According to a UN Women study, globally one in three women has been a victim of physical and/or sexual violence.
In the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” campaign, which lasts from November 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, to December 10, International Human Rights Day, WIIS Austria actively wants to get involved in countering this problem together with other institutions.
In times of COVID, the constraints on women and violence towards women has even increased. Women often experience stress related to social isolation and quarantine, or find themselves in abusive situations without any chance of leaving or confinement with violent partners.
While this is a worldwide crisis, WIIS Austria wants to put a focus on a local institution aiming at being part of the solution: Verein Wiener Frauenhäuser.
Verein Wiener Frauenhäuser runs four women shelters and temporary housing, offering protection and help to abused and threatened women and their children, irrespective of their nationality, religion or income. Additionally, the organization is offering anonymous help and advice free of charge in a counselling office. In these 16 days, you will find out more about the work of Verein Wiener Frauenhäuser. Click here to visit their website: https://www.frauenhaeuser-wien.at/
Therefore, we would appreciate receiving your donation to support this institution and its important work. After the 16-days-campaign, we will transfer all your donations to Frauenhäuser Wien.* Every Euro counts!
Women in International Security Austria
IBAN: AT02 2011 1829 7349 7100
Reference: Spende Verein Wiener Frauenhäuser
Among all your donations we will give away one issue of Caroline Criado Perez’ best-selling book “Invisible Women”.
If you feel more comfortable donating directly towards the Frauenhäuser, please find their account details here:
Iban: AT48 2011 1822 3838 7301
Bank: Erste Bank
Donation account name: “Wiener Frauenhäuser – Soziale Hilfe für von Gewalt betroffene Frauen”
In case you donated to Frauenhäuser directly and want to take part in our book draw, simply send us a screenshot of your donation via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org!
*Every Euro will be directly transferred to Verein Wiener Frauenhäuser, no fees will be deduced. Please note, that Women in International Security Austria is no institutions included in the list of beneficiaries of donations. Therefore, your donation to Verein Wiener Frauenhäuser via WIIS Austria cannot be deduced from your taxes. For more information check https://www.bmf.gv.at/en/topics/taxation/donations-automatically-decutible.html