Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Peace promotion

Overcoming violence - enabling self-determination

Number: 400.1021

Violence is a widespread and structural problem in all Latin American countries and their fragile democracies. Our project partners are particularly committed to combating violence against environmental and human rights activists, as well as domestic, sexualised and gender-based violence. The latter form of violence mainly affects women and girls, but also sexual minorities. It can be psychological, economic or physical violence that takes place in both public and domestic spaces. The work against gender-based violence covers a wide range of thematic areas, including domestic violence, sexual violence, forced prostitution, and trafficking in women and children. Our partners are active in prevention work as well as in accompanying victims of domestic violence. In Latin America, domestic violence often leads to femicide, which is the most radical form of gender-based violence. In addition to women, however, their children and adolescents are often also affected by domestic and sexualised violence.



- Training of so-called "tutors" to accompany the pupils and their families (EMAUS)
- Conducting lessons and workshops for students and their parents in non-violent conflict resolution (EMAUS)
- Conducting training courses on gender, gender-based violence and women's rights (ISAIAS)
- Organising short training courses for women in traditionally male domains, e.g. as drivers, repairing mobile phones and PCs, sanitary repairs (ISAIAS)
- Lobbying local and regional decision-makers on the issue of gender, gender-based violence and the implementation of existing legislation (ISAIAS)
- Accompanying women affected by violence (SEDEC)
- Training of family counsellors to recognise violent situations in families and to prevent violence (SEDEC)
- Conducting courses to raise awareness about and prevent gender-based violence (SEDEC)
- Lobbying on the topic of gender-based violence (SEDEC)
- Accommodation and meals in Casa DEI for human rights activists and refugees under threat (DEI)
- Psychosocial support and legal advice
- Training courses to strengthen resilience and clarify future perspectives (DEI)
- Training courses on gender, gender-based violence and women's rights (AETE)
- Development of awareness-raising material on the prevention of gender-based violence (AETE)
- Selective accompaniment and counselling of women affected by violence (AETE)

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