Training of the Drama Ladies Union-House of Open Hospitality professionals on supporting individuals, victims of gender-based violence
Thursday, Jun 09

On Monday 06.06.2022, the 2nd training of professionals and volunteers of the union was held online by Ms. Chatzifotiou Sevasti (Democritus University of Thrace) regarding the most effective support of victims of gender-based violence.

In the training, the basic principles of Counseling and the basic approaches, which, based on international literature and practice, are considered the most effective in the counseling process with victims of gender-based violence, were discussed. Feminist, narrative, cognitive-behavioral, person-centered and synthetic/eclectic counseling are the main counseling approaches of choice for the specific target group.

The continuous training of professionals, their updating on international developments and their interconnection are among the most valuable tools to ensure the advisory services they provide.

This training is a continuation of the training held on 28.03.2022, where an introduction was made to the phenomenon of gender-based violence and its different manifestations (physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, economic, etc.), whereas some basic guidelines were given for the first contact with individuals experiencing gender-based violence.

“Time to Talk” is implemented in the context of the Active citizens fund program, with Drama Ladies Union– House of Open Hospitality as implementation body. The €13.5 million Active Citizens Fund program is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) financial mechanism for the period 2014 – 2021, known as EEA Grants. The program aims at fortifying and strengthening the sustainability of civil society and at highlighting its role in promoting democratic processes, strengthening citizens’ participation in society and defending human rights. The management of the grant of the Active Citizens Fund program for Greece has been jointly undertaken by the Bodossaki Foundation and SolidarityNow. For more information: