#StopHate: Raising Awareness about Various Forms of Violence against Women in Political and Public Life
The project opens an issue which is brand new in the Czech context – gender-based violence against women in political and public life. Although there is a lack of data from the Czech Republic, the international sources prove that this is a serious and widespread phenomenon in both real life and cyberspace. The rare media reports covering the issue and citing Czech women in political and public life confirm the existence of this problem. Violence or harassment can thus be one of the main barriers to political and public participation of women.
As this issue has not yet been described specifically in the Czech context, the aim of the project is to map the situation in the Czech Republic, to inform the public about the existence of the problem and to suggest possible solutions. It can be seen as a pilot project and it would be appropriate to follow it up with further steps and activities after its implementation.
The project activities follow 3 different levels of the problem. At the individual level, it focuses on the direct support of women in political and public life. Thanks to workshops and a seminar they will be able to reflect on the various forms of violence and to better defend themselves. At the systemic level, a round table discussion with relevant stakeholders will open up the issue in order to name the causes and seek a systemic solution, including the exchange of good practice. These will then be summarized and disseminated to key actors who can contribute to change. At the level of awareness-raising, the campaign will increase the general public's awareness of the existence of violence against women in political and public life. At the same time the public will be more
motivated to draw attention to this problem and demand its solution.
Project Period: November 2022 – October 2023
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- workshops and seminar for women active in public life
- sharing experience among private, public, academic and NGO sectors' represenatives
- production and dissemination of popularizing materials
Supported by Norway through the Norway Grants