Support Organisations

Find out more about support organisations for vulnerable women in your country.

UK:

snowdropThe Snowdrop Project, based in Sheffield, is the first charity in the UK to provide long-term in community support for survivors of trafficking after they leave a safe house. They implement models of best practice and share this knowledge with other agencies and individuals, locally, nationally and internationally. Empowerment is the essential value behind every action of the Snowdrop Project. Through their work they provide one to one support for survivors of trafficking, community events to help reduce social isolation, renovate houses for the survivors and raise awareness of the issues surrounding trafficking and after care. For their tremendous efforts in helping survivors, they were awarded Marsh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the fight against Human Trafficking in 2013.

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Iceland:

Red Cross

Since 2005 the Red Cross in Iceland has been involved in various immigrant projects, the biggest ones being a mentor project for immigrant women and people receiving refugee status after asylum treatment and a personal support partners project for quota refugees. All the projects involve volunteers that they pair up with individuals to assist them in adapting to Icelandic society, to break down social isolation and give them support in daily life. In recent years the Red Cross has undertaken more and more challenging projects as the number of vulnerable women seeking to join is growing.

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Lithuania:

LT Womens Centre

Marijampole Country Women‘s Activity Centre (MCWAC) is a non-governmental organisation situated in Marijampole city in the south-western part of Lithuania active in prevention of domestic violence and representing needs of women living in the city as well in the nearby settlements. Since its establishment in 1996 the Centre communicates an important message to vulnerable women which states that thinking women should not remain silent and therefore, it aims to improve the quality of women’s life through everyday activities. The centre provides vulnerable women support, information, trainings and mentoring, as well psychological and legal consultations. In 2012 as a part of the implementation of the new Law on Protection against Domestic Violence (adopted in 2011) MCWAC became a specialized help and assistance centre for victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence which means that the Centre receives information from police officers about violence cases through phone calls, e-mails or directly from the domestic violence victims and offers them help to overcome difficult situations by clarifying the situation, informing about available assistance, creating individual support plans, providing judicial and psychological assistance, organizing other institutional assistance, mediation/ providing medical assistance to victims.

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Greece:

The Counseling Centre for Abused Women of the Municipality of Serres, is part of a network of local-level structures under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality with aim to prevent and combat violence against women, which consists of counseling centers for women and shelters for women and their children. The Counseling Center in Serres is addressed to women who have suffered any form of abuse (physical, psychological, verbal, sexual, economic violence, victims of rape, prostitution or trafficking), as well as to women who suffer multiple kinds of discrimination (migrants, refugees, unemployed, women with disabilities etc.) It provides comprehensive psychosocial support, legal and employment counseling. Where appropriate, it provides assistance in dealing with authorities (police, hospital, prosecutor etc.). Moreover, it provides information to citizens on issues of equality, rights and gender-based violence. In order to meet the needs of women efficiently, it has developed a network of partners through networking activities. In the context of its mandate towards the prevention any kind of discriminations against women, it implements awareness-raising campaigns in the local community, such as experiential learning programs for students, teachers and parents. Services are provided free of charge and on a confidential basis.

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