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:: P R O T E C T ::
good practice in preventing serious violence, attempted homicides, including crimes in the name of honour and in protectinghigh risk victims of gender based violence
4000women's organisations for combating
violence against women and children
in Europe: shelters, helplines, counselling
centres, intervention centres
is structured by 92 Focal Points in
47 European countries at the regional
and national level.
coordinated by the WAVE office which
is located in Vienna.
WAVE database at the WAVE Website
WAVE Trainings & Study Visit
All WAVE publications are available for free at www.wave-network.org
:: P R O T E C T :: good practice in preventing serious violence, attempted homicides, including crimes in the name of honour and in protectinghigh risk victims of gender based violence
Project duration: 10.12.2009 – 09.12.2010
PROTECT is financed by the European Commission within the Daphne-Programme
PROTECT is co-financed by
12 Partner organisation from 9 different countries
Bulgaria ::Slovakia :: Czech Republic
Italy ::Croatia :: Spain
United Kingdom ::Germany ::Austria
7 members of the advisory board
contributing to the prevention and reduction of the most serious forms of gender based violence
protection of high risk victims
focused on intimate partner violence
grievous bodily harm and health problems
Women and their children are affected by
severe forms of violence such as:
(Hagemann-White, Carol: Combating violence against women; Stocktaking study on the measures and actions taken in Council
of Europe member states, Council of Europe, Equality Division, Directorate General of Human Rights, Strasbourg: 2006, p 7.)
Femicide is mostly the tragical end of a long violent relation. There are often precursing signs and issues which are not taken serious and go untreated.
55 women were killed by their partner in Spain in 2009.
27 women were murdered by their partner in Spain until 18.05.2010.
(Ficha estadística de víctimas mortales por violencia de género:
http://188.8.131.52/ss/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobheadername1=Content-disposition&blobheadervalue1=inline&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1244653017194&ssbinary=true , 18.05.2010 )
attempted homicides/femicides at national and European level
:: touncover violence against women and raise awareness on femicides
:: to collect important information in order to increase the protection of women and their
children affected at a high risk of severe forms of violence
:: to identify, protect and support women and their children who are at a high risk
of life-threatening forms of violence
:: researching about current risk assessment practices
:: identifying models of good practise in the EU countries