L.E.I. project progetto

L.E.I. against domestic violence

Labour Empowerment Independence

Women’s Rights


Adecco Group Foundation, Casa della donne Association, I Sei Petali Cooperative


Corporate (UPS)


Anti-violence centers, Private sector companies

Objective of the project

The project has promoted the economic independence of women who experienced Intimate Partner Violence

Abstract of the project

The main focus of the project has been to provide women who suffered domestic violence some theoretical and practical tools so as to facilitate their reintegration into the workplace. In this regard, the activities envisaged by the project have included: two tailoring courses and career orientation, self-empowerment and tutoring paths, developed through individual and group meetings; and also a course about self-entrepreneurship to acquire basic skills for the creation and management of businesses.

Context analysis

According to a 2014 survey of the National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) about 31.5% of women between 16 and 70 years old, in Italy, have suffered a form of physical or sexual violence and partners are usually responsible for the most severe violence. Furthermore, evidence shows that a high number of women remain in violent relationships as they are unable to sustain themselves economically, having no place to live or access to employment opportunities. Also, many women, as a consequence of constant physical and psychological violence, struggle to find the determination necessary to rebuild their lives.

Milano, MI, Italia

The project is implemented in Milan (Lombardia Region).

Implementation Period

01/03/2018 - 31/03/2019



  • 22 women who experienced intimate partner  violence


  • Children and relatives of the targeted women

Project Strategy


  • Sewing classes
  • Job Counseling
  • Entrepreneurship training



Women take part in trainings that address employability barriers and strengthen self-empowerment


  • Women’s competencies for the active job search including job searching channels, how to write a CV and how to conduct a job interview will be improved 
  • Women’s tailoring skills for personal and productive use will be increased 
  • Women’s self-esteem and empowerment will be strengthened


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