Bleeding Love

February 2015 - January 2016
Università degli studi di Brescia (Italy), Avvocatura per i diritti LGBTI – Rete Lenford (Italy), Zagreb Pride (Croatia), Lithuanian Gay League (Lithuania), ILGA Portugal (Portugal), Háttér Társaság a Melegekért (Hungary), Broken Rainbow LGBT Domestic Violence Service (UK), Cavaria (Belgium)
Funded by:
Civil Justice Programme of the European Commission in the Daphne III program

About the project

The project Bleeding Love: Raising Awareness of Domestic and Dating Violence against Lesbian and Trans Women in the European Union, co-funded by the European Commission under the Daphne Special Programme 2007-2013, aims to counter domestic and dating violence against lesbian, bisexual and trans women (abbreviation: LGBT women). The project involves several European Union Member States (Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Portugal, Hungary and the United Kingdom) and explores the causes of violence; the characteristics of the perpetrator; the way in which violence occurs and, with the help of an awareness-raising campaign, aims to make lesbian, bisexual and trans women more sensitive to the issue and to help them recognise and prevent violence.

Project objectives and activities

The project aims to investigate the causes and forms of domestic and dating violence; collect, compare and divulgate information regarding good practices regarding prevention, and will be followed by an awareness-raising campaign for both the target group and the general public. Case studies, research reports, information guides, a video campaign, blog- and Twitter-posts, a photo exhibition and a summarizing international conference will all help to make violence visible and to eliminate it.