PAPATYA cooperates nationwide with youth welfare institutions, women’s shelters, pedagogically supervised accommodation projects for underage girls and young women and crisis shelters but also with specialised telephone help lines to help girls who are at risk of forced marriage and violence in the name of honour.
Many of these partners participate in the Federal Specialist Conference against Forced Weddings (Bundesfachkonferenz gegen Zwangsverheiratung, BuKo) that meets once a year.
Standards für Kriseneinrichtungen – 2009 (pdf)
In 2001 an initiative by PAPATYA resulted in the founding of the Berlin Working Group against Forced Marriage (Berliner Arbeitskreis gegen Zwangsverheiratung): in regular meetings personnel working in women’s and girls’ projects, schools, youth services, migrant services and other institutions coordinate measures against forced weddings, activities aimed at awareness raising and the exchange of expertise. The working group also publishes the informational brochure „Zwangsverheiratung” (Forced Weddings)
This brochure intends to inform girls and women who are directly affected by or at risk of a forced wedding and the people who are in contact with them (friends, neighbours, teachers, doctors) about possible forms of support and assistance.