Women’s Association “IZVOR” from Tenja begins with the implementation of the three-year program (from 2014 to 2017) called “Support the Social Inclusion of Persons Exposed to Domestic Violence”.

The goal of the program is to improve the safety and efficiency of mechanisms to protect victims of domestic violence, with special emphasis on women, and strengthening the support system for victims of domestic violence.

As part of the program the Women’s Association “IZVOR” will take actions to provide free legal services, legal counseling for victims of domestic violence and discrimination through a free SOS telephone (0800 200151) and psychosocial assistance and counseling through both support groups and individual assistance (once a month). Furthermore, the support program will be conducting tutelage programs for persons exposed to domestic violence and discrimination, employment programs and a educational programs (eg through English language courses for children of primary school age in Tenja). Women’s Association “IZVOR” will also, as a part of the implementation of this program, work on advocating for effective legislative and institutional framework in the field of legal protection, protection from domestic violence and discrimination.

The program is conducted in cooperation with the City of Osijek, Department of Health and Welfare and the Croatian Employment Service, Regional Office Osijek. The Ministry of Social Policy and Youth of the Republic of Croatia financially support the program.

More information about the program can be found at the following address: link.

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