New ERASMUS+ project is launched aiming to strengthen Services of Women Help Line in Vilnius.
Programm supports sustainable and continuous cooperation between European women leaders and professionals fighting for women rights. In November 2019 Partners from Island and Scotland gave inspiring speeches at the International conference and shared their experience in the field providing services for victims of sexual violence.
Staff of Women Help line in Vilnius is planing study visits to Scotland Ripe Crisis Center and Stygamot (Island) in 2020.
Overall goal of the project is to ensure the Women’s Information Centre efficiency to integrate Gender
Mainstreaming to all levels in Lithuanian society. Main beneficiary is Lithuanian society.
Project will seek following objectives: reducing violence against women and advance gender equality
provisions dissemination among the youth.
To achieve these objectives the WIIC relocates the following tasks:
-Strengthens international women’s NGO networks in Southern and Central European countries
-Strengthens development cooperation competencies
-Increase organisation’s staff competencies in information technology and social media
Particular objective of the project is to gain international knowledge on developing and providing help
for women experienced sexual violence. This particular services are almost none existing in Lithuania
despite women support centers are very active and well organized and has great practice on
providing help for victims of domestic violence.
Picture: Sandy Barton, expert from Scotland Rape Crisis Center