CURRICULUM ASSOCIATION “LINEA ROSA”, RAVENNA ITALYName of organisation: Linea Rosa ONLUS Legal entity: no profit association Address: Via Mazzini, 57/A – 48121 Ravenna - Tel e Fax 0544 216316 e-mail: email@example.com www.linearosa.it Date of creation: 2 December 1991 Staff, members and volunteers: 8 employees and 33 volunteers Aim of the organisation: help und support women who live difficult situation due to psicological, fisical, sexual and economical violence and to promote gender equality. From 1991 Linea Rosa has welcomed over 4.500 women and has given hospitality to over 100 women and 100 children. Linea Rosa is involved in political action aiming to improve the exiting law and offering women equal opportunities and rights. Range of action: local (3 different offices in Ravenna’s province) but also national as a member and co founder of the National Di.re. (Women’s Network against violence), founded in 2008, and first Italian Association coordinating 54 independent women centres and shelters against violence. Di.re. is aiming to constitute the first National Coalition to develop and promote the different local experiences of the italian anti violence centres and to become a national institution involved in discussing gender violence at both national and international level and to elaborate and modify the existing Women’s Rights laws. Di.re.is members of the European Network Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE). Linea Rosa’s Chairman Mrs Alessandra Bagnara had been Chairman of Di.re. for the first 3 years after foundation. Main source of financing: Ravenna City Council Patronage: Ravenna City Council, Ravenna Province, Cabinet of Ministries’ Presidency Agreement: Bologna University for apprenticeship to psychology students Cooperation: Linea Rosa works in close cooperation and in network with local social services, Department of Equal Opportunities of Ravenna’s City Council, Police force, Tribunal, regional anti-violence centres, Di.re. (Women’s Network against violence), Provincial education authorities and groups of self and mutual help. Cooperations with local entrepreneurs’ association organising courses for women who wish to get self employed. Cooperation with several sport organisation and teams who support our initiatives and promote gender equal opportunities. Cooperation with the local Art Museum for art events for fund raising. International Cooperation with the city of Trollhattan with several exchanges and with A.L.E.G., rumenian anti violence centre who visited Linea Rosa last year. Services for abused women: Specialised counselling service (free of charge) is given to victims of violence (domestic violence and sexual aggression) and psycological and legal support in situations of crisis but also individualised long-term meetings to help women taking back control of their own lives and self esteem. In the 3 houses run by the organisation in Ravenna is given shelter to the women and their children who have to live their home because of severe domestic violence situations. In addition the Association offers: Job Counter offering advice to jobless women victim of violence,libraries in 2 different offices open to public consultation with a wide range of texts about gender differences and violence against women, babysitting organised to help the women at LInea Rosa houses, possibility for these women to get a driving licences with the help of the Association. Permanent education programs: educational gender sessions and prevention in local schools (from nursery school to high school), sport trainers education, new volunteers training. Linea Rosa is training since years Police forces from 3 different Italian Regions (Emilia Romagna, Toscany and Liguria) to provide an appropriate welcome to abused women. Hospital and First Aid medical staff of Region Emilia Romagna is trained by the Association to welcome abused women with the help of a multimedia support. “Little efforts can get big changes” it’s the name of the film produced from an idea of Linea Rosa under the patronage of Cabinet of Ministries’ Presidency. Information and awareness programms: Informational and educational activities aimed at preventing violence and addressed especially to young people, public awarenss campaigns and media activity, concerences and meetings, books and film presentations, art events and self defence courses, all aiming to awake public opinion to the problem of domestic violence.
Congresses and Conferences 1996 1°Italian National Congress “You can get out of violence” with the partecipation participation Ravenna of 500 women from all over Italy representing 20 centres. 2000 International Congress “Women’s right” with the participation of delegates Ravenna representing 20 anti violence centres from Italy, Europe and extra European Countries. 2003 2°National Congress of anti violence centres “Women produce knowledge, health Ravenna and changes” 2011 Participation to Pio Manzù International Conference in Rimini “ A 21st century Rimini for women – Gender responses to the future of the mainkind” Prevention and information – Association milestonesFrom 1995 Information and prevention projects regarding violence against women are taking place in every school order, from primary to High School 2001 Creation and production of a CD “ La casa sul filo” aiming to support teachers and parents and inform them about gender differences and gender violence prevention From 2005 Job counter for women victims of violence financed by the Region Emilia Romagna through EU From 2006 Linea Rosa is one if the leading centre for 1522 help line, active 24 hrs a day in several languages. This help line is meant for women in danger and has been activated by the Italian Ministry of Equal Opportunities 2007 Course for sport trainers “Sport as educating path to non violence 2007-2008 Training for social services workers, police and anti violence centre for Parma Province 2008 Series of conferences “Hungry of love – relation between eating habits disorders and affectivity” 2009 International Seminar “Beyond the veil - understanding the value of islamic veil in order to understand differences and fight discrimitations” 2010 Training course for teachers “ Relations between adults and kids – gender stereotypes and differences” 2010 Training medical staff regarding the project” Violence on women on social and working areas” Awards 2011 Award Marco Biagi for the job counter project aiming to help abused women