Gender-based violence (GBV) represents a severe violation of numerous human rights, disproportionately impacting women and girls. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated gender inequality, both in public and private spheres and increased the vulnerability of women and children to violence.
The guidelines outlined in this protocol aim to tackle the escalating levels of domestic, sexual, and gender-based violence, shedding light on their lasting consequences for women and girls. Our primary objective is to strengthen coordinated efforts and ensure that victims receive the comprehensive and appropriate support they urgently require, adhering to the EU acquis and the highest standards.
This handbook is specifically tailored to health and social service providers, as well as educators within European Union (EU) communities, with a special focus on Belgium, Greece, Italy, and Spain. Its invaluable insights are also applicable to individuals engaged in assisting GBV survivors, particularly those devoted to supporting migrant and refugee populations.
**The international project “LILA” is implemented in the context of CERV-2021-DAPHNE, for the period 1 March 2022 – 28 February 2024, with EU funding. The coordinator of the project is the ABD-ONG (Spain) and partner organizations are the Κέντρο Διοτίμα / Diotima Centre(Greece), ACRA (Italy) and Payoke Vzw ( Belgium).