Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, Cork Traveller Visibility Group and Wicklow Travellers Group have teamed up in a new national pilot project to employ four Traveller Domestic, Sexual Gender-based Violence (DSGBV) Community Workers.  The project is funded by Tusla the Child and Family Agency.

The aims of the project:

  • To support Traveller knowledge and understanding of, and response to, issues of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence
  • Improve responses to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence against Travellers through service and policy development
  • Work to ensure equality of access to, and outcomes from, domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services to identify barriers and effectively engage with Traveller women in accessing and using their services.

The work:

  • Promote a model of Traveller participation in the prevention of domestic, sexual and gender-based violence
  • Liaise and create dialogue between Travellers and domestic, sexual and gender-based violence service providers in their local areas
  • Create and carry out awareness raising and capacity building activities in their local areas
  • Inform domestic, sexual and gender-based violence policy and practice at local and regional levels

For more information, contact:

National Coordinator for the Traveller DSGBV Pilot Project: Laura Pohjolainen

Email: laura.pohjolainen@pavee.ie

Telephone: 01 878 0255 ext. 122

 

Cork Traveller DSGBV Community Worker:

Fingal Traveller DSGBV Community Worker:

Wicklow Traveller DSGBV Community Worker: