|Project title||"Norwegian pattern" on sundays for single mothers|
|Thematic area||Gender and equal opportunities|
|Name of the organization||Fleece Foundation|
|Postal address||1068 Budapest, Benczúr utca 1.|
|Project manager||Tóth Zsuzsa|
|Project timeframe||August 1st, 2014 - October 31st, 2015|
|Amount of support||23,787 €|
The primary focus of the foundation is to offer therapy for children with special and additional needs. Recently, however, several victims of domestic violence who are single mothers of children with special needs asked help from the foundation. Violence makes a lasting impact on women: they are often faced with the struggles of financial difficulties, low self-esteem, legal misinformation and gender inequality. Inspired by the Norwegian MARTE program, the foundation aims to provide assistance for divorced women who were touched by the painful legacy of domestic violence. Beyond the legal, financial and psychological aspects of advising, the foundation is also dedicated to raising public awareness of common misconceptions about domestic violence. The applied methods of the program are community building, thematic weekends and self-help groups. The organizors built the training programs and database in co-operation with several professional associations.