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Agredis.ch, Gewaltberatung

Luzern, Switzerland

Agredis is a non-governmental counselling centre for assigned and voluntary perpetrators. The staff work with men and male youth with violent behaviour, are active in gender-reflexive work with men, violence prevention and organise educational workshops for adults and... Agredis is a non-governmental counselling centre for assigned and voluntary perpetrators. The staff work with men and male youth with violent behaviour, are active in gender-reflexive work with men, violence prevention and organise educational workshops for adults and organisations.

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Alternative to Violence (ATV)

Oslo, Norway

Alternative to Violence (ATV) is a professional treatment and research center, established in 1987. At present, ATV runs treatment programs for adult perpetrators, adult victims, children and adolecences. ATV are located in 11 cities throughout Norway. The ‘backbone’ of... Alternative to Violence (ATV) is a professional treatment and research center, established in 1987. At present, ATV runs treatment programs for adult perpetrators, adult victims, children and adolecences. ATV are located in 11 cities throughout Norway. The ‘backbone’ of ATV’s work is the treatment programs for adult perpetrators, mainly men.

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Anti-Violence Network of Georgia (AVNG)

Tbilisi, Georgia

The Anti-Violence Network of Georgia (AVNG) has been working on domestic violence issues nationally since 2003. The organisation provides legal consultation and psycho-social rehabilitation to survivors of domestic violence. AVNG has 9 regional committees and 5... The Anti-Violence Network of Georgia (AVNG) has been working on domestic violence issues nationally since 2003. The organisation provides legal consultation and psycho-social rehabilitation to survivors of domestic violence. AVNG has 9 regional committees and 5 sub-committees throughout Georgia.

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Association of Citizens “Buducnost”

Modrica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Association of Citizens “Buducnost” is a non-governmental organization established in 1996. In addition to lobbying and advocacy, “Buducnost” works on prevention of domestic violence and protection of survivors, supporting women in public and political life, raising... The Association of Citizens “Buducnost” is a non-governmental organization established in 1996. In addition to lobbying and advocacy, “Buducnost” works on prevention of domestic violence and protection of survivors, supporting women in public and political life, raising awareness of women and the general public about their rights as well as various other deviant behaviors and problems in society, with the overcoming of ethnic barriers and contributing to the peace building process in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Main activities are: protection of human and social rights; education of citizens especially women and youth, prevention of violence against women and children in cooperation with relevant institutions and bodies through the provision of legal services and advocacy: SOS lines, safe house - shelter for women and children; psychosocial work with perpetrators and educational work with young boys; emotional, psychological and humanitarian support; humanization of relations between the sexes; improving health care for women; humanitarian work to support and assist disadvantaged individuals and groups.

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Asociatia Obstească “Artemida”

Drochia, Moldova

The mission of the association is to ensure the promotion and protection of young people, pregnant women, mothers with children, victims of domestic violence by providing alternative reintegration services for victims of domestic violence and family aggressors in order to... The mission of the association is to ensure the promotion and protection of young people, pregnant women, mothers with children, victims of domestic violence by providing alternative reintegration services for victims of domestic violence and family aggressors in order to reduce the incidence of domestic violence cases, and to prevent and combat domestic violence in Moldova. The Public Association Artemida supports a human rights approach and promotes change at individual, community and systemic levels. The strategy of the organization includes the following strategic objectives: 1. Organizational development, strengthening the institutional framework and the capacities of different groups of specialists in order to ensure an effective response to domestic violence cases, a component part of the National Referral System for Victims Protection and Assistance. 2. Empower women by ensuring their access to specialized social, psychological and legal services, especially for women who are victims of domestic violence or who are at risk. 3. The development of services through rehabilitation programs of family aggressors in order to accountability family aggressors for the consequences of violent behavior in the family, their information and education through programs on the responsibilities, risks of family violence and the security of family members. 4. Another strategic objective is the creation of a training center for specialists who will provide services for family aggressors in order to extend the services for abusers in other districts of the Republic of Moldova.

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Association for Men’s and Gender Issues (AMGI)

Graz, Austria

The Association for Men’s and Gender Issues (AMGI) is an NGO in the province of Styria, Austria, running counselling centres for men, working with men and male youth with violent behaviour. They are also active doing gender-related work with male youth, as well as, violence... The Association for Men’s and Gender Issues (AMGI) is an NGO in the province of Styria, Austria, running counselling centres for men, working with men and male youth with violent behaviour. They are also active doing gender-related work with male youth, as well as, violence prevention work, and research on men, masculinities and gender issues.

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Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family

Nicosia, Cyprus

The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family fights domestic violence by extending immediate assistance to both the victim and the offender, and offering housing and shelter to victims. In addition, the organisation works in awareness-raising... The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family fights domestic violence by extending immediate assistance to both the victim and the offender, and offering housing and shelter to victims. In addition, the organisation works in awareness-raising and makes both officials and the general public more sensitive to problems around violence in the family.

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Association NAIA

Targovishte, Bulgaria

Association "NAIA" is an NGO, situated in Targovishte, Bulgaria. NAIA provides programmes for the support of victims of domestic violence, programmes for the work with perpetrators of domestic violence and programmes for the prevention of violence. Association "NAIA" is an NGO, situated in Targovishte, Bulgaria. NAIA provides programmes for the support of victims of domestic violence, programmes for the work with perpetrators of domestic violence and programmes for the prevention of violence.

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Association Relive - Relationships Free From Violence

Florence, Italy

Officially founded in 2014, Relive is the first Italian network of perpetrators’ programmes. The 9 founding members, all organisations working with perpetrators of gender-based violence, worked as an informal network for more than a year developing our guidelines before the... Officially founded in 2014, Relive is the first Italian network of perpetrators’ programmes. The 9 founding members, all organisations working with perpetrators of gender-based violence, worked as an informal network for more than a year developing our guidelines before the official founding of Relive.

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Associazione Senza violenza

Bologna, Italy

Programme for perpetrators of domestic violence. Programme for perpetrators of domestic violence.

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Azienda Usl di Modena

Modena, Italy

Founded in Modena in 2011, the “Liberiamoci Dalla Violenza – Free from Violence” Centre is located within a Family counselling centre of the Local Health Unit in Modena. It is the first experimental public centre in Italy belonging to public Health Care services. Its goal... Founded in Modena in 2011, the “Liberiamoci Dalla Violenza – Free from Violence” Centre is located within a Family counselling centre of the Local Health Unit in Modena. It is the first experimental public centre in Italy belonging to public Health Care services. Its goal is to protect women and minors by helping male perpetrators stop their violent and abusive behaviour. The centre is a reliable point of reference for gender-based violence, and it aims at providing an adequate support to victims of violence. The staff are developing a network with local bodies and associations that work in the field of social and health care. In addition, the LDV Centre offers training opportunities for professionals and supports the creation of new centres around the country.

