European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
The "European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence" (WWP EN) was founded as formal organisation on April 9th, 2014 in Copenhagen with 18 founding members from 13 different countries. Today we unite a total of 56 members and are proudly active throughout 29 European countries. Our member organisations practice responsible perpetrator work with a focus on victim and child safety.
Besides full membership the network also provides the possibility of affiliate membership. Affiliate members do not pay a membership fee and don't have any voting rights in the Annual General Assembly.
Engin Firat is a researcher and social worker. Currently employed at the Department for Social Work at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Engin is experienced in working with men who commit violence against women. He conducts research about men an masculinities, with a PhD on the case of a Turkish perpetrator who attended court-mandated anger management courses. Enging wants to contribute to building perpetrator programmes in Turkey and is pasionate about using his work and research to contribute to the fight against domestic violence in his country.
Neli Zhekova is a licensed psychologist and holds a Master Degree in Social and Legal Psychology from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She has completed the EU post graduate exchange program in Psychology at Porto University as well as the specialized training program on "Gender-based violence and domestic violence" organized by the Bulgarian Alliance for Protection against Domestic Violence. Neli had been working as a psychologist at the NGO Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation where she was counseling voluntary and court-referred domestic violence perpetrators. Additionally, she was engaged in domestic violence awareness campaigns and she also conducted several studies on domestic violence and violence against intimate partner. Currently, Neli is an active member of the recently formed working group Balkan Initiative for Work with Perpetrators.
Zhu Lin is the daughter of a Chinese survivor of domestic violence and is deeply passionate about addressing somestic abuse in society. With a background in social sciences, she holds Law degrees from China and the Czech Republic, where she is currently working and living.