In 2017 Dones Mentores launched its first mentor program with gender perspective in l’Hospitalet Municipality. The objective was twofold; to recognize the value of the experience of survivors of violence and to head towards the municipal associative network to form a group of mentors. Our interest was to build a network of mixed mentors, women with gender sensitivity, survivors or not for a situation of sexist violence. Meanwhile, in the institutional sphere, Dones Mentores brought the careers of the Danish KVINFO Mentornetvaerk office and the Municipal Women’s program of L’Hospitalet.
In 2018 these objectives were achieved and overcome from being a pilot program to a consolidated program within the action of the CAID.
Victim to survivors, survivors to mentor.
The CAID, a pioneer centre in giving attention to women who suffer from violence with more than 30 years of experience, is proposed to take an innovative step; With Dones Mentores, it will incorporate the horizontal action and will articulate networks for women convinced that no one can better understand a woman suffering from sexist violence but a woman with the same life experience.