Distribution and methods of work of civil society organizations that provide specialized services for women victims of violence
In 2010, thanks to the support of the National Foundation for Civil Society Development, the Women’s Room conducted a research “Civil society organizations rendering specialized services to women victims of violence as key actors in the process of democratization of society.”
The four criteria for selecting organizations included in the research were: CSOs that operate for more than two years: provide at least 10 counseling sessions for victims per month; self-define as organizations that work with women victims of violence; are not religious organizations and/or CSOs associated to a political party.
The aim of the research, among other things, was to determine the distribution of civil society organizations that provide direct assistance and support to women victims of violence. Data has shown that the majority of organizations (56%) works in the largest cities and towns in Croatia; 11 in Zagreb and 7 in Rijeka and Split. More than a third operate in other towns such as Pula, Karlovac, Virovitica, Slavonski Brod and only 3 organizations exist in smaller towns such as Pakrac, Dalj and Tenja. Unfortunately, no organization operates in the village.
When considering the county coverage, it is concerning that there are no organizations in six counties, namely: Šibenik-knin, Dubrovnik-neretva, Varaždin, Krapina-zagorje, Međimurje and Lika-senj county.
One of the results of the research is the map of civil society organizations that provide specialized services to women victims of violence and detailed information about the research can be found at: Research Civil society organizations redering specialized services to women victims of violence as key actors in the process of democratization of society (2010).
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