PEER NETWORK: Gender Violence and Empowerment


Promoter: ISPA, CRL


Women of multicultural ethnicity network (W.O.M.E.N in Iceland)

TAIPA Odemira - Organização Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento Integrado

ACVS - Associação Caboverdiana de Setúbal

Casa do Brasil de Lisboa

EEA Grants: 180,026.00

Total Amount: 200,028.89



What is the project about?

The project PEER NETWORK: Gender Violence and Empowerment aims mainly at developing an innovative pilot-intervention to promote civic empowerment and engagement of women who are or have been targeted by gender-based violence, domestic violence, discrimination and harassment  – Grupos de Suporte de Pares (Peer Support Groups).  These Peer Support Groups will be created based on the women’s personal experience and in this particular case, the project will focus on women from the so-called vulnerable groups: migrants and from rural areas.

It is an Open Call #4 project: Projects to improve protection of victims of violence against women and domestic violence.


What will it achieve?

  • Develop methodologies which enhance the capabilities of participants to work with peer support for women who have experienced gender based and domestic violence.

  • Develop competences among Portuguese relevant entities regarding knowledge needed for the creation and development of peer support groups. 

  • Create a national network of peer support groups and those who have been targeted by gender and domestic violence (advocates) and that that establishes itself as a resource for RNAVVD. 

  • Act upon the information and knowledge within youth groups and to work with health providers, enhancing knowledge and practice regarding prevention and awareness initiatives using a collaborative approach methodology by working with the women’s advocates trained through our programs. 

  • Create and disseminate training tools on peer support groups.


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