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EnvirEmpowering adult women against technology-facilitated  violence

Duration: 01/02/2024 - 31/05/2025

Status: Ongoing

Total budget: 60 000 EUR

Participating organisations:

Foundation "Solidarity Works" (Bulgaria)

ART+INN (Lithuania)

7HUB (Italy)

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Project code

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Technology-facilitated violence is a relatively new form of violence that is not yet widely understood or recognised by many people. Common types include cyberstalking, harassment, and revenge porn, causing severe and lasting harm to victims' mental health, reputation, and personal and professional relationships. The project addresses the marginalisation and stigmatisation of digital violence as a serious issue while it is often dismissed or not taken seriously. While younger

generations are often more familiar with this form of violence, older individuals like baby boomers, Generation X, and some millennials may have limited tech experience, increasing their vulnerability. By specifically targeting and including age groups of 35-50 in the project's outreach and education efforts, the project is breaking new ground in addressing an often overlooked and marginalised demographic.

Thus, the main objectives of the ESSENTIAL project are:

- to increase awareness and resilience against technology-facilitated violence by equipping women with practical skills, knowledge and strategies to protect themselves;

- to increase public understanding of the nature and impact of online violence, engaging key stakeholders and developing tailored awareness-raising educational campaigns;

- to provide emotional support and solidarity to survivors of technology-facilitated violence by facilitating peer-to-peer support, access to practical and educational resources and empower them to become advocates to build a community of support and resistance.


The above-mentioned objectives will be achieved through 1) Development of an interactive ESSENTIAL handbook 2) Establishment of ESSENTIAL support community 3) Implementation of educational awareness-raising campaigns and actions.

By reaching across generations and promoting inter-generational learning through awareness-raising campaigns, ESSENTIAL contributes to building a better understanding of the issue among various age groups, fostering a stronger sense of community, and strengthening digital resilience for everyone involved.

Participating organisations

Foundation "Solidarity Works" (Coordinator)

SolidarityWorks is a dynamic organisation dedicated to promoting intergenerational and intercultural dialogue while empowering marginalised groups such as youth, women, and the elderly

ART+INN (Partner)

Organisation’s mission is to bring the world of art and the world of science together in order to create a prosperous and sustainable synergy of innovation, creativity, and mass entrepreneurship.


7Hub is a pioneering non-governmental organization passionately dedicated to shaping a society that acknowledges and celebrates diverse identities. Central to their mission is the promotion of gender equality, raising awareness on LGBTQUIA+ issues, and employing the transformative power of the arts as a medium of non-formal education, expression, and advocacy.

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