Triple-impact objective: social, community and gender.
Working to ensure material and effective equality, to eradicate gender stereotypes and gender-based violence.
One of the aims of Dones Mentores is to increase the quality standard of social care systems. We have established a network of survivors of gender-based violence, specially trained in mentoring. These mentors are assigned to women going through their own process of overcoming gender-based violence.
The mentor is a core figure in the support and accompaniment of women. Not all mentors will have gone through the same experience as the mentee, but all are uniquely capable of support. The experience of living in a patriarchal system brings with it a unique depth of understanding, with this knowledge acting as a lever for transformation and impactful community participation.
This hybrid network of women steers away from the stigmatisation often associated with the form of violence that many will have suffered. Our refrain is “Neither Victims nor Survivors”; each and every person can be a mentor and harness their experience to offer a service of accompaniment from this very personal and specific perspective.
Raising awareness of community participation through the establishment and training of mentoring groups.
Improving the quality of social care for women.
Helping to establish sustainable systems of social collaboration, with a focus on survivors and women in positions of social vulnerability.
Through the creation and training of mentor networks.
Neither victims nor survivors; mentors. Through the creation and training of mentor networks, we contribute to a heightened awareness of community participation, highlighting the potential and value of the mentoring experience during the path out of gender-based violence.
Accessibility and transversality
Providing mentoring networks and support for women in vulnerable situations due to gender-based violence.