New housing for women victims of domestic violence in Wallonia

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Under the leadership of the Vice-President, Minister of Social Economy, Social Action and Women’s Rights, 102 new housing units will be deployed in Wallonia in 2021 and 2022, as part of the recovery plan and the plan gender equality 2020-2024.

More specifically, 67 new emergency accommodation places in reception centers will be created by the end of 2021 through the funding of additional staff to allow the opening of these places and 35 semi-permanent places. autonomy will be opened during 2022 after validation by the government and thanks to several social economy cooperatives.

A total amount of 1,455,000 euros has been released to allow the implementation of this project.

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As a reminder, Wallonia now has 879 reception places for women victims of violence and their children.

With this new project, nearly 12% of new places will be created throughout the Walloon territory.

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