Contra a violência de género
Power to Identify,
React and Prevent.
is giving knowledge.
To give knowledge is to give power.
é dar poder.
Groups of women,
This is a project that aims to generate new opportunities for survivors of violence in its various manifestations, including domestic violence, gender violence, harassment and/or discrimination.
The Rede de Pares aims to empower and facilitate the civic participation of these women through the creation of a Peer Network – an innovative tool for the intervention and prevention of Gender Violence.
Peer groups bring together women survivors of violence who want to make their views on how to develop and implement best practices, policies, and services more visible – supporting them to become self-representatives, and to be able, through their experiences, to transform the political, and social system and eradicate violence against women.
To give visibility to the life stories of survivors of violence, to support these women, so that they can talk about their experiences and of other survivors who cannot speak – and thereby impacting and sensitizing young people and professionals, to inform the organization of services and policymaking. These are some of the objectives of the Peer Network/ Rede de Pares project.
The survivors participate in training and awareness-raising actions among young people and professionals from various institutions, helping to change beliefs and values associated with violence.
Primary prevention programs for violence against women and domestic violence should act as early as possible and in two respects: the empowerment of girls and women and, on the other hand, in the deconstruction of stereotypes of toxic masculinities among boys and men.
With the objective to maximize efficiency in communication with young people, the Rede de Pares project has the support of a group of young university students to conduct webinars, workshops, and other opportunities for interaction with other young students and young professionals.
The Rede de Pares Network is a project of Open Call#4 ‘Projects to improve the protection of victims of violence against women and domestic violence ‘, promoted by ISPA – APPsyCI, funded by the EAA Grants, and operated by the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (IIC), in a partnership between the university and the community, aimed at promoting social justice and, in particular, the best articulation of systems to respond to violence against women.
The project also has four partners, local and community-based associations dedicated to supporting migrant, older and rural women, who act in a logic of proximity, have a fundamental role in the identification of these women: the Cabo-Verdiana Association of Setúbal, Casa do Brasil de Lisboa and Taipa in Portugal and WOMEN of Iceland.
ISPA-Instituto Universitário CRL (Promotor)
Over its 58 years, ISPA has made a strong commitment to research and knowledge transfer, establishing national and international partnerships with other universities, NGOs, municipalities, and companies. The Rede de Pares Network is promoted by APPsyCI – Applied Psychology Research Center Capabilities & Inclusion, which integrates 60 teachers and researchers, being coordinated by Professor José Ornelas, with the aim of empowering people and institutions to develop solutions to concrete and complex social problems that arise throughout life.
Associação Caboverdiana de Setúbal (Parceiro)
Founded in 1983 in the Bela Vista neighborhood in Setúbal, it is a non-profit IPSS, of socio-cultural and sports base character. ACVS is an open organization that has as mission the strategic development of policies for inclusion and social integration of immigrants and people from vulnerable contexts. It seeks to build bridges and mediate dialogue with civil society in general and in particular with the most deprived, through the implementation of social, educational, and cultural programs, with the aim of combating poverty, discrimination, and all forms of exclusion.
Casa do Brasil de Lisboa (Parceiro)
A non-profit immigrants Association, CBL has an active work in the reflection and implementation of public policies, assuming a role of activism and claiming egalitarian policies for immigrant communities in Portugal, has been developing several projects and actions in this sense. In addition to the work of social intervention and activism, it also promotes the valorization of multiculturalism, interculturality, and integration through culture.
A TAIPA – Organização Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento Integrado do Concelho e Odemira, Crl. - Parceiro (Parceiro)
It was founded in 2000, with the prospect of acting in local development. Gradually this entity has been extending the spectrum of its activities and the territory of operation to the Alentejo Coast and to some municipalities of the Algarve and has developed projects in several areas: training and adult education, community animation, integration of migrants, gender equality, and combating domestic violence, promotion of active aging, health promotion and well-being, promoting school success and economic development.
Founded in 2003 by women of foreign origin who lived in Iceland and felt that migrant women needed to be heard and have a fair place in society. W.O.M.E.N is a non-governmental non-profit organization run by volunteers, to bring women of all backgrounds together to address and defend their interests, rights, and issues specifically related to migrant women. It thus aims to achieve equality for foreign women in all areas of Icelandic society, giving them power and creating a safe space for them to express themselves and discover themselves in their new society. WOMEN belongs to one of the donor countries of the EEA Grants (Iceland), acting as a consultant to the project.
FINANCIER & OPERATOR
EEA Grants (Financiador)
The EEA Grants are a multiannual financial mechanism representing the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway to reducing disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU countries located in Central and Southern Europe and with greater deviations from the European average gross domestic product per capita. The EEA Grants also contribute to strengthening Europe’s core values such as democracy, tolerance, and the rule of law.
