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Better Stories

Better stories are inspiration, stories that identify how a given societal situation can be ameliorated to improve on existing practices, without being a perfect fix that turns out to be unattainable (i.e., a ‘best story’).

When it has come to alleviating impact of COVID-19 policies on inequalities, civil society organisations – NGOs, local governments, or citizens – have developed many initiatives, many “Better Stories”. RESISTIRÉ’s team of national researchers has collected and highlighted a set of particularly relevant initiatives in 31 European countries (in the EU27, Iceland, Serbia, Turkey, and in the UK).

This collection of Better Stories currently covers eight specific domains: gender-based violence, the labour market, the economy, gender-pay and pension gaps, gender care gaps, decision-making and politics, environmental justice, human and fundamental rights. It will be completed as the project unfolds, and serves to inform the Open Studios and the co-creation of recommendations for policymakers.

‘New Ways to the Water’: bringing nature closer to home

‘New Ways to the Water’: bringing nature closer to home

In Essen, Germany, the municipal authorities have set as their long-term objective the connection of green spaces and  waterways  ... Read More

Crowdfunding to support medical staff in Latvia

Crowdfunding to support medical staff in Latvia

The aim of this initiative is to support medical staff in Latvia during the Covid-19 crisis. Read More

Dope Black Dads

Dope Black Dads

A group of black fathers in London have started their own podcast to challenge stereotypes and share their experiences of fatherhood. Read More

How the pandemic led to more nursing influence on policy in the Netherlands

How the pandemic led to more nursing influence on policy in the Netherlands

If the health crisis revealed that nurses are among the most important employees in a hospital, they had until then little influence or Read More

Helping is sexy: a fundraising programme to support sex workers in a state of emergency

Helping is sexy: a fundraising programme to support sex workers in a state of emergency

Berufsvertretung Sexarbeit Österreich launched a campaign focusing on the precarious working conditions of sex workers in the context ... Read More

Supporting children during the COVID19 crisis: the “Not Alone” Programme in Italy

Supporting children during the COVID19 crisis: the “Not Alone” Programme in Italy

The "Not Alone" Programme is an integrated programme implemented by Save the Children in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which ... Read More

A partnership to provide safe homes during the pandemic

A partnership to provide safe homes during the pandemic

This UK initiative aims to bring the housing sector and refuges together to get survivors who are ready for move on right now into a ... Read More

A support network for the LGBT+ community in France

A support network for the LGBT+ community in France

At the beginning of the pandemic, Inter-LGBT member organisations joined forces to help vulnerable LGBT+ communities during the crisis. Read More

Crowdfunding to support single parents in Czech Republic

Crowdfunding to support single parents in Czech Republic

The initiative responds to the long-term precarious situation of single parents in the Czech Republic and the fact they have been hit ... Read More

Alleviating the impacts of the pandemic on Hungarian minorities

Alleviating the impacts of the pandemic on Hungarian minorities

In Hungary, WeAreOpen partnered with non-profits to produce a report on the impact of the pandemic on minorities in the workplace. Read More

Educating the youth on sexual health as a way to prevent GBV. Inspiring initiative in Latvia

Educating the youth on sexual health as a way to prevent GBV. Inspiring initiative in Latvia

During the period of Covid-19 induced restrictions, the Latvian NGO Papardes Zieds offered video and online lessons for young people ... Read More

A nation-wide campaign to reassure victims of domestic violence that support services are “Still Here”

A nation-wide campaign to reassure victims of domestic violence that support services are “Still Here”

In Ireland, the Still Here campaign brought together the Department of Justice, NGOs, and private actors to inform victims of domestic ... Read More

Queerwaves helps queer night workers in Turkey dealing with economic difficulties due to the pandemic

Queerwaves helps queer night workers in Turkey dealing with economic difficulties due to the pandemic

The initiative puts forward partying as a form of resistance for the queer community in Turkey and organizes parties and special events Read More

Yo no las dejo solas: a fundraising to help domestic workers during COVID-19

Yo no las dejo solas: a fundraising to help domestic workers during COVID-19

In Spain, the campaign “Yo no las dejo solas” called for crowdfunding to provide financial support to domestic workers who had lost ... Read More

Equal = equal: a digital hackathon to collect ideas for gender equality in Germany

Equal = equal: a digital hackathon to collect ideas for gender equality in Germany

The hackathon is a 48-hour digital, generation-spanning online workshop open to men and women of all ages aimed at providing a creative Read More

Information resources for Traveller women experiencing domestic violence

Information resources for Traveller women experiencing domestic violence

The Irish NGO Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre has led an inspiring initiative to counter the unequal access to justice of Roma ... Read More

Guidelines for social workers working with women and children victims of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

Guidelines for social workers working with women and children victims of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

In Serbia, KonekTaS platform produced guidelines to draw attention to the vulnerable situation of women and children victims of ... Read More

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