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With BABA – Against Violence!

Project Promoter: Lubuskie Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Kobiet BABA
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 102 104,78 EUR
Ośrodek Pomocy Społecznej w Sulęcinie
Miejski Ośrodek Pomocy Społecznej w Żarach
Ośrodek Pomocy Społecznej w Szprotawie
Ośrodek Pomocy Społecznej w Krośnie Odrzańskim
Miejsko-Gminny Ośrodek Pomocy Społecznej w Jasieniu
Ośrodek Pomocy Społecznej Gmina Nowa Sól
Duration time: 1.11.2021-31.10.2023

The scale of the phenomenon of domestic violence is much greater than it is reflected in the official data of state services. Most victims of this violence remain without support or assistance. Domestic violence has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, which is illustrated by data from observation and research of non-governmental organisations. However, there has been no increase in the commitment of public services to help victims or in the effectiveness of intervention and prosecution of perpetrators. The free legal aid offered by local authorities focuses on solving administrative problems. The lawyers providing it are not trained in supporting traumatised people, which is why it is assessed negatively by some beneficiaries. Therefore, the aim of our project is to improve the reporting of domestic violence, mobilise the police to get more engaged, improve the work of local social care centres, reduce the effects of domestic violence and improve the well-being of people affected by violence. Within the project we will provide legal aid to 300 people and psychological aid to 200 victims of family violence in 5 counties of the Lubusz Province. We will train and supervise the staff of local social care centres and interdisciplinary teams. The training curriculum responds to the diagnosed needs of employees and social workers. It will strengthen the competences and effectiveness of local government institutions in their work for victims of family violence. The main beneficiaries of the project’s activities are persons affected by family violence from smaller towns and employees of social care centres from these towns. The project’s partners are 6 social care centres.