CIG - Comissão para a Cidadania (Operadora de Programa)
The Committee on Citizenship and Gender Equality (IEG) is the national body responsible for promoting and defending this principle, seeking to respond to society’s profound social and political changes in citizenship and gender equality. It is also the operator of the EEA Grants Conciliation and Gender Equality program.
Casa do Brasil de Lisboa
WOMEN in Iceland
What We've Done
A roadmap of the recommendations of the Retrospective Analysis Team of Homicide in Domestic Violence
Trainer Rui do Carmo
70 participants | 61 women | 9 men | 60 professionals | 10 students
About the event
The Domestic Violence Law provides for the retrospective analysis of homicide situations that occurred in the context of domestic violence. There is a team responsible for preparing the retrospective analysis and drawing conclusions to allow the implementation of new preventive methodologies at the level of procedures and the production of recommendations to public or private entities with intervention in this area. Rui do Carmo, Attorney of the Republic jubilado and Coordinator of the Retrospective Analysis Team, made a brief script of the recommendations that this team has produced in recent years.
See here the webinar video here
Workshop Communication and stereotypes on the basis of multiple violence
Trainer Camila Craveiro
30 participants | 28 women | 2 men | 26 professionals | 4 students
About the event
Camila Craveiro, publicist, professor and researcher in the area of Social Communication, PhD in Communication Sciences from the University of Minho, talked about the theme “Communication and stereotypes on the basis of multiple violence”.
Addressing issues such as ethnocentrism and Eurocentrism, the formation of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination and gender violence and colonial violence.
The debate was given by Cyntia de Paula and Janine Weber of casa do Brasil de Lisboa.
See here the webinar video
Diversity and Cultural Competence Workshop: a call to action in supporting women
Trainer Nichole Leigh Mosty
29 participants | 28 women | 1 men | 26 professionals | 3 students
About the event
Women Of Ethnic Multiculturality Network – W.O.M.E.N. is one of the partners of the Pares Network project. The purpose of the W.O.M.E.N. is to express the interests and concerns of women of foreign origin living in Iceland, with the aim of promoting equality between Icelandic and non-Icelandic women.
Nichole Leigh Mosty is President of the Women Of Multicultural Ethnicity Network in Iceland and is Director of the Multicultural Information Centre of Iceland.
In this workshop, we had the opportunity to know how migrant women are welcomed in Iceland. The issues of diversity, cultural competence, inclusion and empowerment were addressed.
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Communication and stereotypes on the basis of multiple violence
Trainer Eric Mankowski
77 participants | 63 women | 14 men | 60 professionals | 7 students
About the event
The prevention of domestic violence and violence against women is not only done with women and girls. Working prevention with men and boys is equally relevant.Eric Mankowski of Portland State University has been developing and implementing violence prevention programs in intimate relationships for young people for more than 25 years.His work focuses on various forms of gender-based violence, and has specialised in community-based interventions and social programmes and policies aimed at preventing violence in boys and men. The debate was given by José Ornelas of ISPA.
See here the webinar video 1 video 2
Gender Violence and Multiple Discrimination
Trainer Elisabete Brasil
77 participants | 63 women | 14 men | 60 professionals | 12 students
About the event
Elisabete Brasil, head of the Association FEM – Feminists On the Move, coordinator and supervisor of care structures of the National Support Network for Victims of Domestic Violence, presented the theme “Gender violence and multiple discriminations”The debate was given by Cyntia de Paula and Janine Weber of casa do Brasil de Lisboa.
The National Network to Support Victims of Domestic Violence: challenges and impact
Trainer Cláudia Mateus-CIG 28/04/2021
89 participants | 80 women | 9 men | 60 professionals | 12 students
About the event
Cláudia Mateus of CIG made known the RNAVVD, itsinformation on existing resources at RNAVVD level andprocedures for their mobilisation relating to the support ofvictims of domestic violence at national and local level.The debate was given by Sara Horta of Taipa Crl.
See here the webinar video 1 video 2
Workshop on Community-based approach for Interpersonal Violence advocates
Trainer Nicole Allen
54 participants | 52 women | 2 men | 60 professionals | 17 students
About the event
Community-based approach for the prevention of Interpersonal Violence advocates: Thinking comprehensively about survivors’ lives was the first Peer Network Workshop.Nicole Allen of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne was the first keynote speaker. She is a professor and researcher on processes of organizational and system change in the area of interpersonal violence and sexual assault.This Workshop aims to think about the importance of promoting the change of the contexts that influence the path of women survivors of violence, particularly in the systems of justice and social intervention.The debate was animated by Maria Vargas-Moniz of ISPA and Felismina Mendes of ACVS.