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BAG TäHG

Berlin, Germany

The Bundesarbeitgemeinschaft Täterarbeit Häusliche Gewalt (BAG TäHG e.V.) is an inter-institutional, intercultural umbrella organization for perpetrators of domestic violence in Germany. The member organisations are institutions working with perpetrators of domestic... The Bundesarbeitgemeinschaft Täterarbeit Häusliche Gewalt (BAG TäHG e.V.) is an inter-institutional, intercultural umbrella organization for perpetrators of domestic violence in Germany. The member organisations are institutions working with perpetrators of domestic violence to afford victim protection and violence-prevention.

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Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation

Sofia, Bulgaria

Th Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), founded in 1998, is an international centre of professionals in the field of gender equality, anti-discrimination law, domestic violence and reproductive rights. The team consists of lawyers, academics, experts in advocacy,... Th Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), founded in 1998, is an international centre of professionals in the field of gender equality, anti-discrimination law, domestic violence and reproductive rights. The team consists of lawyers, academics, experts in advocacy, and education who monitor violations of human rights, network and lobby for legislative changes, and prepare publications.

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C.A.M. Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti

Florence, Italy

Founded in 2009, the Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti (CAM) is the first Italian perpetrator program. Over the years CAM has been working to develop high quality perpetrator programmes in different regions of Italy, national standards and trainings for professionals... Founded in 2009, the Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti (CAM) is the first Italian perpetrator program. Over the years CAM has been working to develop high quality perpetrator programmes in different regions of Italy, national standards and trainings for professionals interested in working in the field.

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Centre for Gender and Violence Research, University of Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

The aim of the Centre is to conduct high quality research to inform policy, practice and action on gender-based violence. Its history of researching violence against women and gender based violence, feeds into policy and practice nationally, internationally and locally. The... The aim of the Centre is to conduct high quality research to inform policy, practice and action on gender-based violence. Its history of researching violence against women and gender based violence, feeds into policy and practice nationally, internationally and locally. The centre offers a range of consultancy, teaching and training, including research dissemination events and seminars for professionals.

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CLMB - Counselling Line for Men and Boys

Tirana, Albania

The Counselling Line for Men and Boys is the first programme for perpetrators in Albania established by the Counselling Line for Women and Girls, the national hotline for victims of domestic violence. They are dedicated to offering counselling to perpetrators, as well as... The Counselling Line for Men and Boys is the first programme for perpetrators in Albania established by the Counselling Line for Women and Girls, the national hotline for victims of domestic violence. They are dedicated to offering counselling to perpetrators, as well as prevention and educational activities to help create a community in which violence is not tolerated. The organisation works on violence prevention with young boys in schools and community, as well as on research.

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Conexus

Barcelona, Spain

Associació CONEXUS. Atenció, Formació i Investigació Psicosocials consists of psychologists with long careers and broad experience in caring for people in family, social and health care environments as well as in training professional teams and in research. CONEXUS’s aim... Associació CONEXUS. Atenció, Formació i Investigació Psicosocials consists of psychologists with long careers and broad experience in caring for people in family, social and health care environments as well as in training professional teams and in research. CONEXUS’s aim is to improve the welfare and health of people, especially those in situations of difficulty, crisis, violence or inequality. Through psychosocial care to women, men, children and teenagers the organisation promotes the improvement of affective and family relationships; healthy, egalitarian lifestyles, and the eradication of violence. CONEXUS also trains professionals, companies and institutions in these issues and produces theoretical and applied research in order to improve intervention and expand knowledge.

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Crisis Center Hope

Arkhangelsk, Russia

The main goal of the Regional Public Organisation Crisis Center "Hope" is to attract the attention of the population to the social problems of the family, as violations of human rights. The organisation provides assistance in implementing joint actions and programmes to... The main goal of the Regional Public Organisation Crisis Center "Hope" is to attract the attention of the population to the social problems of the family, as violations of human rights. The organisation provides assistance in implementing joint actions and programmes to protect the rights and legitimate interests of citizens in crisis situations and victims of violence.

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Diakonie of the ECCB

Prague, Czech Republic

The Diakonie in Prague offers social care services to persons in need, in difficult and crisis situations. SOS centrum daily crisis service provides therapeutic programmes for perpetrators of domestic violence, and a programme for couple's therapy for cases of mutual... The Diakonie in Prague offers social care services to persons in need, in difficult and crisis situations. SOS centrum daily crisis service provides therapeutic programmes for perpetrators of domestic violence, and a programme for couple's therapy for cases of mutual partner violence.

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Dissens - Institute for Education and Research

Berlin, Germany

Dissens - Institute for Education and Research practices intersectional and gender-sensitive research and is active in European networking. The institute has a focus on gender-based violence in close relationships. Dissens - Institute for Education and Research practices intersectional and gender-sensitive research and is active in European networking. The institute has a focus on gender-based violence in close relationships.

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DNK - Association for nonviolent communication

Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Society for Non-violent Communication is a non-governmental, non-profit and humanitarian organization that deals with the prevention of violence in society and the spread of the principles of non-violent communication. The organisation is the first NGO to offer a... The Society for Non-violent Communication is a non-governmental, non-profit and humanitarian organization that deals with the prevention of violence in society and the spread of the principles of non-violent communication. The organisation is the first NGO to offer a program of work for those who cause violence. Its intention is to solve the problem of violence comprehensively, prevent it and alleviate its consequences with programmes for those who experience violence. In addition, through various preventive and educational activities, we want to raise the awareness of professionals and the general public about the phenomenon of violence.

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Estonian Women's Shelters Union

Tallinn, Estonia

The Estonian Women's Shelter Union is an open and democratic form of cooperation between women's associations aimed at shaping common positions of women in important social issues and in dialogue with the public authorities to promote participatory democracy and equality... The Estonian Women's Shelter Union is an open and democratic form of cooperation between women's associations aimed at shaping common positions of women in important social issues and in dialogue with the public authorities to promote participatory democracy and equality between women and men. The union follows the goals set by the Beijing Platform for Women of the 4th World Conference on Women in achieving women's rights and achieving equality between women and men and the goals and principles of the Council of Europe, the European Union and the EWL (European Women's Lobby).

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FMS - The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters

Helsinki, Finland

The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters, founded in 1945, is a nationwide child welfare organisation, that helps children and families in difficult and insecure situations and prevents domestic violence. The Federation is the central organisation for its... The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters, founded in 1945, is a nationwide child welfare organisation, that helps children and families in difficult and insecure situations and prevents domestic violence. The Federation is the central organisation for its member associations throughout Finland. The members maintain 10 mother and child homes, six homes focusing on treatment of drug and alcohol-related problems and 11 shelters. Work with perpetrators is done by 16 member associations.

