According to the 2014 latest study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), 1 in 3 women in the EU faces gender-related violence and more than 1 in 5 European women suffer domestic violence. A situation which has clearly worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic, as women were confined with their aggressor.
This highlights how the workplace is often one of the few steady places of safety, and the positive role companies can play in supporting women who confront domestic violence.
The aim of the #ACTIVproject is to help employment organisations, NGOs and companies to work hand in hand when offering effective support to women faced with domestic violence. Based on past experiences, the partnership notes the lack of collaboration between these different actors involved in the socio-professional (re)integration of women confronted with such violence, who have to overcome a number of obstacles during their return back to work.
The #ACTIVproject partners will gather various actors likely to intervene on the womens’ return-to-work path. They will involve them from the start in the design of resources. With a collaborative methodology, those actors will participate in the construction of the tools dedicated to their own improvement regarding the support, orientation and integration they offer the women concerned.
The #ACTIVproject is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and gathers 5 project partners from 4 EU countries (Belgium, France, Romania and Spain). They will collaborate between November 2020 and December 2022 to promote cross-fertilisation of experiences, filling gaps, and learning from what is being done to support women in the North, South and East of Europe.
Download the project flyer here.