CRiTiCALL was developed by the Dublin City Volunteer Centre, in collaboration with other organizations, in response to reports of increasing incidents of domestic violence during the COVID-19 restrictions. It originated from ‘Operation Faoisimh/#Still here,’ spearheaded by the Irish police force. The initiative is underpinned by the principle of prioritising domestic violence survivors and individuals vulnerable to domestic abuse.
The project was launched on short notice in response to the pandemic as part of the Federal Funding Program “Together against violence against women,” initiated by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, and Youth (BMFSFJ). The Government responded promptly to the challenges presented by the Corona pandemic, ensuring improved accessibility and support for abused women and their children. The application deadline concluded on March 31, 2022.
Today, transgender as a gender identity remains unfamiliar to the public, leaving trans individuals vulnerable to daily transphobic prejudice. These biases often hinder or obstruct crucial transition procedures, such as legal status changes and medical treatments, which are vital for people’s well-being. In response, Transat’s works towards raising public awareness about transgender challenges, offering support to the most vulnerable, and actively defending their rights.
The project, funded by the EU’s Local Development and Poverty Reduction programme and Norway Grants, is a collaborative effort between various NGOs dedicated to addressing domestic violence, including organizations like The Women’s Support and Information Center and the Pärnu Women’s Support Centre. Joining forces with Icelandic partners, the initiative aims to provide comprehensive training in five major regions of Estonia. The primary objective is to sensitize front-line workers to recognize signs of domestic violence, while also emphasizing the significance of prevention and the avoidance of re-victimization.
The Invisible First Line campaign raises funds for crisis and counselling centres for women victims of domestic violence in Bulgaria.
The “Technology for Women, Solidarity for all of us” programme delivered second-hand smartphones to women at risk of violence in Turkey.
The Susma Bitsin (Speak Up To End) platform combats sexual harassment and discrimination in the film, television and theatre industries.
Maru is a chatbot promoting internet freedom and safety.
The European Commission is proposing a new directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence.
The bodyright campaign and “The Virtual Is Real” website highlight the danger of digital violence.