SEEN: Gender Based Violence Against Women with Disabilities in Focus
April of 2022 – March of 2024
- Carrying out the revision of legislation on GBV against women with disabilities in Lithuania.
- Creating & strengthening protection & supporting mechanisms in social & mental health care services tailored for women with disabilities experiencing GBV.
- Increasing capacities of mental health & social care service providers to address & manage GBV against women with disabilities across services.
- Developing Coordinated Multi Agency Response (CMAR) algorithm in pilot municipalities & adopting it for nation-wide implementation.
- Strengthening of the recognition of GBV against women with disabilities among women themself & bystanders.
- Raising public awareness / discussions & promoting behavioral changes in supporting women with disabilities reach for help.
These objectives will be achieved by:
- Advocating for legal adjustments in national legislation, adoption of municipal-level CMAR to GBV against women with disabilities & support mechanisms in social & mental health care services for women with disabilities experiencing GBV, especially in the context of Covid-19;
- Building capacity of professionals and motivating them to eliminate prevailing stereotypes arising in the intersection of gender norms & disability which contribute to justification of all forms of GBV & effectively prevent, detect and support victims of violence who have disabilities;
- Raising awareness of women with disabilities about GBV and empowering to seek support & motivating bystanders to take active part in providing support.
Project implementing partners:
Center for Equality Advancement, Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson, social advertising agency “Nomoshiti”.
Project budget: 489 301.58 EUR
Our part in the budget: 87 012.40 EUR
Reference number: 101049158
Funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) Programme of the European Union (2021)