The ‘Step out of the Shadows’ Project as an Example of Actions Against Violence Towards Women


The goal of the presented article is to describe the phenomenon of domestic violence among women, as well as the outcomes of the project implemented in Poland in 2022, placing it within a critical discourse. The project was named “Step out of the Shadows.” It was funded by the “Active Citizens – regional fund” Program. The project targeted ten women from the Inowrocław County at risk of social exclusion due to their experience of domestic violence. During the project implementation, using participatory action research, empirical material concerning the needs of women affected by domestic violence was collected. Through the analysis of the empirical material, areas for theory and practice emerged concerning the strategies and forms of activities by support organizations against domestic violence towards women.


Domestic violence; women; participatory action research; non-violent upbringing; building a culture of peace

Published : 2024-02-02

Szostkiewicz, A. (2024). The ‘Step out of the Shadows’ Project as an Example of Actions Against Violence Towards Women. Resocjalizacja Polska, (26), 255-265.

Alicja Szostkiewicz 
Uniwersytet WSB Merito w Gdańsku  Poland

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