Community Advocacy Project
Dates: from 22/11/2021 to 29/01/2022 (21 hours) Online format
Trainer Nicole Allen | University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne
17 female participants | survivors of domestic violence and/or any citizen of the community who wants to collaborate in the civic defense of women survivors of domestic violence.
Support women who survive domestic violence or intimate partner abuse to regain control over their own lives.
Unit 1: Introduction to Violence in Intimate Relations
Unit 2: The Community Activism Project
Unit 3: The role of children
Unit 4: Culturally Competent Defender
Unit5: Effective Communication Skills
Unit 6: Safety Planning / Hazard Assessment
Unit 7: Ethics and Confidentiality
Unit 8: Activism Skills: Evaluation
Unit 9: Activism Skills: Implementation
Unit 10: Activism Skills: Monitoring/Secondary Implementation
Unit 11: Activism Skills: Completing the Intervention
Unit 12: Skills an and Behaviors
Involvement of men in the prevention of gender-based violence
Dates: 21 February 2022 to 14 March 2022 (12 hours)
Trainer Eric Mankowski | Portland State University
29 participants | men, students, professionals, community stakeholders
1. Challenge students and young professionals (health, law, psychology) to reflect on the social construction of masculinity and its relationship with violence;
2. Identify and develop peer leaders with the aim of mobilizing interest and broader local networks;
3. Develop in-service learning programmes with students and research projects as active partners in the collection of information on masculinity and violence.
Day 1: What are the links between masculinities and gender-based violence? How do masculinities lead to domestic violence and violence in intimate relationships?
Day 2: What are the characteristics of male networks that are associated with domestic violence and against women? What is male leadership in this context?
Day 3: How can we develop lasting and sustainable trust relationships with partners in the community to develop this work? violence to inform the action? Steps to develop partnerships among students, community members and leaders and the university to produce this knowledge.
Day 4: Design of in-service learning projects focused on gender violence. Mapping community resources and capacity building for local prevention actions. Articulation and involvement in local, national and international gender-based violence prevention networks.
The challenges of survivors of domestic violence when seeking safety
Date: 11 May 2022
Trainer Lisa Goodman | Boston College
To clarify how survivors use informal social networks to achieve safety and minimize the weaknesses of formal system responses in supporting survivors.
Session for practioners: 9 November 2022, face-to-face, ISPA
Session for survivors : 8 and 15 November, online
Trainer Raquel Cardoso
Mid-term meeting with partners and consultants (Setúbal)
The first face-to-face meeting of the Rede Pares project was held in the city of Setúbal. Associação Caboverdiana de Setúbal, one of the partners of Rede Pares, welcomed the other partners and consultants on the 19th and 20th of November 2021. It was an opportunity to get to know the partner organizations better, to collaborate on an artistic project and to learn about the women’s rights and prevention of violence against women and domestic violence.
Check the video here
Final conference (ISPA, Lisbon)
9th September 2022
9:00 – 09:30 | Participants’ reception
09:30 – 11:00 | Opening session
11:30 – 13:00 | Project outcomes’ presentation
14:30 – 16:00 | Approaches to systems change and women’s empowerment
16:30 – 17:30 | From survivors to activists and leaders
10 de setembro 2022
09:30 – 10:30 | Youth Network and prevention of interpersonal violence
11:00 – 12:30 | Round Table – Construction and sustainability of the Peer Network
12:30 – 13:00 | Conclusions & Closing
check the video here
18 training actions for practioners and youth (Aljezur, Faro, Lagos, Lisboa, Odemira, Setúbal, Torres Vedras, Vila Nova de Mil Fontes)
Between February and December 2022, 18 awareness actions were carried out with diverse audiences and with different objectives related to the prevention of interpersonal violence and support for survivors of violence and discrimination from a perspective of civic defense and empowerment.
The focus and diversified dynamics for each session are highlighted, covering people from 16 to 76 years old, with the active participation of women survivors, migrant women, practioners from different domains such as health, the security forces and various professionals in the social sciences and humanities. These actions took place in different territories in person and also online.
Peer Network flyer
Cards of values to work with peer support groups
Recomendações para as políticas públicas
The 3 networks of Peer Network project
Mid-term meeting (19-20 November 2021)
Final conference (September 2022)
PODCAST “Empoderamento de Mulheres Migrantes e a Interseccionalidade da Violência de Género”
PODCAST “Formação em Violência Doméstica contra as Mulheres: Atualidade e Pertinência”
PODCAST “A Psicopatologização da Violência de Género e as suas consequências para as Mulheres”
PODCAST REDE PARES “O Envolvimento de Sobreviventes e o Desenvolvimento das Comunidades”