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FVGS Fachverband Gewaltberatung Schweiz

Bern, Switzerland

FVGS exists since 2010 as an organisation with the aim to support professional counselling for perpetrators. The association promote the exchange and postgraduate training for members, lobby on the national level and inform the public about domestic violence and the work... FVGS exists since 2010 as an organisation with the aim to support professional counselling for perpetrators. The association promote the exchange and postgraduate training for members, lobby on the national level and inform the public about domestic violence and the work with abuser

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Duga-Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia

The Home for children and adult victims of domestic violence "Duga -Zagreb" opened in 2007 and was the first organisation active in this field in Zagreb. Since 2005, the organisation has been active in children's and adult counselling for surviviors of domestic... The Home for children and adult victims of domestic violence "Duga -Zagreb" opened in 2007 and was the first organisation active in this field in Zagreb. Since 2005, the organisation has been active in children's and adult counselling for surviviors of domestic violence. Starting in 2009, "Duga-Zagreb" offers psychosocial treatment for domestic violence perpetrators to stop violent behavior in the family and protect victims.

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Interactie Academie

Antwerp, Belgium

Founded in 1971, the Interactie Academie is an institute for systemic theory and practice. They offer various courses and trainings, focusing on assistance, work and organisation questions and mediation. Their programmes are aimed at people who work in the non-profit... Founded in 1971, the Interactie Academie is an institute for systemic theory and practice. They offer various courses and trainings, focusing on assistance, work and organisation questions and mediation. Their programmes are aimed at people who work in the non-profit sector and with various authorities. In addition to the training center, the institute has a group practice for therapy, coaching, mediation and supervision. The Interactie Academie is also the publisher of a trade journal: the "Systeemtheoretisch Bulletin".

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League of Open Men (LOM)

Prague, Czech Republic

The League of Open Men (LOM) promotes the quality of men's lives through supporting gender equality from men's perspectives. Among other issues, LOM focuses on violence prevention in close relationships (Men Against Violence Towards Women and Children Project).... The League of Open Men (LOM) promotes the quality of men's lives through supporting gender equality from men's perspectives. Among other issues, LOM focuses on violence prevention in close relationships (Men Against Violence Towards Women and Children Project). Additionally, LOM offers individual counselling and group therapy to men who have anger issues and perpetrate violence against women and children. The organisation also runs the White Ribbon Campaign Czech Republic.

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LuxVitae

Pula, Croatia

The Association LuxVitae - Centre for the Promotion of Quality of Life, founded in 2008, was established to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and ill persons, human health protection, disease prevention and social exclusion. In recent years, members of the... The Association LuxVitae - Centre for the Promotion of Quality of Life, founded in 2008, was established to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and ill persons, human health protection, disease prevention and social exclusion. In recent years, members of the association recognized the problem of domestic violence as a burning problem in society. That is why they have been further educated in this area and initiated specific activities that include work with family violence.

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Institut für Männergesundheit Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria

The "Institut für Männergesundheit Salzburg" is a counselling and information centre for men. The organisation works with men and male youth with violent behaviour (assigned and voluntary perpetrators). Additionally, they are active in violence prevention for men, young men... The "Institut für Männergesundheit Salzburg" is a counselling and information centre for men. The organisation works with men and male youth with violent behaviour (assigned and voluntary perpetrators). Additionally, they are active in violence prevention for men, young men and male youth by offering workshops.

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Männerberatung Wien

Vienna, Austria

The "Männerberatung Wien" is a counselling centre which offers psychological, psychotherapeutic, social and legal assistance, as well as a wide range of information and training opportunities on all sorts of topics that concern men today. Additionally, they offer special... The "Männerberatung Wien" is a counselling centre which offers psychological, psychotherapeutic, social and legal assistance, as well as a wide range of information and training opportunities on all sorts of topics that concern men today. Additionally, they offer special programmes and counselling for young people, LGBTIQ, fathers or compulsory parental counselling in case of mutual divorce. Under the umbrella of men's counseling, the Institute for Forensic Therapy offers, among other things, anti-violence groups, training for nonviolent education or psychotherapy with sexual offenders.

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Men of the 21st century

St. Petersburg, Russia

Men of the 21st Century founded the counselling centre “Alternative to Violence” in St. Petersburg with the support of Crisis Center for women. The counselling centre is the only work with perpetrator organisation in St. Petersburg and offers individual counseling and... Men of the 21st Century founded the counselling centre “Alternative to Violence” in St. Petersburg with the support of Crisis Center for women. The counselling centre is the only work with perpetrator organisation in St. Petersburg and offers individual counseling and psychotherapy with men with violent tendencies and want to change their future.

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MEND

Waterford, Ireland

MEND (Men Ending Domestic Abuse) is a programme for men, who have been violent or abusive within their intimate partner relationships. It is a project of Men’s Development Network .The primary aim of the Programme is the safety and welfare of women and children, and we... MEND (Men Ending Domestic Abuse) is a programme for men, who have been violent or abusive within their intimate partner relationships. It is a project of Men’s Development Network .The primary aim of the Programme is the safety and welfare of women and children, and we provide an integrated Partner Support Service for the partners or ex-partners of the men on the Programme. We are funded by Cuan, the National Agency for tackling and reducing Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Ireland. Mend currently delivers 6 Programmes in Ireland.

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MOVE

Ennis, Ireland

MOVE – Men Overcoming Violence works in the area of domestic violence, with a primary aim of supporting the safety and well-being of women and their children who are experiencing, or have experienced violence/abuse in an intimate relationship. MOVE does this by... MOVE – Men Overcoming Violence works in the area of domestic violence, with a primary aim of supporting the safety and well-being of women and their children who are experiencing, or have experienced violence/abuse in an intimate relationship. MOVE does this by facilitating men in a weekly group process that involves them taking responsibility for their violence and changing their attitude and behaviour. MOVE also provides all female partners/ex-partners of the men on the MOVE programmes information, support and safety planning during and after their partners/ex-partners attendance on the programme.

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OPNA - Nacionalna mreža za tretman počinilaca nasilja u porodici

Kragujevac, Serbia

OPNA is the national network for the treatment of perpetrators of domestic violence. The organisation is a Serbian informal network of 8 organizations, established in 2015. The member organisations are situated in 8 cities in Serbia and deliver treatment for men who use... OPNA is the national network for the treatment of perpetrators of domestic violence. The organisation is a Serbian informal network of 8 organizations, established in 2015. The member organisations are situated in 8 cities in Serbia and deliver treatment for men who use intimate partner violence. All members organisations follow the same programme standards.

Pracownia Psychologii

Wroclaw, Poland

Dorota Dyjakon, doctor of psychology, director of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lower Silesia, psychotherapist certified by the Polish Federation of Psychotherapies and European Psychotherapist Certificate (ECP), cooperates with many centers dealing with... Dorota Dyjakon, doctor of psychology, director of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lower Silesia, psychotherapist certified by the Polish Federation of Psychotherapies and European Psychotherapist Certificate (ECP), cooperates with many centers dealing with psychotherapy, including Institute of Health Psychology, Wroclaw Health Center, Polish Institute of NLP. Member of the Polish Federation of Psychotherapy, Polish Association of Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy, Polish Society for Research on Trauma and Work with Perpetrators European Network. She trains and conducts supervision for psychotherapists working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

Psychotherapy Training and Research Centre, University of Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä, Finland

The centre's research on psychotherapy and treatment processes has focused mainly on qualitative process analyses and on outcome studies. Another area of stuy is the effectiveness of a contextual behavioural science approach (i.e. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT,... The centre's research on psychotherapy and treatment processes has focused mainly on qualitative process analyses and on outcome studies. Another area of stuy is the effectiveness of a contextual behavioural science approach (i.e. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Functional Behavioural Analysis) and of the Open Dialogue approach for severe mental health problems, such as psychosis and major depression. Qualitative process studies using discursive, narrative and dialogical methods of analysis are performed in treatments undertaken here. These include individual, as well as couple and family therapy processes and groups, especially those for male perpetrators of violence.

