Common action for society without violence
The main objective of the project is to promote zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and girls and make preventive measures effective through awareness raising and capacity building.
The project implies three specific objectives. Through engaging different targets groups and designing different activities, the project aims at complementing the general project objective on building up zero tolerance to any form of violence against women.
- Improve knowledge and competences of relevant professionals to ensure effective prosecution, protection and prevention. The project will aim at development of capacities of institutions mandated with tackling domestic violence. This endeavor will be kicked off by a training/sensitization process for representatives of institutions such as the police, prosecutors, courts, support and service providers and municipal administrations.
- Enhance institutional response to VAW. The project will support the development of an integrated cross-sectorial mechanism that will set out the duties of, and the relationships between, the various institutions responsible for monitoring its implementation, including the police, prosecutors, courts and support and service providers.
- Raise awareness on zero tolerance to all forms of violence against women and girls, in particular targeted to men and boys. The awareness raising efforts will be ongoing throughout the project, both at the local level while engaging local media, and at the national level. an informational campaign at schools will be carried out to raise sensitivity among youth to prevent and stop violence in school settings and dating and learn the tools for response to domestic violence which they might witness among their parents.
The project is funded by The PROGRESS programme which is the Community Programme for employment and social solidarity.
Cooperation for Good Governance
The aim of the project is to enhance good governance and women’s participation in rural communities of Moldova. Target group: young women from rural areas of Moldova working in Local Public Administration (young women mayors, council representatives, public servants). The focus on young women is related to low representation of women as candidates in both national and local elections, and to insignificant involvement of women in social, political and economic community life.
- Training course for women mayors and other representatives of local governments on good governance and leadership in Moldova. Building on the training the participants will initiate institutional changes for good governance.
- Publication “Arithmetic of Power.” Data about women and men’s participation in governing bodies in Moldova will be gathered and presented in tan electronic publication which will be used as an advocacy tool.
- Good Governance Study Visit in Lithuania. The study visit will take 3-4 days. 6 representatives from Moldova will participate in it.
The project is funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.
Partner of the project: Center Partnership for Development from Romania.
Integration of Non-EU nationals
The project is concentrated upon the activities, oriented to economical integration of Non-EU nationals. The target group of the project is a private sector (including business men, representatives of Trade-Union, Labor Exchange and Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education). Additional target group of the project: policy makers, NGO,the academic community and representatives of media.
- Trainings/seminars to the representatives of the non-EU nationals’ integration in order to increase the intercultural competence;
- Development of information and counseling platform www.mipas.lt;
- Prepare the guide for the economic integration of non-EU nationals.
The project is implemented by three steps: the participants are informed and consulted; the information on the internet website www.mipas.lt is being renewed; and finally, guide for the economic integration of non-EU nationals is prepared.
The project is implemented together with the social partnership fund “Magnum bonum” 2013.
Global Rights, Local Actions: Women’s Voice for Progress
Human rights advocacy faces serious challenges in Lithuania. Civil society often lacks knowledge and tools for effective representation of vulnerable groups. The project aims to develop women’s and human rights NGOs’ advocacy skills and competences. It seeks to strengthen civil society’s influence on legislative and political initiatives in order to improve the quality of democracy.
One of the core activities of the project is preparing and presenting an alternative report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This will be partially guided by the results of four regional focus groups. Awareness raising campaigns and advocacy events will be organised throughout the project, promoting non-discrimination and CEDAW recommendations as an advocacy tool.
The donor project partner KUN Center for Gender Equality (Norway) will contribute its know-how and many years of experience in the field of women’s rights. It will assist in organising and take part in the Norwegian-Baltic NGO forum in Vilnius.
The main beneficiaries of the project will be representatives of the civil society, politicians, women, media and public at large.