violenza di genere

WE GO 2 against violence

Building economic independence: the way out of intimate partner violence

Women’s Rights


Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation (GPF), Institute for Social Research (IRS), Rel.Azioni Positive Cooperative, SURT Foundation , Women's Center of Karditsa (WCK)


European Commission- DG Justice and Consumers


Anti-violence centers, Public institutions, Private sector

Objective of the project

To support the economic empowerment of survivors of domestic violence by strengthening the local, national and European support systems through the promotion of best practices and multi-disciplinary cooperation among private and public stakeholders in 4 EU countries

Context analysis

Violence against women (VAW) and girls is a widespread violation of human rights that manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms. According to the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) 2014 Survey, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a widespread problem in the European Union affecting nearly one in four women (22%). IPV is a form of  domestic violence by a current or former spouse or partner in an intimate relationship against the other spouse or partner. A large proportion of women who experience IPV does not leave the abusive relationship, particularly those with children, because of the economic constraints that make them dependent on the partner. Anti-violence centers throughout Europe are key actors in the provision of support services to women who have experienced violence and are at the forefront of knowledge development in this field. Nonetheless, transnational coordination and exchange of best practices is still very limited. Finally, little has been done to involve different stakeholders especially non-traditional actors such as corporates, enterprises, and multinationals to address VAW and IPV in an integrated way amed to promote economic empowerment and inclusion in the workspace.





The project is implemented in 4 EU countries including Italy (Milan, Padova, Bologna), Bulgaria (Sofia), Greece (Karditsa), and Spain (Barcellona).

Implementation Period

01/12/2018 - 30/11/2020



  • 100 IPV women survivors
  • 120 professionals involved in prevention/response IPV
  • 80 companies and their employers


  • Women assisted by the 8 anti-violence centers targeted by the project
  • Professionals, policy and decision makers at local, national and EU levels
  • 350.000 EU citizens reached by project communication activities  

Project Intervention Logic


  • Knowledge exchange and systematization activities
  • Training for anti-violence professionals/volunteers
  • Training for employers and employees
  • Networks development plans for AVC
  • Individualised Social Relationship Plans and Career Programs for women
  • Impact evaluation, including social network analysis
  • Project communication and outreach  


  • Training material/tools developed
  • Territorial Protocols model developed
  • Libellula Certification process improved
  • Anti-violence centers operators, companies/corporate employers and staff enrolled in training activities
  • Anti-violence centers are supported in developing their networks
  • Personalised assessment of women’s skills and needs


  • 100 IPV survivors will be empowered on economic independence and supported to enter the labour market  
  • 120 professionals will have increased knowledge and capacity
  • 8 anti-violence centers will offer better quality services for assisted women
  • 80 companies and their employers will be  more aware of Gender-Based Violence
  • Professionals, policy makers and decision makers at local, national and EU levels are involved in dialogue and exchange of information
  • 350.000 Eu citizens in 27 countries will be addressed by project dissemination / communication activities  


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