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Veilig Thuis Family Justice Center

Antwerp, Belgium

Veilig Thuis is the umbrella organisation for initiatives in various Flemish regions that focus on preventing violence in families and supporting direct and indirect survivors of violence (e.g. child witnesses of domestic violence). The goals of Veilig Thuis are stopping... Veilig Thuis is the umbrella organisation for initiatives in various Flemish regions that focus on preventing violence in families and supporting direct and indirect survivors of violence (e.g. child witnesses of domestic violence). The goals of Veilig Thuis are stopping violence and preventing repetition of violence. Veilig Thuis is a form of cooperation between services that work with families where there is violence. Permanent partners are the police, the public prosecutor's office, Centrum Algemeen Welzijnswerk (CAW), youth protection, OCMW. The various regions have different partners and approaches according to their needs.

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Respect

London, United Kingdom

Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with adults who perpetrate domestic violence, with Male victims of domestic violence and young people using violence in close relationships. Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with adults who perpetrate domestic violence, with Male victims of domestic violence and young people using violence in close relationships.

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Society for Psychological Assistance (SPA)

Zagreb, Croatia

The Society for Psychological Assistance (SPA) is a non-profit, non-governmental mental health organization, founded in 1993 and active in five main areas of work:(1) Providing direct psychosocial interventions and support (psychological counselling, psychotherapy,... The Society for Psychological Assistance (SPA) is a non-profit, non-governmental mental health organization, founded in 1993 and active in five main areas of work:(1) Providing direct psychosocial interventions and support (psychological counselling, psychotherapy, psychological crisis interventions, family mediation, treatment of domestic violence perpetrators, psycho-educations, etc.), (2) Education of professional and paraprofessional care-providers, (3) Research and evaluation projects, (4) Publishing professional books and manuals, (5) Organization of international and domestic professional conferences. The vision of the SPA is to be a civil society organisation that bases its action on the principles of excellence in the field of psychosocial support to individuals, groups and communities so that they could meet their psychosocial needs, develop potentials and achieve the quality of life.

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Unizon

Stockholm, Sweden

Unizon represents over 130 Swedish women’s shelters, young women’s empowerment centres and other support services which work together for a gender equal society free from violence. Its member organisations offer support and protection and work with prevention and advocacy,... Unizon represents over 130 Swedish women’s shelters, young women’s empowerment centres and other support services which work together for a gender equal society free from violence. Its member organisations offer support and protection and work with prevention and advocacy, using their knowledge of violence, gender and power and the relationship between them. Unizon's vision is a gender equal society free from violence.

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Domestic Abuse Intervention Centre

Vienna, Austria

In each province of Austria there is at least one Domestic Abuse Intervention Centre (also called Centres for Protection against Violence/ Gewaltschutzzentrum). These centres were established in order to assist victims within the framework of police barring orders for... In each province of Austria there is at least one Domestic Abuse Intervention Centre (also called Centres for Protection against Violence/ Gewaltschutzzentrum). These centres were established in order to assist victims within the framework of police barring orders for perpetrators of domestic violence. Intervention Centres offer free support and counselling services. Every victim of domestic violence and stalking is welcome.

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Vive Zene - Tuzla, Citizen Association

Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vive Zene is a non-governmental organisation established in 1994 during the war, supported by women from Dortmund, Germany. The main focus is on pscho-social assistance and support to victims of war, torture and vioelence, and to strengthen the capacity of other... Vive Zene is a non-governmental organisation established in 1994 during the war, supported by women from Dortmund, Germany. The main focus is on pscho-social assistance and support to victims of war, torture and vioelence, and to strengthen the capacity of other organisations and institutions and represent a multidisciplinary, democrativ and participatory approach in working with traumatized families and individuals. With their multi-disciplinary team, Vive Zene provides an effective psychosocial support through treatment family therapy, individual and group psychotherapy, medical care, social and legal consultation and teaching, in the center and community.

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Woman to Woman (WtW)

Shkoder, Albania

Woman to Woman (WtW) works in the field of protection of human rights, focusing on the rights of women and girls. In 2014, WtW established the Counselling Centre for Men and Boys (ZDB) to contribute to the reduction of domestic violence and safety of the victims by offering... Woman to Woman (WtW) works in the field of protection of human rights, focusing on the rights of women and girls. In 2014, WtW established the Counselling Centre for Men and Boys (ZDB) to contribute to the reduction of domestic violence and safety of the victims by offering specialised services to perpetrators.

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European Family Justice Center Alliance

Zwolle, Netherlands

The EFJCA contributes firmly to the capacity building of professionals in contact with victims of all forms of violence against women and children. The EFJCA hereby focusses on enabling multi-disciplinary cooperation between professionals from different organisations. The... The EFJCA contributes firmly to the capacity building of professionals in contact with victims of all forms of violence against women and children. The EFJCA hereby focusses on enabling multi-disciplinary cooperation between professionals from different organisations. The sustainability of the FJCs and affiliated multi-agency centers, and the monitoring of the quality of their work are leading in the efforts and long-term results. This is also achieved by a sustainable network enhancing mutual learning and strengthening.

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Neustart

Vienna, Austria

NEUSTART is an Austrian association founded in 1957. They offer services throughout the country. NEUSTART focuses on dealing with the causes for criminal behaviour and offers resocialization assistance for offenders. The organisation works on de-escalation and constructive... NEUSTART is an Austrian association founded in 1957. They offer services throughout the country. NEUSTART focuses on dealing with the causes for criminal behaviour and offers resocialization assistance for offenders. The organisation works on de-escalation and constructive conflict settlement, prevention, help and support for victims.

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MVU - Reception Against Domestic Violence Uppsala

Uppsala, Sweden

MVU wants to contribute to safe and secure home environments and close relationships. The organisation works in different ways to prevent violence in close relationships, but primarily by targeting people who exercise violence or use coercive-controlling behaviour in their... MVU wants to contribute to safe and secure home environments and close relationships. The organisation works in different ways to prevent violence in close relationships, but primarily by targeting people who exercise violence or use coercive-controlling behaviour in their close relationships. This work takes into account the consequences for those exposed to violence, which means that MVU's efforts also include help and support for relatives. Children's needs and circumstances are taken into account in particular. Additionally, MVU is active in research, knowledge-exchange and gives trainings to relevant stakeholders.

