Sigurno mjesto-Services and activities for women
"Safe place for victims of domestic violence: monitoring the independence and development of local resources"
The project "Safe place for victims of domestic violence: monitoring the independence and development of local resources" was launched in 2011, and is designed as a continuation of previous initiatives to support victims of domestic violence.
The project is funded by the municipality of Alba and region Piemonte (Italy).
Local partners were the Municipality of Zavidovici, Association “Sigurno mjesto”, local health care institution “Dom zdravlja”, schools on the area of Zavidovici, the Association Zena-Zeni, and City kindergarten Zavidovići.
Partners in Italy were Ser.T.Asl CN2 – Alba Bra, Social Welfare Center of Alba, University of South-East Piedmont – Department of social research, Association Mai piu sole.
This project aims at developing initiatives to support victims of domestic violence and to enhance awareness of the culture that produces and legitimises the violence itself, all through the actions of the local Network that is active for a few years allready, and through the newly established “Sigurno mjesto” Association.
The project goals are: to implement measures to prevent domestic violence and raise awareness about the gender relations; to provide services to accompany the victims of violence and to support their economic independence, and to strenghten and develop the local Network Against Domestic Violence.
The basic activities that are outlined in the project aim to continue the activities of sensibilization and prevention that were previously initiated, extending them to rural areas; to strenghten the Association which has grown from a local network for the prevention of domestic violence and as an upgrade of services performed by the Center for social work; to provide direct services to support victims; to continue the educating process of local network operators on the concrete forms of assistance to victims; to promote local protocol on the procedure in cases of domestic violence and to encourage the exchange of experiences between the Italian and Bosnian entities.
The project by now succeded to reinforce and strenghten activities in the field of prevention of domestic violence and raising awareness, all in cooperation with partners from Alba, Italy.