Stop violence against women drug users

The what and why

The Project

Women make up approximately a quarter of all people with serious drug problems and around one-fifth of all entrants to drug treatment in Europe. Among them, a high percentage are victims of GBV.

Despite the increasing efforts and initiatives at local and international level to tackle this problem, too little is still being done to provide effective prevention and protection to reduce the vulnerability of women.

The project will aim at producing a toolkit of intervention that will be first tested in the countries participating in the Project, meant to support the civil society organisations by reinforcing

  • their advocacy function;
  • capacity to make a difference at the local level;
  • best practice sharing methods.

Each participating country will then train professionals from civil society on how to apply the protocol as part of their daily practice.

Overall objectives:

1.contributing to the implementation of coordinated and coherent efforts across the different countries

2.improving knowledge and awareness about gender-based violence