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Alliance of Women Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

Founded in 1994, the Alliance of Women Slovakia is a non-governmental organization dedicated to monitoring the implementation of international documents on women's issues, as well as their translation and publication. The NGO also deals with specific work in the area of... Founded in 1994, the Alliance of Women Slovakia is a non-governmental organization dedicated to monitoring the implementation of international documents on women's issues, as well as their translation and publication. The NGO also deals with specific work in the area of violence against women by providing crisis socio-legal advice (non-stop SOS line), and psychological and legal aid. In addition to activities around the legislative aspects of violence against women, the alliance is active in producing videos and films, campaigns (e.g. as part of the WAVE StepUp! Campaign) and is involved in media work.

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Alliance for Protection from Gender- Based Violence

Varna, Bulgaria

The Alliance for Protection from Gender- based violence is a unique network of independent NGOs working in solidarity for preventing and combating all forms of violence against women and children- through integrated services for victims, work with perpetrators, suggesting... The Alliance for Protection from Gender- based violence is a unique network of independent NGOs working in solidarity for preventing and combating all forms of violence against women and children- through integrated services for victims, work with perpetrators, suggesting legislative changes, providing education and training and through coordinated efforts with institutions and other stakeholders. The organisation works for attaining the highest possible standards for protection of the rights of victims and all those at risk of violence, in compliance with regional and universal standards, namely with CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention.

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U.Z.O.R. Family Assistance Association Rijeka

Rijeka, Croatia

U.Z.O.R. is an NGO from Rijeka, Croatia. Established in 2007, it provides both counselling and shelter for women in secure locations and works with perpetrators of domestic violence. U.Z.O.R. was one of the first organisations in Croatia to work with perpetrators and the... U.Z.O.R. is an NGO from Rijeka, Croatia. Established in 2007, it provides both counselling and shelter for women in secure locations and works with perpetrators of domestic violence. U.Z.O.R. was one of the first organisations in Croatia to work with perpetrators and the only one who has been doing it continuously for 11 years.

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Union of Women Associations of Heraklion

Heraklion, Greece

The UWAH is a non-profit NGO engaged with gender equality and the prevention of domestic violence. In this context, it provides support services and interventions for both victims and perpetrators. The UWAH is a non-profit NGO engaged with gender equality and the prevention of domestic violence. In this context, it provides support services and interventions for both victims and perpetrators.

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Men for Gender Equality (MÄN)

Stockholm, Sweden

MÄN is a feminist member-based organisation working to engage boys and men for gender equality and redefining masculinity. The organisation mainly works in primary intervention with boys and men in Sweden, but are now going to start working with young male perpetrators. MÄN... MÄN is a feminist member-based organisation working to engage boys and men for gender equality and redefining masculinity. The organisation mainly works in primary intervention with boys and men in Sweden, but are now going to start working with young male perpetrators. MÄN in co-cordinator of the MenEngage Europe network and member of the global MenEngage board.

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FNACAV

Paris, France

The National Federation of Associations and Centers for the Care of Perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence (FNACAV), founded in 2003, fight against domestic and family violence. To do this, it brings together associations throughout all of France. recently, FNACAV... The National Federation of Associations and Centers for the Care of Perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence (FNACAV), founded in 2003, fight against domestic and family violence. To do this, it brings together associations throughout all of France. recently, FNACAV expanded into Belgium. The missions of the federation are: • knowledge and practice exchange between members • research • awareness raising • interventions with public authorities • offering an orientation to perpetrators of violence in search of services

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NGO VAITER

Tallinn, Estonia

NGO VAITER was founded in January 2018. The organisation provides social and healthcare services, as well as therapy. Aditional activities include support groups, trainings and domestic violence prevention work. Thanks to NGO VAITER, the intervention programme "Caring Dady"... NGO VAITER was founded in January 2018. The organisation provides social and healthcare services, as well as therapy. Aditional activities include support groups, trainings and domestic violence prevention work. Thanks to NGO VAITER, the intervention programme "Caring Dady" is being implemented in Estonia, Latvia and Slovenia.

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SIT - Center for Counseling, Social Services and Research

Pristinë, Kosovo

SIT is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation with the mission to provide professional counseling services, do research and prevent negative impacts on health and social welfare. SIT is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation with the mission to provide professional counseling services, do research and prevent negative impacts on health and social welfare.

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Union Women Center Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

Union Women Center (UWC), with special ECOSOC Status at the UN, work in the area of domestic violence prevention, victim protection, research and policy dialogue, Additionally, UWC is active in the health sector, lesgislation, supports the government with the national... Union Women Center (UWC), with special ECOSOC Status at the UN, work in the area of domestic violence prevention, victim protection, research and policy dialogue, Additionally, UWC is active in the health sector, lesgislation, supports the government with the national action plan, and the police, as well as social workers, government employees and other NGOs, with training programmes. Other areas of work include licensing and re-certifying health care providers, screening for impacts of domestic violence on children and pregnant victims. UWC operates a medical center that provides services to victims.

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Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection, University of Stirling

Stirling, United Kingdom

The Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection at the University of Stirling in Scotland consists of a number of academic researchers, social workers and other professionals with a wide range of experience in research on the issue of the impact of domestic abuse upon... The Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection at the University of Stirling in Scotland consists of a number of academic researchers, social workers and other professionals with a wide range of experience in research on the issue of the impact of domestic abuse upon families and children. We also have a longstanding experience of working in, providing training and consultancy, and conducting research into, various aspects of the work of perpetrator programmes in the UK and in Ireland.

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Oradea Penitentiary

Oradea, Romania

Reestablished in 1983, Oradea Penitentiary is a public institution that is part of the defense system, public order and national security of the Romanian state. Through individual and group therapy psychologists and social workers aim to reduce psychological and social... Reestablished in 1983, Oradea Penitentiary is a public institution that is part of the defense system, public order and national security of the Romanian state. Through individual and group therapy psychologists and social workers aim to reduce psychological and social vulnerability of inmates with psychological disorders, and aggressive and addicted behaviours.

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Foundation for Social Welfare Services

Santa Venera, Malta

STOP! The Violence and Abuse was set up in January 1999. It aims to facilitate change by assisting men who are abusive in intimate relationships to become aware of, understand and take responsibility for their behaviour. Through attendance in the 28 week group programme,... STOP! The Violence and Abuse was set up in January 1999. It aims to facilitate change by assisting men who are abusive in intimate relationships to become aware of, understand and take responsibility for their behaviour. Through attendance in the 28 week group programme, perpetrators are challenged to change their abusive beliefs. The service also liaises with the Domestic Violence Unit of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services. this provides feedback regarding the perpetrator's progress and helps ensure the safety and wellbeing of women and children. Additionally, perpetrators are offered social services, if needed.

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Psytel

Paris, France

Psytel is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1994. It is a cooperative of independent expert working in the field of health information systems and in the field of injury prevention, including violence against children, adolescents and women. Psytel experts do research on... Psytel is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1994. It is a cooperative of independent expert working in the field of health information systems and in the field of injury prevention, including violence against children, adolescents and women. Psytel experts do research on those using intimate partner violence, mainly in EU projects.

