»The suitability for Austria has been tested by women's
refuges, counselling and intervention centres, the Women's Helpline
against male violence and the Co-ordination office of Women
Against Violence Europe (WAVE)....
The feedback of AVA 1 was very positive, without exception.
The women who evaluated the CD-ROM stressed that the sun flower
functions as an optimistic and positive symbol....
An advantage of the AVA CD-ROM is also that is very user-friendly,
showing videos, explaining clearly the problems and the possible
solutions. AVA 1 is easy to work with. The explanation of the dynamics
of violence is relevant for all such cases, without regard to national
or regional variations. Therefore AVA 1 is applicable for Austria....
We would recommend the distribution of a high number of CD-ROMs
to works committee members, women's delegates and public authorities
in Austria, as well as to crisis intervention centres and counselling
centres. AVA 1 is also of interest for women's shelters and
specific womens counselling centres.... AVA 1 would be very
supportive for migrant women.«
Birgit Appelt, Verena Kaselitz, WAVE
Project co-ordinators, Vienna