Project title - Stop Violence Against Women: From (A)wareness to (Z)ero Victims Blaming.
Objective - to develop targeted information and implement practical emowerment actions, education activities and awareness-raising to increase understanding of different forms of violence againts women (VAW) and stop blaming VAW victims and ultimately contribute to promoting zero tolerance to VAW and strenghening gender equality.
- develop key messages, effective communication strategies and tools for the empowerement action;
- increase women's ability to recognise VAW;
- trigger behavioral changes in women experiencing VAW;
- change health care professionals, social workers and child's rights protection specialists' attitudes, stereotypes and behaviours towards victims of VAW;
- strenghen competences required for VAW recognition and its prevention;
- prime institutional change in providing professional support for victims of VAW;
- inform society bout different forms of violence against women and challenge victim-blaming attitudes within the society;
- promote zero tolerance towards victim-blaming and VAW and raise public discussions on the matter;
- raise awareness and stimulate involvement of health care and social work professionals in VAW problem solution process;
- reduce victim-blaming practices in media.
This project uses the framework of the Theory of Change and Positive Deviance methodology . The project started by identifying and collecting individual practises wchich proved working in Lithuanian context, and, with their integration into all project activities, will promote a sustainable change in attitudes from victim blaming to accountability of a perpetrator.
Project duration: 3 April 2017 - 2 October 2019