We believe that gender-based violence violates women’s human rights and aim to create a gender-equitable world by supporting member organisations in their work with those who choose to use violence in intimate partnerships, predominantly men.
- Men take responsibility for ending gender inequality.
- Society holds perpetrators accountable for their violence.
- Men who use violence against their partners and children can change.
- Perpetrator work across Europe is done in a safe, effective, and accountable way.
- Perpetrator work is perceived as a key element to ending domestic violence.
Without an approach for targeting perpetrators of domestic violence and holding them accountable, any strategy to stop intimate partner violence is incomplete.
- support our members in offering accountable, victim-focused and gender-informed perpetrator work.
- offer innovative and essential training for perpetrator programmes.
- advocate for the implementation of the Istanbul Convention.
- promote perpetrator programmes at European and international levels.
- innovate the evaluation of perpetrator programmes through the IMPACT Outcome Monitoring Toolkit.
- change the way society perceives domestic violence by focusing on perpetrator accountability and victim safety.
- raise awareness of domestic violence, e.g. through campaigns.
- foster international exchange between perpetrator programmes through conferences and study visits.
- further research by regularly participating in international projects.