European Anti-Violence Network (EAVN), is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 2006. The aims of EAVN are scientific, educational and research oriented. EAVN's activities include the design and implementation of research, educational or other scientific activities aimed at primary, secondary or tertiary prevention of violence against women and girls and especially Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
More specifically, EAVN carries out activities such as:
- Developing educational and sensitisation material (e.g. booklets, manuals, guides, e-books) for teachers, health and social care professionals, adolescents, women survivors of violence and the general population
- Designing, implementing and evaluating
- informational and awareness raising activities addressed to the public (e.g. campaigns, conferences)
- primary and secondary prevention interventions addressed to children and adolescents (e.g. gender-based violence prevention programs at schools)
- training seminars addressed to professionals of various disciplines (e.g. educators/ teachers, health, mental health and social care professionals, police officers, judicial and legal professionals, etc.) as well as university students
- Designing and conducting research
- Provision of information and referral of women survivors of intimate partner violence to support services (e.g. shelters, counselling centers)
- Collaboration with other organizations in Europe for the implementation of projects, educational and other relevant activities
- Networking organizations whose activities are related to prevention and combating of domestic violence (develop synergies with organisations, other networks, etc.)
- Monitoring the adoption and implementation of national and European policies related to the prevention and combating of violence against women.
EAVN was the Coordinator of the previous project entitled “Gender Equality Awareness Raising against Intimate Partner Violence” (GEAR against IPV) that was carried out from 2009 to 2011 with financial from the DAPHNE III Programme (Project Number: JLS/2008/DAP3/AG/1258) and on which is based the current GEAR against IPV II Project. In the context of the 1st GEAR against IPV Project a total of 167 Teachers and other School-related Professionals were trained and 27 awareness raising students' workshops were implemented with 556 high-school students in Greece, Germany and Austria (more information about the project is available in the project's website: www.1st.gear-ipv.eu).