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Contexto

Valencia, Spain

Contexto® is a research, training and intervention program with intimate partner violence perpetrators that has been implemented at the University of Valencia since 2006 by a coordinated team of researchers and professionals. The research carried out in Contexto® is mainly... Contexto® is a research, training and intervention program with intimate partner violence perpetrators that has been implemented at the University of Valencia since 2006 by a coordinated team of researchers and professionals. The research carried out in Contexto® is mainly focused on the design and evaluation of the effectiveness of intervention strategies, as well as on the analysis of the main risk factors and intervention needs of the program participants. In Contexto®, highly specialized training in intervention with perpetrators is provided and the team participates and regularly organizes scientific meetings to disseminate research results, as well as seminars and conferences. As an intervention program, Contexto® works both with men court-mandated, as well as with self-referred participants.

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CIPM

Milan, Italy

The Italian Centre for the Promotion of Mediation (CIPM: Centro Italiano per la Promozione della Mediazione) was founded in March 1995 in Milan by a group of criminologists, sociologists, social workers and judges. CIPM played a pioneering role in introducing restorative... The Italian Centre for the Promotion of Mediation (CIPM: Centro Italiano per la Promozione della Mediazione) was founded in March 1995 in Milan by a group of criminologists, sociologists, social workers and judges. CIPM played a pioneering role in introducing restorative justice practices and treatment of GBV offenders and victims in Italy. CIPM aims to prevent violence and manage its effects via an integrated and interdisciplinary model of criminological intervention. With regard to primary prevention, it conducts social cohesion and educational activities. In terms of secondary prevention, it implements treatment programs for perpetrators to prevent re-offending, particularly in the areas of sexual violence, intimate partner /domestic violence. Moreover, it carries out interventions to support victims of crime and implements restorative justice projects. The team is multidisciplinary and includes criminologists, psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, educators, lawyers and other professionals. CIPM is a founding member of the Relive Network (Relations Free from Violence) and of Contras.TI (National Coordination on Treatment and Research on Sexual Aggression, Italian Testimonies).

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Caledonian System

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Caledonian System is an integrated approach to addressing the domestic abuse of women by men. It is a ‘systems approach’, working with the whole family by combining a court-ordered programme for men with support services for women and children. The Caledonian System has... The Caledonian System is an integrated approach to addressing the domestic abuse of women by men. It is a ‘systems approach’, working with the whole family by combining a court-ordered programme for men with support services for women and children. The Caledonian System has its origins in various Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes (DVPPs) developed in Scotland in the 1980s and 1990s. The Caledonian Men's Programme and the women’s and children’s services are accredited by the Scottish Advisory Panel for Offender Rehabilitation for national implementation in Scotland.

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Unbeatable Line Espoo

Espoo, Finland

Unbeatable Line in Espoo is a non-profit organization founded in 1979. The organization is intended to help victims of physical and mental violence who have been subjected to or witnessed intimate partner or domestic violence, and to propose an alternative to violence... Unbeatable Line in Espoo is a non-profit organization founded in 1979. The organization is intended to help victims of physical and mental violence who have been subjected to or witnessed intimate partner or domestic violence, and to propose an alternative to violence program and follow-up support to perpetrators who have used or fear of using violence in their close or family relationships. The organization develops and implements various procedures to meet these goals and also to prevent domestic violence. The organization operated a women’s shelter from 1983-2012. The service provided both shelter and psychosocial support. The Unbeatable Line service for perpetrators launched in 1993 in Espoo. The Men’s Line program for immigrant men started in 2005. Men’s Line service does both preventive work and provides an intervention program for domestic violence perpetrators. Men’s Line also organizes integration groups to the Finnish society.

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Republic of Estonia Social Insurance Board

Talinn, Estonia

The Renouncing Violence Support Service was established in 2020 within the Estonian Social Insurance Board Victim Support and Prevention Services department. The service provides initial assessments and psychosocial counselling to perpetrators, mainly in the context of... The Renouncing Violence Support Service was established in 2020 within the Estonian Social Insurance Board Victim Support and Prevention Services department. The service provides initial assessments and psychosocial counselling to perpetrators, mainly in the context of intimate partner violence and parental violence towards underage children. We closely cooperate with victim support services, police, prosecution, local councils and private perpetrator programmes, and individual psychological interventions. The service also contributes to awareness-raising about violence in general and the importance of providing interventions for perpetrators.

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SPONDEA

Brno, Czech Republic

SPONDEA was founded in 1997 with the children's crisis centre in Brno. In the following years, we began to help people affected by domestic violence and established an intervention centre. Our "I want to control my anger" programme has been active for over 10 years. Here,... SPONDEA was founded in 1997 with the children's crisis centre in Brno. In the following years, we began to help people affected by domestic violence and established an intervention centre. Our "I want to control my anger" programme has been active for over 10 years. Here, psychoterhapists and social workers work with men and women on a common goal: Stopping family violence and protecting those exposed to it, especially children.

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Quendra Psiko-Sociale Vatra / „Vatra“ Psychosocial Center

Vlore, Albania

„Vatra“ Psychosocial Center is an Albanian nonprofit organisation that provides services and expertise for the prevention and protection of victims of trafficking and violence in the family and society. “Vatra” Psychosocial Center started its activity in 1999. Our mission... „Vatra“ Psychosocial Center is an Albanian nonprofit organisation that provides services and expertise for the prevention and protection of victims of trafficking and violence in the family and society. “Vatra” Psychosocial Center started its activity in 1999. Our mission is the prevention of trafficking in human beings and violence in society, protection and social inclusion of the victims of these phenomena through information, education and advocacy programmes and residential and community social services. The target groups supported by “Vatra” Psychosocial Center include anybody in need, especially women, girls, young people and children.

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Umbrella Organisation for Victim-Support-Focused Perpetrator Work / Dachverband Opferschutzorientierte Täterarbeit

Graz, Austria

The Umbrella Organisation for Victim-Support-Focused Perpetrator Work (Dachverband Opferschutzorientierte Täterarbeit, DV-OTA) is a non-profit association consisting of victim/survivor support services (violence protection centers, women's shelters, child protection) as... The Umbrella Organisation for Victim-Support-Focused Perpetrator Work (Dachverband Opferschutzorientierte Täterarbeit, DV-OTA) is a non-profit association consisting of victim/survivor support services (violence protection centers, women's shelters, child protection) as well as perpetrator programmes (men's counseling, NEUSTART, counseling centers for violence prevention) that cooperate in various victim-support-focused perpetrator work projects.

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Dublin Safer Families Service

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Safer Families Service (DSFS) is a Gender, Sexual, Domestic Abuse/ Violence and Coercive Control Service within the Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service. DSFS uses a Systemic Model to address Domestic Abuse/ Violence and Coercive Control behaviour in... Dublin Safer Families Service (DSFS) is a Gender, Sexual, Domestic Abuse/ Violence and Coercive Control Service within the Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service. DSFS uses a Systemic Model to address Domestic Abuse/ Violence and Coercive Control behaviour in families living in Dublin North and Dublin North Central. We work with victims, perpetrators and children. The goal of the work is to reduce risk, increase safety and to prevent and stop violence. DSFS works with male and female perpetrators. Families are referred by TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency (Child Protection Body).

