Meet our partners
Differenza Donna, Rome, Italy
Differenza Donna formed in Rome on 6th March 1989 with the goal of exposing, combating, preventing and overcoming gender-based violence. Since the beginning, the Association has held the view that the discrimination, marginalisation and oppression of women are a widespread, complex and serious social phenomenon that can be effectively fought through specific competences only. Differenza Donna maintains several projects leading women who have experienced gender-based violence to rediscover their identities, their values and competences, so as to find once again the will to build a new life.
Together, Differenza Donna and Nosapo are co-creating materials that foster the safety and independence of women; these materials include human rights education specific to women's rights, anti-violence and discrimination, information to guide women toward safe, independent living, as well as providing protection services and informational support. Differenza Donna has been provided with Nosapo's educational materials including our Human Rights Curriculum and the Information for Arrivals booklets-all materials provided in English, French and Arabic.
Differenza Donna is also a partner of Nosapo's Freedom Project.
Associazione Donne Di Benin City, Palermo, Italy
The "Women of Benin City" association was founded in 2015 with the support of the project "The Girl of Benin City" by Isoke Akypitanyi. The association was created by and is now comprised of former victims of trafficking. The Women of Benin City know how to talk with these girls, and sharing the same dialect and the same past is a fundamental element that reassures them. The task of cultural mediators, who know the voodoo, the way of thinking and living, the religious symbologies of their country, becomes essential to help these girls, not only to get out of the way, but also to make a path of reappropriation of their own identity and their own life. In the last year, the association has helped more than 25 girls - both minors and adults - to get out of the way. At this time, the women have created a drop-in centre as a safe space for women to get support and advice on a range of issues and to share skills and experience. The space serves to support women's individual needs and problems; provide advice and assistance with appointments and documentation, clothing and refreshments.
Together, Associazione Donne Di Benin City and Nosapo will co-create materials specific to the population of women they serve. Associazione Donne Di Benin City will also be provided with Nosapo's women's human rights education materials, fostering the safety and independence of women that are victims of trafficking and/or gender-based violence. The "Women of Benin City" has been provided with Nosapo's educational materials including our Human Rights Curriculum and the Information for Arrivals booklets-all materials provided in English, French and Arabic.
The Associazione Donne Di Benin City is also a partner of Nosapo's Freedom Project.