Ana Bella Foundation is a Non Profit Organization founded in Spain, acting worldwide. We are an international network of 20,000 women survivors helping 25,000 victims since 2006 to come free from violence. Ana Bella Foundation has become a reference in Co-Creation with companies, addressing business needs with social solutions that generates systemic changes, creating social and economic value for companies, women and society welfare. Mision: Co-Create a society free of violence. Vision: Enable women survivors empower themselves to become social changemakers. Values: Empathy, Sisterhood, Love, Empowerment, CoCreation and Positive approach. In accordance with article 5 of its statutes, th... read more Ana Bella Foundation is a Non Profit Organization founded in Spain, acting worldwide. We are an international network of 20,000 women survivors helping 25,000 victims since 2006 to come free from violence. Ana Bella Foundation has become a reference in Co-Creation with companies, addressing business needs with social solutions that generates systemic changes, creating social and economic value for companies, women and society welfare. Mision: Co-Create a society free of violence. Vision: Enable women survivors empower themselves to become social changemakers. Values: Empathy, Sisterhood, Love, Empowerment, CoCreation and Positive approach. In accordance with article 5 of its statutes, the mission of the Ana Bella Foundation is to save human lives by contributing to the construction of an egalitarian society free of violence against women, favoring, through Positive Testimonies, that victims become women Survivors capable of breaking the generational chain of violence and acting as multiplying agents of social change towards equality. The main purpose of the Ana Bella Foundation is to represent, defend and support women victims and survivors of gender violence and their sons and daughters, to achieve their personal empowerment towards a dignified and happy life in equality. The Ana Bella Foundation works: Against Gender Violence; In favor of Equality; for the Advancement and Empowerment of Women; Against discrimination; For the Socio-Labor Integration; For Personal Dignity; in Defense of Human Rights, Children and Adolescents; to Eliminate Poverty; Development Cooperation; For the Social Entrepreneurship of Women. SOCIAL CHALLENGE THAT ANA BELLA FOUNDATION IS ADDRESSING: 1.2 billion of women are abused worldwide and only 14% break the silence. The target group is mostly invisible, and it's also large and diverse. This makes it very difficult a global institutional solution that can include them all. ANA BELLA FOUNDATION APPROACH TO ADDRESS THE SOCIAL CHALLENGE: Our theory of change is to provide a global solution through a network of women that channels the empathy and experience of survivors helping victims to break free from violence. Women become change-makers in their communities. The network offers customized support and complements and/or fills the gaps of the public resources available for victims to get back on their feet. To accelerate social changes, Ana Bella's Foundation is involving the media, women survivors, government and large multinationals as change makers. MEDIA: In order to transform the way society views women who have suffered abusive violence, Ana Bella works with the media changing the focus from the victim to the abuser and changing how domestic violence is portrayed. Instead of showcasing negative images of desperate, weak, violated and marginalized women, she provides positive examples of women living new and happy lives as survivors. Ana Bella is proving that messages conveying hope and a plausible way out are more effective in encouraging women to initiate a separation process and report their abuser. Impact: 80.000.000 views reached in two weeks with the facebook video "Amor o Muerte". 3.000.000 women asking for support. 45.000.000 impacts every year (tv, social media, press, radio). Appearance in all the prime time programs in Spain and abroad as Caracol tv in Colombia, Euronews, Aljazeera tv, Rumana Tv, Televisa Mexico, etc. https://www.lasexta.com/programas/el-objetivo/noticias/la-reivindicacion-de-ana-bella-estevez-que-hubiera-pasado-en-espana-si-en-vez-de-1001-mujeres-asesinadas-fueran-futbolistas-video_201906235d0fe7ae0cf2682165ef1c80.html https://www.lasexta.com/programas/el-objetivo/noticias/ana-bella-estevez-en-11-anos-no-pedi-ayuda-aunque-mi-exmarido-me-pegaba-hasta-con-la-correa-porque-no-sabia-que-estaba-siendo-maltratada-video_201906235d0fedab0cf2682165ef23fd.html https://www.elmundo.es/sociedad/2016/11/26/5836330522601d17608b4579.html https://www.lasexta.com/programas/el-intermedio/mujer-tenia-que-ser-sandra-sabates/asi-conto-ana-bella-estevez-su-dura-historia-en-el-intermedio-cuando-estas-siendo-maltratada-no-te-das-cuenta-de-lo-que-te-pasa_201808135b7172810cf22bae585e9bd3.html https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/sevi-bella-supervivientes-aportamos-valor-empresa-201906170715_noticia.html https://www.opendemocracy.net/5050/ana-bella/from-victims-to-changemakers http://www.henrydesio.com/soapbox/abuse-survivor-defines-her-own-destiny Ana Bella's Mirror http://elpais.com/elpais/2014/04/15/inenglish/1397569912_470498.html https://www.lavanguardia.com/lacontra/20160929/41649013463/somos-una-red-de-ternura.html