The Gender Alternatives Foundation (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) was selected to participate in a learning exchange with the Jusoor center for Studies and Development (Tripoli, Lybia) in the implementation of the CSO WINS project.

After the advocacy training held in Barcelona from the 4th to the 9th April 2016, 24 association of the Southern Mediterranean have had the chance to draft an action plan proposal to improve the condition of women in their local and/or national context. The evaluation of proposals was accomplished in Algeria on May 31st 2016 and 8 associations were selected to deploy their campaign in the next following months. On this basis, they will receive technical support from the CSO WINS project and accompaniment of one of the 12 associations with high expertise in advocacy, which developed the successful practices. In total, 8 partnerships will be created in order to strengthen the mutual learning and the exchange of experiences.

Read more: Project “Capacity building in the Southern Mediterranean to open policy dialog and monitoring for...

Duration: 01.09.2016 – 28.02.2019

Applicant: CESIE – Italy

Partners:

Gender Alternatives Foundation – Bulgaria

“Hope for children” UNCRC Policy center – Cyprus                   

The Smile of the Child – Greece

Sexual Violence Centre Cork – Ireland

Westminster City Council – United Kingdom

Read more: Project No JUST/2015/RDAP/AG/SEXV/8572 CONVEY – “COunteracting sexual violence and harassment:...

 

Duration: 01.09.2016 – 28.02.2019

Applicant: CESIE – Italy

Partners:

Gender Alternatives Foundation – Bulgaria                                

“Hope for children” UNCRC Policy center – Cyprus

The Smile of the Child – Greece

Sexual Violence Centre Cork – Ireland

Westminster City Council – United Kingdom

Read more: Project No JUST/2015/RDAP/AG/SEXV/8572 CONVEY – “COunteracting sexual violence and harassment:...

“Silence is Not Golden” is a project initiative addressing the wide-ranging manifestations of domestic violence using information as an instrument of protection against domestic and gender-based violence. Challenging the traditional patriarchal conceptions illustrated by the proverb “Silence is golden”, 7 organizations from all over the country /working in Sofia, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Yambol, Shumen, Svilengrad/ are going to illustrate how gender stereotypes stand in the way of the authentic friendship and personal growth and how little by little starting with sharing the problem, one could get out of the circle of violence and live a fulfilling and worthy life.

Read more: Gender Alternatives and Partners are Launching a National Campaign “Silence is Not Golden” for...

There are about 25 million people to date who are still being subjected to slavery.

1.4 million out of them are slaves of the sex industry.

Trafficking in human beings is the fastest-growing crime bringing profits of 32 billion dollars per year worldwide. However, statistics only give us numbers that seem boundless to us, so we remain detached because it does not present people as individuals having their names.

We are going to try to tell the story of one of those victims having her name and her own destiny – a fate that has focalized many life stories of individuals who could recognize either themselves or their acquaintances therein.  

Here is the confession of Anastasia.

Read more: Watch the story of a young Bulgarian woman victim of trafficking in human beings

April 22, 2019