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ХЕРА (HERA)

Skopje, North Macedonia

HERA is the leading organisation dedicated to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, including the prevention and protection of domestic and gender-based violence. In 2013, HERA established the first Family Centre in the city of Skopje, which remains the first and only... HERA is the leading organisation dedicated to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, including the prevention and protection of domestic and gender-based violence. In 2013, HERA established the first Family Centre in the city of Skopje, which remains the first and only integrated service that works with both perpetrators of violence and provides support to survivors of violence, such as women, children, and other individuals affected by violence. At this centre, we offer psycho-social support, counselling, and legal support services to families experiencing conflict or with members affected by domestic and gender-based violence. In addition to individual, group, and family counselling provided by psychotherapists, the Centre also offers counselling on social rights, referrals, and assistance in accompanying individuals to relevant institutions and organisations for legal support. All the services at the Centre are provided free of charge and confidential.

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DROGA

Olsztyn, Poland

DROGA initiates and supports social and health policy activities in social integration, health, social work, prevention and treatment of addiction, particularly for high-risk groups. The association carries out activities for people in need in the prevention and reduction... DROGA initiates and supports social and health policy activities in social integration, health, social work, prevention and treatment of addiction, particularly for high-risk groups. The association carries out activities for people in need in the prevention and reduction of domestic violence, promotion of gender equality, and support for people at risk of social exclusion. The organisation helps victims of violence by organising activities in the form of support groups. DROGA conducts groups with perpetrators of violence, people addicted to alcohol and drugs, and co-addicted people. Activities also include offering treatment for behavioural addictions (internet) and conducting socio-therapeutic classes for children and adolescents from families with alcohol problems or domestic violence. The association also does training for institutions dealing with violence and addictions (health care, schools, police, etc.). Last but not least, DROGA provides shelters for victims of domestic violence.

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Welsh Women’s Aid

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Welsh Women’s Aid is the national charity in Wales working to end domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women and girls. We are a federation of specialist organisations in Wales (working as part of a UK network of services) that provide lifesaving services to... Welsh Women’s Aid is the national charity in Wales working to end domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women and girls. We are a federation of specialist organisations in Wales (working as part of a UK network of services) that provide lifesaving services to survivors of violence and abuse – women, men, children, families – and deliver a range of innovative preventative services in local communities. We have been at the forefront of shaping coordinated community responses and practice in Wales since we were established in 1978. We do this by campaigning for change and providing advice, consultancy, support, and training to deliver policy and service improvements for survivors, families and communities.

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NGO Osonnya

Lviv, Ukraine

Victor Balandin and Karina Ambartsumova officially founded NGO Osonnya in January 2019 and are still the two main team members of the organisation. NGO Osonnya aims to prevent and combat domestic violence, with Victor and Karina starting to work in this area in 2017. They... Victor Balandin and Karina Ambartsumova officially founded NGO Osonnya in January 2019 and are still the two main team members of the organisation. NGO Osonnya aims to prevent and combat domestic violence, with Victor and Karina starting to work in this area in 2017. They conduct a behaviour correction programme for people who perpetrate violence in close relationships. Additionally, NGO Osonnya provides psychological consultations for families in difficult life circumstances and supports women who are victims/survivors of domestic violence. Karina and Victor also participate as experts in the training of police officers and support women who lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

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Affiliate Members

Affiliate membership is designed for friends of the network, e.g. individuals or organisations who would like to express their support of WWP EN and agree with the WWP EN Goals, Mission statement and Statutes. We are proud to call a diverse group of experts and organisations our friends:

Anastasia has several years of experience in the field of domestic violence. She has worked as a program officer and a therapeutic programs and helplines supervisor at the Association for the prevention and handling of violence in the Family (APHVF) in Cyprus, providing counselling and psychotherapy to victims and perpetrators of domestic violence, as well as, training professionals and volunteers on domestic violence.

Anastasia holds a BSc in Psychology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, has completed a four- year training course in Gestalt Psychotherapy obtained an EMDR Diploma in Trauma Therapy, as well as, a Diploma in Mediation and a Certificate in Cross - Border Family Mediation. She also received a certified training course for working with abusive men, from the ‘Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti’ in Italy. She is currently a postgraduate student in MSc Forensic Psychology at the Uclan University of Central Lancashire and is also

currently undertaking a four- year training course in Systemic Psychotherapy.

Antje Joel MA, researches the impact of deprivation on people, and the link between shame, stigma and the occurrence of violence. She is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Gloucestershire, UK, and passionately speaks and writes about how the much-discussed vulnerability of individuals and groups of people is often created by our society as a means of social control.

After 30 years working within the UK criminal justice system, Beverley is a Senior Lecturer in Violence Prevention, Gender based Violence and Domestic Abuse, University of Worcester, Department of Violence Prevention, Trauma & Criminology, as well as Founding Director, Operations & Risk Manager Cohort 4 Limited – women survivor peer support organisation in Warwickshire, UK. Additionally, she is active as an Independent Consultant & Trainer for violence prevention, (peer) mentoring and working with individuals with multiple and complex needs.

The Commission on Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence (CGBVDV) was set up in line with Article 10 of the Istanbul Convention, which was implemented into Maltese law by the Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence Act of 2018 (Cap.581 on the Laws of Malta). CGBVDV's main roles include advising the responsible national minister on all aspects relating to gender-based violence and domestic violence, promoting zero tolerance towards such violence and coordinating stakeholders' efforts on victim protection and offender prosecution. Additionally, the Commission provides policy recommendations which are grounded in evidence-based research and reguar consultations with various stakeholders. The Commission is headed by an acting Commissioner and twelve board members together with a board secretary.

Damian has many years’ experience in the domestic abuse sector. As a part of his freelance business, Damian delivers training across the UK on male perpetrator work, male survivor work, work with children and young people, religious communities and domestic abuse, and other tailored courses. He also writes programme manuals, supports organisations with policy writing, delivers clinical supervision for practitioners, assists professionals with skill development and organisations with meeting Respect Accreditation Standards. Further fields of expertise include: projects in schools, youth offending and youth inclusion work, work with male perpetrators on varied settings, establishing partnerships and consortium projects on early intervention with various public institutions and services. Damian also coordinated the first series of network meetings of male refugees in the UK with the purpose of developing good practice standards for male refugees. He is a Respect Accredited Trainer, delivers trainings and workshops for Respect, and was part of the working group that established Respect as a national association in the UK. He has delivered workshops at the WWP EN Annual Conference in Florence in 2014.

Dr. Declan Coogan is a lecturer and researcher at the School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway. There he teaches and explores systemic responses to abuse and violence and to child to parent violence and abuse.