https://sevilla.abc.es/sevilla/sevi-bella-estoy-cansada-minutos-silencio-alzar-201805010744_noticia.html Caracol TV Colombia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NCxXvgg5OM WOMEN'S NETWORK: Ana Bella has created and nurtures the growth of peer-to-peer networks that bring together women who have successfully overcome abuse with those who are undergoing abuse and want to break free. Through these networks, she has proven that close references and support from real women who have reconstructed their lives are more efficient in helping women to start their own process of separation and eventually legally report their abuser. To reach those 80 percent of battered women who do not legally report their abuser, Ana Bella focuses on the benefits of "breaking away" instead of the dangers of remaining in an abusive relationship. By building on the strengths of survivors (rather than only focus on treating the negative consequences of domestic violence), she is reducing the time it takes for women to begin the process of moving away from their abuser. Additionally, due to the simplicity of joining an informal peer-to-peer network, Ana Bella is creating shorter bridges for battered women to reach the point of reporting, which is generally the major access point to official resources and financial support. This network is also filling the gaps in existing resources, as volunteer networks provide key support more efficiently and are better adapted to women's real needs. Ana Bella has involved women survivors as change makers helping victims to break free from violence and also being agents of change in schools, colleges and universities showing the First Signs of Abuse to prevent abusive relationships in teenagers. Impact: 20.000 women belong to the network RED DE MUJERES worldwide helping a range of 400 women/month. 25.000 supported from victim to survivors thanks to our peer to peer support model in Spain AMIGA PROGRAM. Peer to peer support model replied in 12 countries: Mexico, Canada, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, Argentina, Rumania, Guinea Bissau, USA, Colombia and Spain. 200.000 teenagers trained by survivors in Spain to act as Changemakers against violence. COMPANIES: This approach is also helping to change how corporations perceive and support abused women employees. By eliminating stigmatization at work and contributing to their speedier reintegration into the job market, women are able to achieve the necessary financial autonomy to safely rebuild their own lives. At Ana Bella School for Women Empowerment Women survivors are trained so they are able to release their full potential, focus on work and become leaders in their communities. The Ana Bella School offers a professional training program in sales and empowerment called "Dare to Dream Big" and a trampoline job in front of the public as Brand Ambassadors to empower them to jump into the labor market and get the job that will directly link with their vocation or dreams. Involving big corporations to accelerate social changes, has influenced some of the government policies creating a movement of companies for a society free of violence in Spain. Although it is not compulsory by Spanish Law, committed companies involved with Ana Bella are developing a compulsory training program to qualify their staffs as change makers in gender equality and violence awareness. Workers trained as change makers are generating a multiplier effect to encourage victims to break the silence supported by companies' partners. Ana Bella cocreate with companies protocols to protect and recover victims with further measures than the indicates by law. Ana Bella has become a reference in Co Creation with companies, addressing business needs with social solutions that generates systemic changes that creates social and economic value for companies, for women and for society welfare. Impact: 85 companies involved. 4,000 women changed from social exclusion victims to effective workers and empowered women that contribute to the socioeconomic growth of companies and communities. 120,000 employees trained in Spain to act as changemakers against domestic violence. GOVERNMENT: Ana Bella also works with the government to change the prevalent current approach of battered women as victims which is at the core of many of inefficiencies in the system. By focusing on the positive abilities women have developed through their tragic experience-strength, determination, and ability to work under extreme pressure-she is improving public resources for abused women. From how staff interacts with women when they first approach social services, to the type of financial support offered, including housing and work placement, Ana Bella is assisting these entities to become more efficient by learning from women survivors. To highlight her involvement in the Working Group of the Andalusian Parliament to review laws. Development of the protocol communicating violence on Spanish tv, training program for the General Council of the Judiciary, protocol for shelters of the Community of Madrid, the European project SOSVICS, App Libres with Ministry of Equality, Statute for the Victims with Ministry of Justice and the Spanish State Agreement to generate 200 new measures to protect victims and eradicate violence against women.
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