FORSA aims to provide information opposing sexual
violence in public.
We respond in an appropriate manner to the scandalisation and
playing-down of attacks on the dignity of girls and women.
FORSA supports the continued activity of existing
organizations against sexual violence as well as the establishment
of new organizations.
Violence is not an isolated phenomenon; it calls for co-ordinated
and joint counter-strategies.
FORSA represents the interests of its member organizations
in co-operating with the authorities, associations and similar
Joint strategies make it easier for us to present our interests
on a sustainable basis.
FORSA co-ordinates co-operation among member organizations
opposing sexual violence.
Exchanges and co-ordination mean better quality counselling. Networked
structures render the requirements placed on the organizations’
activities more transparent and more intelligible.
FORSA is contributing towards competent, methodological
We organise meetings of specialists, as well as seminars and congresses.
New scientific knowledge is useful in improving quality assurance
in the psychosocial care provided by projects.
FORSA is contributing towards the establishment of
a European network of feminist projects opposing sexual violence.
Within the framework of world-wide globalisation we are overcoming
local, regional and national modes of perception.
FORSA supports the development of new methods.
We provide advanced and further training trans-regionally in a
way that benefits prevention and intervention.
FORSA develops new financing concepts in times marked
by changes and cuts in social services.
FORSA was carrying out a quality-assurance project
among member organizations.
After all: good work is the basis for providing appropriate support
to people in need of help. This project was financed by the Federal
Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youths
from 2001 to 2003.