WHAT WE DO
We work with many other organizations of women against gender violence to build an effective sisterhood from which we can work in order to eradicate the patriarchy as well as building a world with no more gender violence.
Our main objective is to identify the needs of women affected by gender violence, generating social projects together with comprehensive support intervention, as an example, the implementation of a program of centralized services to get women’s full recovery and empowerment.
To accompany women who live or have lived processes of gender violence.
To create a volunteers network to provide specialized support to women living processes of violence.
To investigate the current situation regarding the law, this means the public and private services.
To create intervention and improvement projects according to the needs identified.
To coordinate with other organizations that support women who suffer gender violence (networking).
To offer each woman a comprehensive and customized treatment according to her own needs.
To keep track every woman process until she’s totally recovered and empowered.
Promoting and participating in the care of different social and local institutions: police, health, education, service points, etc.
To promote the experiences exchange as well as social exchanges at national and European level.
To back different feminist movements from all over through international cooperation projects that will improve the situations of women that go through gender violence processes.
To back Palestinian resistances facing the Israeli invasion.
We must explain the magnitude of gender violence and its origins in order to make structural changes in society. There is an organized an annual training course on gender violence for professionals, citizens, volunteers and women offered from the association.
We also conduct sensitization and prevention workshops for schools (students, teachers, Ampa’s / AFA’s), universities and civic centers.
Hèlia organization also participates in the concentrations of every third Monday of the month organized by the Unitary Platform Against Gender Violence.
Despite all the advances of last decades, there is a lack of resources for women from society support, to repair the aggressions they have suffered.From this point, women can be very important to provide support and assistance to other women.Promoting solidarity, freedom and specifically building a network for the right of women to live a life without violence.
The integral attention is a practical resource for addressing situations of violence against women, in order to mitigate its effects and to favor its eradication.This is offered from a gender perspective where stakeholders can join forces to work together.
It wants to give an answer to the need to address transversal and intersectional gender violence: from sensitization to the population in general, through the care of women at the individual level (psychological, legal and social) and group until achieving a life free from victim or survivor labels, normalizing their daily lives from the autonomy, authority and personal resilience.
We support the resistance of women in Palestine to Israeli invasion and patriarchy, through international cooperation projects. We give mutual support between women from different countries and exchange ideas and best practices to combat gender violence in our lives.
We work with organizations of Palestinian women in order to combat gender violence and to promote women’s autonomy and empowerment Hèlia works to improve their conditions of life promoting sexual and reproductive health and emotional health of Palestinian women in violence situations.
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
Feminism, advocates that women and men are equal in rights and freedoms. It is a practical theory articulated by women who, after analyzing the reality in which they live, they become aware of the discrimination that they suffered because of being women, and then they organize themselves and decide to eradicate those discriminations, with the aim to change society. (Nuria Varela, Feminism for Beginners, 2009).
Solidarity with the women who go through processes of violence against women: for her defense and recovery.
It is about the rejection of the patriarcal society structure, and the effort to change it for a real society with equal rights for women and completely free of gender violence.
The struggle for the women’s rights as reported in Human Rights legislation.
Respect for personal and cultural diversity. Women’s are people and also active agents in world’s construction. We do not even have to be supervised neither by the state nor by men. As women, we are independent and full right people to participate in the process of building policies that make the world work.
Anti-racism and anti-fascism.
International Solidarity and Cooperation. We do consider the minimum agreements of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 , the 12 points agreed in the Platform for Action, which unfortunately are not yet in force in the 189 countries that signed and that they are not binding to the United Nations.
Using network with all those associations and women with whom we share the same goals and values; always in favor of getting benefits and support for women who go through processes of violence.
We constantly consider the quality, coherence and responsibility in all our projects.
Naturally, we do not tolerate gender violence.
Women’s freedom: to be themselves in addition to be able to independently take their own decisions.
We reject the imposition of a concrete way of feminism over others.Women around the world are struggling for their rights in different ways and they are all respectable.We reject the imposition of Western values on the rest of the world.