Drive is a national project in England and Wales which believes domestic abuse is not acceptable or inevitable. Drive works with high-harm, high-risk and serial perpetrators of domestic abuse to prevent their abusive behaviour and protect victims.

High-risk, high-harm perpetrators are those who have been assessed as posing a risk of serious harm or murder to people they are in intimate or family relationships with.

Drive challenges perpetrators to change and works with partner agencies – like the police and social services – to disrupt abuse.

The intervention incorporates:

  • Intensive one-to-one work and case management. The Drive case manager works with the perpetrator to challenge and support changes in attitudes, beliefs and behaviour. This often also requires addressing additional needs that stand in the way of the change process, such as mental health, substance misuse and housing needs.
  • A coordinated multi-agency response that disrupts opportunities for perpetrators to continue their abuse; and identifies and reduces risk.
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) support for the victim/survivor to ensure joined up working and safety.

Drive also advocates for changes to national systems so that perpetrators posing all levels of risk can no longer get away with abusive behaviour and can access the help they need to stop.

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.

Ioan Durnescu is a professor and researcher at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work of the University of Bucharest, where he teaches and investigates ways of working with offenders towards their rehabilitation.

The Association LuxVitae - Centre for the Promotion of Quality of Life, founded in 2008, was established to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and ill people, by addressing human health protection, disease prevention and social exclusion. In recent years, members of the association recognized the problem of domestic violence as a burning problem in society. That is why they have been further educated in this area and initiated specific activities that include work with family violence.

Maja Loncarevic is a social anthropologist and experienced development practitioner with a thematic focus on gender, SGBV, health and human rights. She looks back on many years of work with refugees, especially from conflict areas and special engagement for women’s specific migrant service offers in Switzerland. She was head of the thematic unit “migration and health” at the Swiss Red Cross, and later a programme manager for Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Swiss Development Cooperation. From 2004 to 2018, she was responsible for programmes in the Western Balkan, Togo and Haiti and head of international cooperation at IAMANEH Switzerland, with a specific focus on gender based violence (including work with men/perpetrators), psychosocial work and trauma healing as well as civil society action (advocacy, lobbying). Since 2019, she is offering her expertise as an independent consultant and wants to contribute to a broader acknowledgement and introduction of work with perpetrators in humanitarian and development programmes.

Dr. Muhammad Wajid Tahir is a post-doc research fellow at a German university. He conducts research on different forms of gender inequalities faced by women and women migrants at workplaces in developing and developed countries.

Nataša Dostanić, MD, PhD, psychiatrist, Head of Alcoholism Department at the Special Hospital for Addictive Diseases in Belgrade Serbia. I have many years of experience working with alcoholics in my daily practice. I quickly realised that many of the alcoholics became violent towards their partners. I became very interested in the intersection of alcohol dependence and intimate partner violence and recently published two research articles on the topic:

  • Dostanic, N., Djikanovic, B., Jovanovic, M. et al. The Association Between Family Violence, Depression and Anxiety Among Women Whose Partners Have Been Treated for Alcohol Dependence. J Fam Viol37, 313–324 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-020-00238-1
  • Dostanić, N., Stamenković, Ž., Maksimović, N., Đerić, A., Đikanović, B., Lifetime and periodic prevalence and characteristics of violence against women committed by their alcohol-dependent partners - a cross-sectional study. Serbian Archives of Medicine (2021). https://doi.org/10.2298/SARH210405079D

Nicolas is a psychologist and researcher currently employed at the Specialized Intervention Programs Unit in the General Directorate of Prison Affairs, Department of Justice, Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. He is responsible for designing and implementing gender-based violence rehabilitation programmes in all Catalan prisons. Nicolas has experience working in prisons implementing gender-based violence rehabilitation programmes. Additionally, as a forensic psychologist, he has experience doing court assessments and running recovery therapy groups for victims of violence. As a researcher at the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyere, he’s responsible for implementing immersive virtual reality in rehabilitation programmes in prison for intimate partner violence in Catalonia.

Dr Nicole Renehan is an ESRC-funded postdoctoral Research Fellow at Durham University, UK. She specialises in domestic violence perpetrator programmes and her research interests lie within the area of domestic abuse, both victims and perpetrators, and workforce development. More specifically, Nicole is interested in the perpetration of gender violence, neurodiversity, and mental health and how these complicate and compound families’ experiences of abuse and service provision. Nicole has a practice background in domestic abuse within a multi-agency, child protection setting where she developed and delivered domestic abuse awareness and training to victims and social workers. Nicole also has extensive experience working with young men in secure settings and disabled children and young people with challenging behaviour.

Nihaya Daoud, MPH, PhD, is a Professor of Public Health and a social epidemiologist at the School of Public Health at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Her research focuses on health inequities and considers the impacts of discriminatory policies on minorities health, and the intersections of Indegenous and ethnonational identity with gender and class. Her recent research focuses on violence against women, positive masculinity, and healthcare system responses to violence. See her research here

Olga Cunha is an Assistant Professor at the Lusófona University of Porto in Portugal and a researcher at the Hei-Lab research centre at Lusófona University in Portugal. She is also a psychologist at the University of Minho and Lusófona University of Porto Service of Psychology. Olga has performed court evaluations and group and individual interventions with IPV perpetrators. Since 2014, she is also a forensic psychologist at the Portuguese National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (INMLCF). She has been actively involved in several training and supervision activities in different victim and family support institutions.

As a researcher, Olga's interests are focused on intimate partner violence, specifically on characterisation and intervention with perpetrators of IPV. She has published several scientific articles as first and last author and several others as co-author due to collaborations with colleagues and other research groups.

Panayiota Gregoriou has a BSc in Psychology, a MA in Clinical Psychology and is a Systemic Psychotherapy Trainee. She has worked 14 years in the Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in Cyprus. Some of her responsibilities were consultation over the phone at the national helpline for Domestic Violence that the Association is running, individual and group counselling for victims of DV and individual counselling for perpetrators of DV. Other responsibilities included training of professionals on DV, training volunteers, and facilitating workshops for children on related topics. Moreover, she represented the Association on the Cyprus Women’s Lobby for five years in the Cyprus Women’s Lobby (CWL) and represented CWL in the European Women’s Lobby Observatory on Violence Against Women for four years.

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Silenced supports Professionals, Parents and Carers to understand children and young people who are using violence and abuse in their relationships with their parents, carers (Child to Parent Violence and Abuse - CPVA) and intimate partners through research, training and campaigning. We are committed to investing our expertise and resources into research, training and campaigning to enable us to bring greater awareness and meaningful changes to support our vision - For all frontline staff working with children, young people and families to have a greater understanding of Child to Parent Violence and Abuse.

St Helens The Best Me CIC is a UK-based grassroots organisation founded by survivors of domestic abuse. They run transformational coaching, training and consultancy around domestic abuse, healthy relationships, and trauma.

Zhu Lin is the daughter of a Chinese survivor of domestic violence and is deeply passionate about addressing domestic 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.