In-depth interviews with Roma women will be conducted to record perceptions and cases of domestic violence, Roma women’s knowledge about their rights, as well as their experiences regarding contact with public services and/or intercultural mediators. The data collected will be presented in 5 national reports, that will identify the range of violence commonly occurring in Roma families, provide insight into women’s perception of domestic violence, and identify the level of knowledge of Roma women in regards to domestic violence, their rights and how to seek support. A summary report will be also drafted in English to facilitate the exchange of knowledge among partners and to guide the development of the common tools.
Domestic Violence Protocols for Roma women will be developed to assist and support professionals, like intercultural mediators and professionals working in community centres or other local/community services. This approach will enable the staff in any setting to respond to domestic violence against Roma women in a comprehensive and institutionalized manner including screening, identification/assessment, documentation, safety planning, discharge planning and referral.
A common capacity building curriculum will be developed for Roma intercultural mediators and professionals working in community centres or other local/community services. Among others, the programme will cover topics introduced in the Domestic Violence Protocols, focusing on Roma women’s rights and special needs and on how to create a safe and inclusive environment for them. The learning modules will be adapted and customized based on the national contexts.
An online learning platform will be developed for the training of Roma intercultural mediators and professionals in community centres or other local/community services on how to prevent and address the issue of domestic violence against Roma women. The platform will be used as a virtual learning environment where users will be able to find the online modules and manuals, participate in learning activities, use assessment tools to evaluate their performance and communicate with other learners and instructors. The online learning platform will be created using a Learning Management System (LMS) and will be available in English and the five languages of the partner countries.
A training programme for Roma women will be developed, with the main objective to empower them on how to prevent, recognize and report cases of domestic violence and act as leaders of change in their communities. The training programme will be adapted to the participating countries’ specific needs.