Covid-19 Resources for Women’s Specialist Support Services & Women’s Organisations

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, women’s specialist services find themselves in completely new territory. WAVE is here to support not only its members but all women’s specialist support services.

Therefore this page will be regularly updated with useful information and materials which WAVE members are sharing with the WAVE office.

 

Technology-related Resources

Using Technology to Communicate with Survivors During a Public Health Crisis by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (USA)- Download here.

How to Operate as a Remote Workplace During a Public Health Crisis by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (USA) – Download here.

Digital Services Toolkit (online chat, text messaging, and video calls to provide services to survivors) suggestions by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (USA) – See here.

Training Curriculum on Counseling at a Distance when working with women victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence or Abuse – EU Erasmus+ project DIS.CO – Download here.

Chat-based assistance with children and adolescents by La Strada Ukraine – Download here.

 

General Resources

Guidance for social housing providers on how to support tenants / residents during COVID-19 by Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) – See here.

COVID-19 Statement and Resources for VAW shelters, for women and for the general public by WOMEN’S SHELTERS CANADA – See here.

Measures to minimize the risks of COVID-19 by Women Forum Elbasan – Download here. *

*when WFE decided to close the DCC (Day Care Center) temporarily, there wasn’t any case accommodated. The DDC accommodates women and girls who experience violence up to a maximum of 5 days while waiting for the IPO (legal Immediate Protection Order issued by the State Police) to be moved to the national shelter. WFE will immediately open the DCC service and be in full functionality for the survivor of domestic violence when a request is received.

 

Webinars

“Planning, preparation and response to the COVID-19 pandemic” webinar by Asian Network of Women’s Shelters and Global Network of Women’s Shelters – See here.

“Policy perspectives on protection of victims of domestic violence” webinar by Asian Network of Women’s Shelters and Global Network of Women’s Shelters – See here.

WAVE Webinar Series on COVID-19 pandemic:

  • The Situation of Women’s Support Services during the pandemic and the response of our member organizations (with focus on technology usage to e.g. counsel at a distance)

Find all recordings and materials here.

 

COVID-19 specific Step Up! Campaigning Materials

The WAVE Step Up! campaign’s effort to disseminate relevant contacts and information as much as possible in order to reach all the women who are in the need of help:

The WAVE Step! Up Campaign has created 3 templates in order to ease distribution of important information about emergency women’s helplines and other services on your organisation’s social media:

You can download the templates here.

You can see the update of the information shared with the Step! Up Campaign template on our FB page here.

We are kindly asking you to follow the steps listed below:

Please, write and include relevant information in the template’s blank spaces (e.g. how to contact your organisation remotely, helpline numbers, additional services for women experiencing violence due to CoVid19, information on how to behave and what to do in case a woman is in a dangerous situation at home). To add the relevant information you can use editing picture websites (e.g. https://www.canva.com).

Please, post the pictures on your social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) remembering to mention and tag @WAVE Step! Up Campaign and @WAVE Network. We will then share it on our social media as well.

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