MOCNA strength and support center
human rights
City (headquarters):
Voivodeship (headquarters):
HerStory Foundation, Zakręcie, Poland
01-01-2021 - 31-01-2022
in progress
Project cost:
32 707,00 EUR
28 875,00 EUR
Types of activities:
intervention actions and assistance for women exposed to violence, including domestic and sexual violence, counteracting gender-based violence, training of professional groups
Target groups:
women, persons experiencing violence, professionals

Specialists who work in various organizations, institutions and services that deal with the problem of violence agree that in Poznań insufficient assistance is given to victims of sexual violence. Institutional support focuses on domestic abuse and support for family members. There is no institution that specializes in providing support for people who are victims of sexual violence.

Under the project, a local intervention and information center is set up in Poznań for women who experience sexual violence. The center will provide direct assistance with obtaining information, and assistance with psychological and administrative and legal issues for more than 60 women. Also envisaged are awareness-raising measures to train specialists working in institutions to which women who are victims of violence turn for help. Also, six workshops will be held on consent in intimate relationships for Poznań residents, as well as three WenDo workshops. A local public safety network will be set up, of a minimum of 15 originations, venues, clubs, cultural and public institutions in Poznań. These locations will affirm a commitment to ensuring that they are free of abuse, and to take action in the event of an act of violence.
A number of working meetings will be held in the network, at which recommendations will be drawn up for improving public safety and providing support for victims of sexual violence. The project also entails measures to spread information: posting of materials on a website, a leaflet, and a conference on the safer sphere, countering sexual violence, and specialist support for victims of sexual violence.

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