The Legal Aid Centre is an important part of the assistance and support for women experiencing violence. The institution in question provides services on the territory of the town of Michalovce, so it was very important for us to meet the workers of the centre. Štefánia Capcarová and Ľaľová Jana, as the head of the Legal Aid Centre, appreciated the importance of the functioning of the counselling centre, but also the importance of networking and cooperation. We approached them with the opportunity to become members of the working group, which they perceived as important and accepted the opportunity. At the end of the meeting we gave them contacts and brochures about the counselling centre for the clients they serve.
The project „We stand with women. We protect and support them!“ benefits from a 486 622 € grant from Norway through the Norway Grants. The project has been co-financed from the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 72 993 €.
The aim of the project is to increase availability of specialist counselling centres for women – survivors of intimate partner violence and their children in Kosice region by enhancing and increasing the quality of support services in the existing counselling centres in Košice, Michalovce and Spišská Nová Ves and establishing new counselling centres in Rožňava, Gelnica and Sobrance. At the same time, our aim is to make information about the counselling centres and help and support they provide more available to women in Košice region and to improve the response of institutions where women and children seek protection from violence.
The project is implemented by Fenestra in partnership with OZ HANA and OZ Pomoc rodine.
More about the project: https://www.fenestra.sk/en/we-stand-with-women/
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