On 09.10.2018. part of the team of the Gender Alternatives Foundation took part in a meeting for exchange of experience in the field of children's policies in Southern Bulgaria, organized by the Bulgarian School of Politics "Dimitar Panitza". During the meeting they presented the results of the National Analysis of the Status of Children's Policies prepared by the Bulgarian School of Politics, with special attention on the problems related to the children in Southern Bulgaria. The analysis covers the last seven years (2010-2017), following the trends in the sections Economic Indicators, Justice, Health, Education, Social Protection. The meeting was attended by representatives of social institutions in Plovdiv and the region, Mr. Stefan Stoyanov - Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv Municipality, Mrs. Asya Peeva - Member of the Education Commission, Mr. Georgi Tyutyukov- Deputy Mayor of "Youth Activities, Sports and Social Policy" in Plovdiv Municipality.
The Gender Alternatives Foundation launched a new project, funded by the Bulgarian Fund for Women in partnership with Societe Generale Expressbank – Bulgaria. The duration of the project is 5 months and will be implemented in the period July-December 2018. The main activities of the project are aimed to empower single mothers and overcome poverty and social exclusion. For this purpose, Gender Alternatives Foundation chose to include 3 women-single mothers, clients of the Center for Psychological and Legal Support of the Foundation. They will receive scholarships for taking a course for a qualification which every one of them wanted to take - cosmetics, manicure and graphic design. They will receive also psychological support, care for their children during the course happening and help in job searching in order to go forward and change their lives.
As of 01.10.2018., the Gender Alternatives Foundation will take part in a new project, funded under the Erasmus + KA2 VET program or adult education called "Be Aware– Strengthening competences to face sexual harassment on the workplace ". / Grant Agreement No. 2018-1-AT01-KA202-039286/. It aims to increase the ability to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace. Duration of the project will be 36 months /01.09.2018 – 31.08.2021/. The main idea of the project is Sexual Harrassment in Education and the Workplace.Actual discourses in media show that not only does sexual harrassment occur in entertainment and sports, but also in the daily work within existing hierarchic structures. Especially those starting out in their careers are threatened. There are two main issues during training and employment:
Read more: Be Aware– Strengthening competences to face sexual harassment on the workplace
REC-AG-2017/REC-RDAP-GBV-AG-2017 (Prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children), granted by the European Commission, under 2017 Rights, Equality and Citizenship Work Programme , is one of the newest project in which GAF will take part together with six more organizations in Bulgaria. The duration of the project is 24 months /17 September 2018 – 17 August 2020/. The main objectives are:
Read more: The project “FIRST – Finding, Investigating, Redress and Support”
The coalition, led by BFW, engaging 10 grantee-partners from 7 different cities, supported by the Club Z media, consists of 3 types of CSOs: women/gender/lgbt+, youth and media organizations. This coalition will address the challenges related to the shrinking safe space for the civil society. We will develop a strategic communications campaign that will raise awareness on the organized attack against the Istanbul convention and the human rights CSOs, which will be implemented on a national level via online and offline activities. The campaign has 3 aims: 1) tackle the negative image of the civil sector; 2) address the hate speech and the threats CSO representatives are subjected to; 3) expose the anti-European attackers of the convention, of the human rights defenders and of the whole civil sector.
Read more: GAF will take part of a new project called “Civitates”
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