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Kampania na Bialata Pandelka

Da razchupim malchanieto na majete, za da sprem nasilieto im spriamo jenite
Maje protiv nasilieto spriamo jenite

Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation
Sofia 1000, P.O.B. 938
12 Luben Karavelov str., ap.11
Sofia 1142, Bulgaria

Jivka Marinova ;
Genoveva Tisheva

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Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation

BGRF is an independent NGO promoting social equality and human rights trough research, education and advocacy programs.The main issues BGRF works on are eliminating violence against women and involving men in the process of combating  men's violence against women and women's economic and political empowerment.

Fondazia BDI e nezavisima NPO, koyato raboti za postigane na sozialno ravenstvo na majete i jenite chrez izsledvania, obuchenie i zastupnicheski programi. Osnovni problemi, po koito raboti organisaziata sa nasilieto sreshtu jenite i uchastieto na majete v borbata sreshtu tova nasilie i nasarchavane na uchastieto na jenite v ikonomicheskia i politicheski jivot na stranata.

Coordination: Jivka Marinova, Board Member and Publication manager Coordinator of the Program against violence against women of the BGRF. Researcher with big experience in information analysis and campaign design. Fluent in French and English.

Jivka Marinova, chlen na US, rukovoditel izdatelska programa. Koordinator na programa za borba s domashno nasilie.Bogat opit v izsledvaniata i analiza na informazia, kakto i v provejdaneto na kampanii protiv nasilieto. Govori svobodno frenski i angliyski.

Activitees in Future related to Daphne 2: In cooperation with the other partners to the project, the BGRF will launch the White Ribbon Campaign in Bulgaria and disseminate information about the campaign among institutions, NGOs, students, media and start some men mobilization in the country. BGRF will translate, adapt and publish educational materials about the WRC, will organize two seminars in two Bulgarian cities, one in late autumn 2000 and one in early spring 2001. The seminars will be used both as information and men mobilisation campaign. In addition to that the BGRF will disseminate the materials of the WRC and will organize special events for public awareness and contributions. In the future we intend to launch a regular anti-violence education program for teen-age boys as well. v

Sofia 1000, P.O.B. 938
12 Luben Karavelov str., ap.11
Sofia 1142, Bulgaria
Contact: Jivka Marinova ; Genoveva Tisheva

e-mail: marinova@mbox.cit.bg



Women's Organisations Bulgaria

Bulgarian Women's Union
10a, Graf Ignatiev Str. 
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Free Feminist Group
P.O. Box 922 Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

Network Of East-West Women
P.O. Box 922 Sofia 1000 Bulgaria

Podrepa Trade Union-Women's Division
Angel Kanchev 2 1000 Sofia,

Women's Clubs Federation BSDP
Denkoglou Str. 36 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian Women Jurists 
Association-Institute For State And Law
Dianabad complex, bl. 33 Sofia 1172

Women's Democratic Union
82, Pariarch Evtimii Blvd 

Women's Studies Centre
New Bulgarian University
P.O. Box 135 Sofia-1618  Bulgaria

Women's Alliance of Development, WAD
14, Racho Dimcher Street1000 Sofia
e-mail: wad@ttm.bg 

Woman's Alliance for Development Resource Centre 
52 Neofit Rilsky Street  1000 Sofia 
E-mail: wad@yellowpages-bg.net 

BANU - Women's Movement
Rakowskystr. 821000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgarian Association of Women Jurists
5 Aksakov St. Mashinoexport Ltd. Sofia,

National Women's Fund
P.O. Box 841336 Sofia, Bulgaria

University Women
33 Tzar Osvoboditel Sofia, Bulgaria



Lithuania The Daphne Programme from the European Commission
Daphne II Programme to combat violence against children, young people and women.
Directorate General for Justice and Home Affairs 

From the European Commission:

Domestic violence exists in all countries and across all social classes. It may be something that happens behind closed doors, but it is clearly a problem for society as a whole.
    The launch of a European campaign to prevent violence against women underlines the political will of the Union to curb this sad phenomenon and to coax it out of the closed family environment.

A couple of statistics help to illustrate the scale of the problem:

  • in the EU, one woman in five has at least once in her life been the victim of violence by her male partner;

  • 25% of all violent crimes reported involve a man assaulting his wife or partner.

Every year, thousands of women and children leave their homes because they are victims of abuse. 
    These terrible statistics make it all the more urgent that action is taken in a number of ways.
    Various measures have been taken by the Member States; some EU countries have created 'helplines' to aid the victims, others have organised national awareness campaigns.
    The European campaign to prevent domestic violence against women aims to support and add to these measures.
    The European Commission, in collaboration with NGOs, is supporting a series of initiatives on the ground with the aim of contributing to a change in attitudes.
    At the European level, the campaign is designed to reinforce the message that violence against women is a social phenomenon that involves not only victims and abusers, but also all those who witness abuse, as well as the police, the judiciary, the teaching profession whose role it is to promote non-violence, and the social and medical workers involved in coping with the consequences of violent acts.

The Commission has formulated several messages, addressed to the different target groups concerned:

For male abusers, the messages are:

  • domestic violence is a crime;

  • domestic violence will ruin your life as an abuser as much as the life of your victim, and;

  • help exists if you want to put an end to your violent behaviour.

For women victims of violence, the messages are:

  • break the wall of silence surrounding domestic violence!

  • don't tolerate violence!

  • help exists, find out how!

For all those who witness domestic violence, the messages are:

  • help women victims of violence break the silence

  • help them escape from victimisation!



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POPULATION: 8,283,200 (1997).

POPULATION DENSITY: 74.6 per sq km.

CAPITAL: Sofia. Population: 1,188,556 (1993).

GEOGRAPHY: Bulgaria is situated in Eastern Europe and bounded to the north by the River Danube and Romania, to the east by the Black Sea, to the south by Turkey and Greece and to the west by Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Balkan Mountains cross the country reaching to the edge of the Black Sea and its golden beaches. The land is heavily cultivated, covered with forests and crossed by rivers. Although Bulgaria lies in the very southeast corner of Europe the climate is never extreme in summer, even on the red-earthed plains of Southern Thrace. The Black Sea resorts have some of the largest beaches in Europe and offer sunbathing from May until October, while in winter heavy falls of snow are virtually guaranteed in the mountain skiing resorts.

GOVERNMENT: Republic since 1990. 
Head of State: President Petar Stojanov since 1996. 
Head of Government: Prime Minister Ivan Kostov since 1997.

LANGUAGE: Bulgarian is the official language and the Cyrillic alphabet is used. English, German, French and Russian are spoken in major tourist resorts and hotels.

RELIGION: The majority of the population are Christian, most of whom adhere to the Eastern Orthodox Church. There is also a significant Muslim minority (9%) and small Roman Catholic and Jewish communities.

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