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Victims of Gender-Based Violence

 

2nd EDITION OF THE EXEQUO PROJECT: THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN RISK OF EXTREME VULNERABILITY

The Practical guide to the most frequently asked legal issues of victims of gender violence is already available. It´s a pioneering tool in Spain for lawyers which aims at reinforcing the engagement and efficiency of the legal profession against gender violence.

(Please click the image to download the guide)

The launching of the guide is also the launch of the documentary Ponte en su lugar (Walk in their shoes), created to make the legal profession aware of key and sometimes “invisible” issues that must be known to face gender-based violence.

 

The EXEQUO Project oriented its second edition on strengthening the rights of women in risk of extreme vulnerability. For that reason, the Fernando Pombo Foundation selected as:

  • The beneficiary entity: The Luz Casanova Foundation. This foundation was born to work for the integration of people, the acknowledgement of their rights, their social prevention and inclusion. The foundation carries out its work through comprehensive attention to women victims of gender violence.
  • The selected lawyer: Mónica Cofán, lawyer and social worker specialized on gender violence.

(On these links you may access the Grant Terms and Conditions for non profit entities and the Grant Terms and Conditions for lawyers of the 2nd Edition of the EXEQUO Project).

 

ACTIVITIES

The Foundation presented the guide in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women , the Fernando Pombo Foundation has presented in Gómez-Acebo & Pombo the results of the second edition of the EXEQUO Project.

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The Foundation joins the Spanish initiative againts gender-based violence

The Fernando Pombo Foundation has joined the initiative “Companies for a gender-based violence-free society” promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. This initiative was launched by Delegation of the Spanish Government against Gender-based Violence in 2012 with the purpose of maximizing the potential of companies as a social awareness agent.

This prominent network has 91 member entities, four of which are non-profit organizations, including the Fernando Pombo Foundation.


Launch of the Guide to the most frequently asked legal issues of victims of gender violence.

On the 26th of June, the Fernando Pombo Foundation and the Luz Casanova Foundation presented the results of the 2nd Edition of the EXEQUO Project. The event was oriented to share and recognize the work of the people and entities involved in this initiative, as well as to introduce the most relevant outcome of the project: the Guide to the most frequently asked legal issues of victims of gender violence. This guide aims to be a practical tool to support and assist lawyers accompanying victims of gender violence.

The event was opened by the Delegate of the Spanish Government for Gender Violence, Blanca Hernández Oliver, who centered her speech on the Spanish work to eradicate gender-based violence, its achievements and its remaining challenges. About the 2nd Edition of the EXEQUO Project, she highlighted that “this guide is one of the best legal works about gender violence that I have found in recent years”, and that the project’s goals completely aligns with those of the Ministry of Social Affairs in terms of gender-based violence.


Mentoring workshop for legal counsel to victims of gender violence

February 19th, 2015. – What is gender violence? Which is the emotional, social, economic, legal situation of a woman when she arrives at the emergency center? What is mentoring? What use has mentoring to the legal counsel of gender violence? What skills can help us to improve the legal counsel? The answers to these and others questions related to the legal assistance to victims of gender violence were analyzed in the course: “The benefits of mentoring to the legal assistance to victims of gender violence”.

The course, organized by the Personas y Empresas Foundation, the Luz Casanova Foundation and the Fernando Pombo Foundation was addressed to lawyers members of the “Network of lawyers collaborating in the sustainability of the EXEQUO Project”, who, besides exploring the benefits of mentoring to legal assistance, could listen at first-hand the legal circumstances and difficulties of real cases of women victims of gender violence.


The Personas y Empresas Foundation collaborates with the II Edition of the EXEQUO Project

November 24th, 2014.- The Personas y Empresas Foundation and the Fernando Pombo Foundation have joined forces to put their knowledge to use in favour of women in highly vulnerable situations, within the framework of the II Edition of the EXEQUO Project.The Personas y Empresas Foundation carried out the process of selecting the lawyer who is now providing services to the Luz Casanova Foundation. In addition, the lawyers in the “Network of lawyers collaborating in the sustainability of the EXEQUO Project” will be trained by the Personas y Empresas Foundation in the mentoring and follow-up of direct support processes within the project.

In addition, the “Practical guide to the common legal issues of women who are victims of gender-based violence” resulting from the project will also include the particular characteristics involved in mentoring this collective.


First meeting of the ”Network of lawyers collaborating in the sustainability of the EXEQUO Project”

November 21th, 2014.- The Fernando Pombo Foundation and the Luz Casanova Foundation organised this meeting for the purpose of providing information to those interested in forming part of the “Network of lawyers collaborating in the sustainability of the EXEQUO Project”. During the session, the participants were able to learn about the EXEQUO Project and meet Mónica Cofán, the lawyer chosen to assist in the II Edition, and to learn about the work carried out by the Luz Casanova Foundation, from its director, Julia Almansa. They were provided with a draft index of the common legal issues for women who are victims of gender-based violence, in order to raise their awareness of the areas of law that need to be focused on in preparing the practical guide.