During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jaleesa den Haanin launched a project in the northern part of Rotterdam, known as Rotterdam Noord. Twice a week, dedicated volunteers delivered food to vulnerable individuals confined to their homes. This initiative started from Ketu Kitchen, a local bakery and café situated in the same area, which unfortunately had to shut its doors due to the lockdown.
During Covid-19 lockdowns many operations of transgenders were cancelled. Transvision offered all kinds of help, such as help via a chatline, telephone, and by providing information, such as information how to bind breasts safely for trans men that have not been able to operate their breasts. The project aspires to an inclusive society in which every transgender person has access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place, by a care provider with the right expertise.
Starting from April 2021, Caritas Luxembourg has been operating a new mixed night shelter called “L’Espoir” in Bonnevoie, under the authority of the City of Luxembourg and the Ministry for Family, Integration, and the Greater Region. This new night shelter replaced the former one in the station area, which now serves exclusively as a shelter for the most vulnerable homeless women. The first women were admitted in early May. The night shelter operates every day from 7.30 pm to 9 am, providing a safe place for women to spend the night and offering support for those seeking a fresh start. Caritas Luxembourg manages the night shelter on behalf of the Ministry for Family, Integration, and the Greater Region.
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 Family Carer Support project aims to provide much-needed assistance to families caring for older individuals. This initiative benefited from the funding provided by the Rethink Ireland’s Innovate Together Fund, which was established in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A two-year education project, INCLUSIVE SPACES, in partnership with some of the most prominent LGBTQI organisations in the country, to reduce bullying of LGBTQI students at school and discrimination against LGBTQI people in the workplace. The primary aim of the project is to reduce harassment, negative or hostile attitudes towards LGBTQI people and discrimination in schools and workplaces in Hungary.
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.
Nappi Naapuri is as a neighborhood social platform aiming to fostering social connections and leveraging proximity as a valuable shared asset. This innovative initiative is designed to facilitate neighborly assistance and motivate individuals to cultivate friendships within their local community.
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.
To mitigate the negative consequences of the corona crisis, the KFUM’s Social Work created a mobile café concept – called urgent social drive – focusing on the socially disadvantaged living in the peripheral areas of Denmark.