“The Family” project
Aiming at revealing and understanding the causes of the domestic violence and its consequences, and suggesting possible solutions, “The Family” project that took place between 2nd and 10th of July, 2017 in Gaziantep, Turkey, gathered together young people from Turkey, Greece, Italy, Romania and Spain.
Organized by the “Zift Organization” (www.ziftorganization.com), the project activities included visiting local institutions and organizations dealing with violence in general, and domestic violence, in particular. As such, participants were able to converse with them in order to have a better understanding of the issue. However, given the fact that the issue of domestic violence is a global problem, participants were requested to make a research and briefly present the problem in their respective countries.
Additionally, participants visited the city’s kindergarten and some public places, where they fruitfully interacted with the inhabitants and exchanged ideas and experiences on the issues related to domestic violence. Throughout that exchange, banners/flyers, which were prepared by the participants for the occasion, were distributed to the local people under the guise of raising their awareness on the issues of domestic violence.
Furthermore, since children and women are generally the most vulnerable to domestic violence, participants were requested to research and make group presentations on “Children & Women’s Rights”. The aim of this activity was to raise awareness on the existing domestic and/or international laws that protect children and women.
Since one of the main aims of any Youth Exchange under the Erasmus+ program is to bring young people together in order for them to break their pre-conceived prejudices about other cultures, many team-building games were performed during “The Family” project.
It is worth mentioning that throughout this project, except for the research and presentation on the “domestic violence”, where participants presented the trend in their home country, all other activities were performed through randomly formed groups.
“Dione” local development centre, established in Ancient Olympia, Greece, was represented to the project by the Erasmus Intern Abdou Rahim Lema Mohamed from
-Abdou Rahim Lema Mohamed: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Vaso Charitopoulou (Founder & head of “Dione”):