PROMOTING FIRST ACTION AGAINST VIOLENCE
Project FIRST – Capacity Building for First Points of Contact for Victims of Domestic and Gender-based Violence is an international project promoting first action against violence.
It aims to address the needs for widely available psychosocial support resources for victims of violence; relevant knowledge and competence of professionals working at first points of contact; more aware and informed professional and general public regarding the issue of domestic and gender based violence.
The major objective of the project is to establish and empower national networks of first points of contact for victims of domestic and gender-based violence and by that ensure widely available psychosocial and legal support and assistance to victims of domestic and gender based violence.
- To provide the tools for better qualifications of persons working as first points of contact.
- To ensure early discovery of domestic and GB violence and provide appropriate support to victims of violence.
- To contribute to the decrease of harmful consequences of domestic and GB violence for direct and indirect victims of violence.
- To disseminate relevant knowledge that will improve the quality of existing resources for victims of domestic and GB violence and increase the level of awareness of the general public.
- Professionals, i.e. medical workers, teachers and educators, NGO professionals, counsellors, HR professionals in companies, social workers, psychologists, law enforcement officers, lawyers, etc., who can be in the position of a first point of contact. FIRST program will increase their knowledge and provide the tools for a proper response to ensure that victims of violence get the necessary support.
- Victims of violence (adults and children), who will use the FIRST online tool and benefit from the increased competency of the professionals acting as the first points of contact.
- Decision makers, general public.
- Established national networks of first points of contact for victims of domestic violence and GB violence in partnership countries.
- Increased level of qualification of professionals who act as the first points of contact.
- Increased level of early discovery of domestic and GB violence due to increased knowledge of relevant professionals.
- Professional support offered to victims of violence by first points of contact.
- Publicly recognized support to victims of domestic and GB violence and increased empowerment of victims of violence to reach for and accept the aid after experiencing violence.
- Increased awareness of the general public and debunking of myths regarding domestic and GB violence.
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