At the end of the year, an international training on gender based harassment on the workplace was held in Innsbruck (Austria). It is part of the project "BE AWARE", which will create opportunities for sexual harassment in the workplace to be identified and sanctioned. And to help his victims. The project will also help employers who annually lose their employees who leave "for unexplained reasons". Very often, these invisible causes are related with harassment between colleagues or other attacks, in most cases gender based, which most often cause victims to leave the toxic work environment. And very often, they also need extra help to overcome the mental and emotional traumas resulting from prolonged harassment on the workplace.

 Surveys show that some of the employers in Bulgaria do not have any internal rules regarding harassment, insulting or sexual abuse between colleagues. This leads to the concealment and neglecting of such cases. The BE AWARE project will create tools to assist victims of sexual harassment on the workplace and encourage employers to create a more supportive and secure environment for their employees. Something that will increase their ability to work.

Read more: International Training, dedicated to the harassment on the workplace! BE Aware!

  On the 20-21.11.2019 was the first Kick-off-meeting of the "Power Up. Empowering and Upskilling women with a migrant background to foster their social and labour inclusion” (2019-1-BG01-KA204-062546), co-funded by the  Erasmus+ programme of the European union. The duration of the project is 24 months / 01.10.2019 - 30.09.2021/. The partnership consortium consists of four EU organizations – Gender Alternatives Foundation (BG), Solidaridad sin Fronteras (ES), Mindshift (PT) and Matertera (CZ)


     GAF held two roundtables on 18th  and 19th of November in Plovdiv on the project: " BASE - Migrant and refugee child-friendly support services in cases of sexual and gender-based violence. The project is funded under the Rights, Equality & Citizenship Programme of the European Union. At the two roundtables were presented a specially developed “Cultural Advisor Curriculum” and the “Capacity building programme for professionals” and were discussed the appropriateness of contents and learning strategies in relation to target groups. The BASE Capacity Building Program is a learning tool to enhance the capacity of professionals working directly/indirectly with migrant communities and on cases of sexual violence and GBV against girls, to communicate with the survivors in a child-friendly and culturally aware way. Specifically, the BASE Capacity Building Programme aims to:

Read more: GAF presents two developed tools: “Cultural Advisor Curriculum” and the “Capacity building...

    Milena Kadieva, founder of the GAF Foundation and an international human rights advocate, is among the three finalists for the 2019 “Women of Europe” award in the “Woman in Action” category.
The European Movement International and the European Women's Lobby will host the fourth edition of the Women of Europe Awards.
     “It is such an honour to be actively involved with the Women of Europe Awards, whose jury I have chaired since 2017. The awards help shed a light on the successful women who are shaping our society with their achievements, passion and ideas.

Read more: Bulgarian woman is nominated for the Woman of Europe Award for 2019!

The Gender Alternatives Foundation team took part in innovative training on communication crises that are hitting us almost daily. Whether on an organizational or personal level, we are increasingly misunderstood by others. One of the things we can do is develop and exercise our 'resilient flexibility'. Undoubtedly, this is one of the popular soft skills that have become a must in today's interpersonal and inter-institutional communication.

Read more: "Oh no! Communication crisis! "

January 18, 2020