It also aims to strengthen and build the capacity of shelters.
The project was inspired by the successes of a previous EU-funded project implemented by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre between 2011 – 2013, which, amongst other activities, had included research undertaken on shelters in the Western Cape and in Gauteng. The research and further engagement between the HBF and the NSM highlighted a need for further work in this regard. The need was two-fold: on the one hand there was a need to strengthen state responses to sheltering services in respects to funding, to inter- and multi-departmental cooperation, as well as policy strengthening; and there was also a need to strengthen the shelters themselves including survivor’s access to shelters. In order to address these identified needs, this particular project:
Through successful implementation, the project envisions that state support and shelter services to domestic violence survivors are improved, hence asserting women’s human, political and social rights to protection from, remedy to, and prevention of, gender-based violence.
Total Cost (EUR): 406 037.72
EU contracted amount (EUR): 300 000
Duration: January 2016 - October 2018
Implementing organisation: HEINRICH-BOELL-STIFTUNG EV
Funding Instrument: European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)
Benefitting zone: South Africa