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Project: “The fight against domestic violence does not stop with the start of the crisis situation”

The aim of this project is breaking the circle of domestic violence through measures for prevention and protection undertaken in a crisis situation caused by the COVID-19, and specific objectives are: Continuous providing psycho-social support and legal advices for victims of domestic violence and Education of victims of domestic violence sheltered in Crisis Center “Hope” on how to deal with the coronavirus.

In the crisis situation and the restriction for movement of citizens make people stay closed in their homes, which additionally can contribute to increase of the frustrations and intolerance, especially for those people who previously showed violent behavior. In a situation of physical closeness with the perpetrator, the victims might not have many possibilities to report domestic violence using their phones, so, the messages through email or social networks can be an easy way to report violence and be their way out of the violent environment. In that direction is this project for reporting domestic violence online and necessary sheltering of victims of domestic violence from 24 to 48 hours until getting the necessary support from the relevant institutions.

After proclamation of a crisis situation in our country, because of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, there were a set of measures brought which influence the intensive increase of the stress for citizens, frustrations, fear and concern about the future, which might be triggers for aggressive behavior, nervousness, increased need for control and expression of power, violent conflict resolution and increased use of violence. This put the women and children directly in risk because they are forced to stay in their homes with the perpetrators, to live in increased risk of violence and life-threatening environment. Focused on providing instant help and support to victims of domestic violence, the professional team of Crisis Center “Hope” will contribute to direct and indirect information and referrals to the victims of domestic violence, through the national SOS helpline and online campaign through the social networks. The victims will be provided with appropriate psychological and legal advices and the trained staff, engaged in this project will help the victims to create their own personal safety plans.

The planned activities in this project are the following:

A1: Crisis consultation and referrals through the SOS helplines (National SOS helpline 15-315 – Telephone of confidence)

A2: Providing hygienic packages with disinfection means for the victims sheltered in Crisis Center “Hope” before they leave the center

A3: Online campaign for awareness raising about domestic violence and where to report it.

The project is financially supported by the programme of Civica Mobilitas.

2000-2002 "Crisis Center “Hope” and Phone of Confidence” Aim of the project: Extending capacities of Crisis Center “Hope” for sheltering victims of domestic violence. Activities: - ...
2009 “Strengthening National Capacities to Prevent Domestic Violence” Aim of the project: - Decreasing the level of family violence in the Republic of Macedonia through increasing the ...
2010 “Help, Support and Sheltering for the Victims of Domestic Violence” The support of the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy for the realization of this project was used for our ...
  2011 Activity conducted in partnership with V-day Macedonia 2011 Activists from the movement V-day which are licensed for Macedonia organized the performance “Vaginal ...
2012  Help, Support and Sheltering of Victims of Domestic Violence The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, in a period of 5 months, supported the service provision that our center ...
2013 Training - "Quality Standards and Challenges in Different Types of Counseling on Violence against Women, Girls and Children - Especially for Victims of Sexual Violence” On 01/10/2013 and ...
2014 Workshop: ”Recognizing and Treatment of Victims of Domestic Violence“ The team of Crisis Center “Hope” in collaboration with Re-Medika on 6th and 7th of May realized two educative ...
2014/2015 “Help, support and sheltering of victims of domestic violence” The Ministry for labor and social affairs once again supported the services that we provide for victims of domestic ...
2016   Continuation of the support from EVN Macedonia EVN Macedonia supports the National SOS line for domestic violence 15-315. Crisis Center “Hope” and the company EVN ...
Activities of Crisis Center “Hope” for 2017   Project: Speak up against domestic violence Objective of the project:Raising awareness for the problem of domestic violence, ...
ACTIVITIES IN 2018 Name of the project: “Become aware, recognize and report” Donor: Australian Embassy Belgrade Period of implementation: December2017 – June2018 Target group: ...
ACTIVITIES IN 2019 Name of the project:“Protection and sheltering of victims of domestic violence” Donor: Ministry of labor and social policy Period of implementation:January- ...
Project: “The fight against domestic violence does not stop with the start of the crisis situation” The aim of this project is breaking the circle of domestic violence through measures for ...

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