ABOUT DANNER (from website)
DANNER IS A PROGRESSIVE AND RECOGNIZED WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANIZATION. DANNER WORKS TOWARDS ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AND SECURING EQUALITY BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN BOTH IN THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SPHERE.
Danner has run a shelter for women and children subjected to violence since 1979. More than 6000 women and children have lived at Danner`s shelter, and received help and empowerment to live a life free from violence. Danner is a feminist organization, who works from a human rights based approach to define, establish and achieve political, economic, personal and social rights for women on equal terms with men. Violence against women is a consequence of patriarchal norms, and we strive to promote social norms that renders violence against women unacceptable in order to secure equal opportunities for all.
Our hotline receives more than 2000 calls every year. The calls are mainly from women exposed to violence, but also from concerned relatives and a variety of professionals including social workers, lawyers, police, doctors and therapists.