics caused by the current global pandemic, emerging data and reports of 2020 demonstrate that VAW has drastically increased in all EU countries (UN Women, 2020).
The Project will represent a safe place for women, a chance to feel free to cultivate their interests and share their feelings and inspire those working with domestic violence, as they will be able to replicate them in their professional work.
AIM

A Safe Place (ASP) is a project that aims to address the widespread phenomenon of domestic violence in the Baltics and, more specifically, aims to support women who are increasingly victims of violence during the ongoing worldwide pandemic, the project aims to educate those who are interested in learning more about the topic and to train people working with victims of domestic violence.

SHORT DESCRIPTION

The goal of the project is to create a safe space for women where they can feel free to cultivate their interests and share their feelings, improve their well-being and develop a wide range of skills, as well as to include people who want to learn more about the topic and training those that work with the victims of domestic violence. Including them can help to tackle this social issue and also support the victims of domestic violence.

PROJECT MAIN ACTIVITIES
  • Research. Conducting the research in their countries and finding the best practices for combating domestic violence, the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and innovative methodologies for working with domestic violence survivors.
  • Four International webinars. Participants will gain in-depth knowledge about domestic violence and advance their learnings in their daily life.
  • International conference in Klaipeda for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Participants will learn from experts about domestic violence and advance their learnings in their daily life.
  • Training in Kaunas. The training will provide youth workers with knowledge about innovative methods to work with women who are experiencing/have experienced domestic violence & how to support them efficiently.
  • Field visit to Marta Centre. Participants will visit the Marta Centre and learn about its work with domestic violence. The results of the research phase will also be presented, allowing for a share of knowledge and good practices between partner organisations.
  • Local activities will be implemented in Latvia and Poland, as the partners there are experts in working with domestic violence survivors. Victims will slowly cope with trauma through the activities, while youth workers will learn innovative methods to use in their work with victims of domestic violence.ASP is funded by  Erasmus+ and it is a collaboration between 4 partners: Association Active Youth (Lithuania), Kompetenta Unga (Sweden), Marta Centre (Latvia), Active Women‘s Association (Poland)
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

For people who are victims of domestic violence:

  • Take part in the project where you can share your feelings and develop as well as improve different skills
  • Take part in our events – local activities in Poland and Latvia
  • Contact us and work directly with us on implementing the mentioned activities

For people who work with victims of domestic violence:

  • Take part in the planned activities as active organisers
  • Access and use the methodology to tackle the social issue and efficiently support the survivors of domestic violence
  • Take part in our events: travel with us to MARTA Centre, international conference, international webinars, training in Kaunas

For people who are interested in learning more about the topic:

  • Take part in the planned activities as active organisers
  • Access and use the methodology to tackle the social issue and efficiently support the survivors of domestic violence
  • Take part in our events: international webinars, international conference
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Inga
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Inga Vederytė

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