The project responds to an absence of services based on the principles of self-help and strengthening the competences of the victims of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones, including children in the Czech republic.
Persefona provides support through professional social counseling and information materials for victims and their loved ones since 1997. Within this project will Persefona start self-help groups, therapy groups, and group meetings of an educational nature for victims. Children as witnesses of domestic violence will receive early care from a child (clinical) psychologist.
Persefona creates a space where victims and their loved ones get relevant information, share experiences and develop their potential through self-awareness and self-help. Persefona will increase support for interdisciplinary collaboration in the system of aid to victims and for informing lay people and professionals about the issue, increasing their sensitivity in the South Moravian Region and eliminating secondary victimization.
Persefona will increase professionalism by sharing best practices with the interdisciplinary team and with Norwegian partner, Fellesskap mot seksuelle overgrep (FMSO), an umbrella organization for 16 Centers for Aid to the Victims of Sexual Violence. Increasing the professionalism of Persefona’s staff will involve their further professional education.
1. 8. 2016
During the past two years, clients of the Persefona organization have developed their personal competences through services based on self-help, therapy groups, and educational group activities. Thanks to the project called “Comprehensive aid to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones”, which ended on 31 July, Persefona staffers were also able to gain new experiences. In addition to attending many courses, they also traveled to Norway for a one-week study visit.
2. 10. 2015
On 25 November, nonprofit organizations worldwide mark the International Day against Violence against Women. On this occasion we will hold a benefit concert at Bajkazyl, on Tuesday, 24 November 2015. Come symbolically celebrate this important day with us and show where you stand on the issue of domestic violence. A full program of music and entertainment awaits you.
31. 8. 2015
We believe it is never good to say “enough already” when it comes to acquiring new knowledge that can be applied in our work. Even though we educate ourselves year-round, recently we have had a period of very rich opportunities for such realizations. Through this article we would like to share with you what those experiences were.
31. 8. 2015
Who wouldn’t want to learn something new in life or at least deepen their knowledge and skills? We are making this possible for our current clients thanks to our project “Comprehensive aid to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones”. As of August we have launched group activities of an educational nature.
28. 5. 2015
One of the main activities of our organization is developing collaborations with non-state and state institutions, and not just from the Czech Republic. Thanks to the Norwegian Grants and our project “Comprehensive aid to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones”, we have succeeded in establishing collaboration with the Norwegian organization Fellesskap mot seksuelle overgrep (FMSO).
28. 5. 2015
This is our eighth year of involvement in the issue of domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse. We provide professional social counseling to victims of these wrongs and their loved ones. Thanks to our project entitled “Comprehensive aid to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their loved ones” we are expanding our existing services and opening group therapy for domestic violence victims.