TRUST – towards replicable forms of support and tools in crisis situations

Date: April 2022 – March 2024

TRUST is a two-year transnational project that aims to ensure the capacity and resilience of women’s specialist services (WSS) to more effectively adapt and upscale their services and interventions in response to the challenges brought by the COVID-19 crisis and the post-pandemic environment; and to develop robust mechanisms in preparation for future emergencies/crises.

The project foresees capacity-building and training for professionals and design and implementation of protocols, and development of working methods and tools to support WSS to effectively support and protect women victims of gender-based violence and their children using a victim-centred and gender-specific approach.

Project activities include mapping and evaluating measures adopted by women’s specialist services to protect women victims of intimate partner violence and their children in times of crisis; the development of support tools to improve sustainability and resilience of WSS in times of crisis; addressing the strain on service provider staff by developing practices and tools that support staff well-being; and communication and advocacy activities.