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Sunia Geel

Prevent and combat violence against children, young people and women and to protect victims and groups at risk

Sunia GeelOut of thousands of applications made to the EU Commission's Justice section, Exchange House National Travellers Service was selected as the only Irish organisation to lead a project under the Daphne III Programme.

The project is entitled Sunia Geel. Sunia Geel derives from the Irish Traveller language, Cant. It translates "take care of yourself", and is viewed as an apt name for what the project aims to achieve - families being valued and supported.

The goal of the “Sunia Geel Domestic Violence Project” is to prevent and reduce the extent and impact of domestic violence within marginalized communities by generating education, community awareness and providing support to Women, Children and Young People. This will promote positive attitudes, and behavioural changes within disadvantaged Communities. It will also expand knowledge of effective domestic violence interventions with these minority groups amongst service providers. This knowledge will be disseminated to other service providers through training and resource materials provided by The Sunia Geel Domestic Violence Project. The partners of Sunia Geel have identified specific target groups. These include; Irish Travellers, Sinti and Roma families, and Muslim migrants in Europe. The objectives of the project are:

  1. To increase the knowledge base and skills of service providers in addressing the needs of marginalized, minority groups experiencing domestic violence. This objective acknowledges that Domestic Violence has not been effectively addressed by service providers in the past.
  2. To generate domestic violence community awareness and address domestic violence from within these communities.
  3. To support the victims of domestic violence from disadvantaged and marginalized communities through the use of therapeutic interventions. The project aims to empower women, children and young people to make informed decisions.
  4. To develop knowledge and a set of generalizable insights for use in addressing domestic violence within marginalized communities. The strategic approach developed will be of assistance in other cultural contexts.

Partners:

  • Exchange House National Travellers Service, Ireland

Visit the project's website

www.suniageel.eu

All the final products of the Sunia Geel Project, including National and EU Research, helpful Information Packs, Training for Service Providers and also Resources for Service Providers

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Download the Sunia Geel information leaflet

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Images of the 1st partners' meeting in Dublin, Ireland

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Images of the 2nd partners' meeting in Athens, Greece

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Images of the 3rd partners' meeting in Bucharest, Romania

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Images of the 4th partners' meeting in Innsbruck, Austria

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Images of the 5th partners' meeting in Stuttgart, Germany

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Images of the monitoring visit to Bucharest & Sibiu, Romania

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Images of the monitoring visit to Dusseldorf, Germany

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Images of the Domestic Violence Conference, Dublin

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Images of the Sunia Geel Final Conference in Stuttgart, Germany

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Images of the Domestic Violence Puppet Show for Young Travellers

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Images of the Domestic Violence Training in Bray, Co. Wiclow

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Images of the Domestic Violence round table discussion with the Mayo Women's Support Service

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Images of the Domestic Violence Conference, Slobozia, Romania

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Images of the Domestic Violence Training in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

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Images of the Domestic Violence Training in Ballymun, Dublin

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Images of the Sunia Geel Men's Working Group, Cavan

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Images of the Domestic Violence Puppet Show for Young Travellers

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Images of the Sunia Geel Young Men's Working Group, Dublin

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Images of the Sunia Geel Sevice Provider Conference Innsbruck, Austria

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This project receives financial support from the Daphne III Programme of the European Union