CoE - 'Stoppt häusliche Gewalt gegen Frauen' (Stop Domestic violence against women)
In order to enhance the implemetation of the NGO reccomendation, political stakeholders recieved a letter to use the white ribbon during 16 days. Also they recieved information about the "Handbook for Parlamentarians" on the European Council campaign. A international conference with 400 participants was also organised in Vieanna and St. Polten.
Also a Network was build up, in order to support victims of DV. Active support was also provided by the "Plattform gegen Gewalt in der Familie" (Platform against Familiy violence). An exposition "Hinter der Fassade" (behind the walls) and "Bildergegengewalt" (Pictures against violence) was organised. Also a Chartity auction was held collecting money for the national Helpline (0800/222555). At the end of the campaign a final conference (29-30. April 2008) was held, to ask politicians to better support women shelters and participate in teh White Ribbon Campaign.
Aims and objectives
To improve prevention for and combat violence in the domestic shpere through increasing awareness of the general public, to enhance the government to improve political activities and implement effective Prevention measures though legislation and national action plans.
Results and impact
Creation of a NGO-Task force and elaboration of a recommendation catalogue for governmental stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry for women, Ministry of internal affairs, Ministry of Health.
Organisation of a conference
Association of Autonomous Austrian Women’s Shelters AÖF (Verein Autonome Österreichische Frauenhäuser)