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Female Centre for support and development

The aim of this project is to improve the situation of women in the region of Transnistria by providing access to information and education

Background
Women in Transnistrian region remain the most vulnerable part of society. Women have no access to information, nor any place to go to, when they have to face hardships, such as poverty, unemployment, violence in the family or own children in difficulty. In such vulnerable situations, women much easier tend to fall into the tricks of organized crime. Any kind of consultation be it psychological or legal, to improve their situation, is simply out of reach for these women. They are not aware of their rights in their family, in their working place, for their vulnerable or sick children, when they are entitled to social assistance, etc.
The consequences of this situation are abuse of women, children in families and work places, human trafficking, prostitution, and addictions.

So far, in Transnistria there is no offer of free of charge consultation and concrete help for such women.

Hilfswerk has started to operate a legal clinic with students from law school to answer to this lack. With the present project, Hilfswerk Austria wants to expand the service in order to build a component particularly supporting women and families in different crisis situations.

Activities of Hilfswerk Austria:
  • Providing psychological and legal aid to women who have been under various forms of violence and difficult vital situations;
  • Development and realization of trainings and informational preventive actions of domestic violence, gender equality, trafficking, women unemployment;
  • Cooperation with local mass media
  • Maintaining the web site www.femalecenter.org.

Target group:
  • More than 300 women - victims of violence, domestic violence, trafficking or other infringements of women rights;
  • 25 students – lawyers who will be involved in the activity of Female Center;
  • Initiative groups and NGOs working with the problems of domestic violence, anti trafficking, unemployment;
  • Local authorities and society as a whole.

Project data
Budget: EUR 30.000
Project Duration: November 1, 2006 – October 31, 2007
Project Partner: Stadt Wien, World Window
 
HILFSWERK AUSTRIA IN MOLDOVA

Address: Alexandru cel Bun str. 85, mun. Chisinau MD-2012, Republic of Moldova

Tel.: +373 22 21 25 41,
Fax: + 373 22 21 25 54

E-mail: info@hwa.md
www.hilfswerk-austria.md