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SURT is a feminist foundation based in Barcelona, working with women and for women since 1993.

SURT is committed to women in the effort to build a society with gender equality, free of gender-based violence. It is focused on supporting women’s empowerment, fostering their autonomy and leadership. To achieve this, SURT works in the following fields: economic empowerment, personal empowerment, community-based empowerment and knowledge and advocacy.

SURT has ample experience on research and intervention in GBV and youth. It has previously led European projects targeting young people, such as Empowering Care and Alternative Future.


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CESI is a feminist organization working to improve the social position of women and to achieve gender equality, as well as to promote the full implementation of laws and international instruments for the protection of human rights. CESI was founded in 1997 and runs several programmes.

The “Sex, Gender and Sexual Rights” programme aims to promote gender equality among youth and to encourage the involvement of men in achieving gender equality. It is focused on the prevention of gender-based violence, mostly teen-dating violence, and on the promotion and protection of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The “Social activism and political processes” programme is focused on the empowerment of women, promoting women’s leadership and the education of female politicians and institutional representatives, local and regional authorities. The “Social Justice and Equal Opportunities” programme is directed towards advancing women’s economic empowerment and their position in the labour market. In our work, we use different methods: research and analysis; development of educational and prevention programmes, manuals and brochures; education and information; raising awareness, media campaigns; advocacy and lobbying.

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KMOP is a non-profit organization with more than 40 years of accumulated experience in providing services to vulnerable groups. As a result, it is listed amongst the oldest and most prominent Greek NGOs. KMOP’s vision is based on enhancing the well-being of vulnerable groups in a sustainable manner by strengthening their capacities and increasing their access to resources. By stimulating the integration and active participation of disadvantaged groups, KMOP combats social exclusion and promotes social cohesion and equality, while raising awareness on social policy issues.

KMOP has developed a number of small and large-scale interventions focusing on social welfare and health, employability and the protection of human rights. KMOP focuses on the prevention of multifaceted violence and intolerance, such as gender-based violence, hate speech, racism and xenophobia, on combating human trafficking and on the protection of victims’ rights. KMOP’s actions also involve advocacy and social policy proposals with relevant stakeholders and policy makers.

KMOP is actively involved in national, EU and international projects targeting low-skilled youth, the long-term unemployed, victims of violence and trafficking, the disabled, the elderly, migrants and minorities.

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Feminoteka Foundation was founded in 2005 and has the status of a non-profit organization. Preventing violence against women has been one of Feminoteka’s priorities since the very beginning.

Our main anti-violence activities:

  • Feminoteka helps women who have already been targeted by any kind of violence; we offer them free legal and psychological consultations. Since 2009, we have provided a helpline for female victims of violence.
  • Feminoteka takes actions to prevent violence: we organize self-defence and pro-assertiveness workshops for women and girls; we participate in conferences and debates; we host our own radio programme about preventing violence; we prepare and distribute handouts, posters and reports aimed at preventing and combating violence – these informational and educational materials are addressed to many different groups (women and girls targeted for violence, young people, men and boys)
  • Feminoteka leads workshops about gender-based violence for teachers, educators, social workers, girls and women, as well as other groups.

We have many years of experience working with women and girls suffering from all forms of violence. We also are in contact with the other women’s organizations and groups across Poland.

In addition, we conduct research and analysis. In 2010, on behalf of the Fundamental Rights Agency, we conducted pilot research for the European project on the problem of violence against women. The findings of this research enabled experts to improve the research tools applied later in all EU states.

For years, Feminoteka has participated in and initiated social campaigns aimed at preventing and combating violence against women. Feminoteka prepares and holds happenings, meetings and panel discussions as well as other actions.

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MIGS is a Cyprus based NGO affiliated to the University of Nicosia, which promotes and contributes to social, political and economic projects related to gender equality and women’s rights, with a focus on the Mediterranean region.

At MIGS, we recognise that discrimination against women takes many different forms. We are committed to the elimination of this discrimination through a combination of research, lobbying and advocacy, education and training, awareness-raising, as well as the provision of expertise and consultancy services.

MIGS promotes initiatives which strengthen and enhance civil society participation and empower women, especially relating to governance. Priority is given to women’s involvement and participation in policy-making on the national and European level; engaging minority and socially excluded groups in training and debate to help promote a diversified public dialogue; combating gender discrimination and violence against women; enhancing and promoting social empowerment, human rights and people’s diplomacy.

MIGS is also committed to working in collaboration with organisations and individuals from across the Mediterranean and the European Union.

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The Peace Institute (PI) is a non-profit research institution founded in 1991. It develops interdisciplinary research, educational and awareness-raising activities in the areas of social science, humanities, anthropology and law. It links the academic perspective with concrete social and public policy engagement in the fields of human rights, gender equality, media and diverse minorities.

PI’s role as an important agent in the field of equality and rights in Slovenia is also based on publishing book series, establishing public initiatives, organizing public debates on neglected issues and the widespread dissemination of research results (public forums, seminars, workshops, conferences, summer schools).

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