Staff

While the WWP EN office is in the vibrant European metropolis of Berlin, the WWP EN staff work from different European countries, such as Italy, Germany and Great Britain. Take a moment to get to know our staff and please contact us with any questions you might have.

Alessandra Pauncz, PhD (Executive Director)

Alessandra has been working in the field of domestic violence for 20 years and has covered many areas of expertise. She has advocated and worked for victims of domestic violence as a shelter worker, psychologist, researcher, manager, trainer, and in fund and conscious raising at a local (Association Artemisia), provincial (Equal Opportunities of the Province of Florence), regional, national and European level (European Women’s Lobby & WWP-EN). She founded and ran the first Centre in Italy working with perpetrators (CAM – Centre for abusive men), and set up the National Italian Network of work with perpetatrors (Relive). Additionally, Alessandra has published articles and books for the general public (Shifting power: Romano, 2012,; Da uomo a uomo: Erickson, 2015; Dire di no alla violenza domestica: Angeli, 2016).

E-mail to: alessandra.pauncz[at]work-with-perpetrators.eu

Nina George (Research & Development)

Nina has worked in tackling domestic violence for over 20 years. She has had a varied career, working in women's refuges and as a partnership co-ordinator for multi-agency responses. She got interested in perpetrator work through being enticed onto the Respect Board as a co-opted member. She has worked as a women's support worker on a perpetrator programme and her most recent role was running a programme on Merseyside in the U.K. She values creativity in our responses to tackling gender-based violence and has a keen interest in adapting systems to meet real people's lives. 

Email to: nina.george[at]work-with-perpetrators.eu

Ralf Puchert, PhD (Project Development)

Before establishing the European Network, he was the CEO of Dissens e.V., a German non-profit organisation, that is doing (European) research and development projects on masculinities and gender issues. Since the formal foundation of WWP in 2014 he is working as executive director of the Network.

Since the experience in a men´s group in the 80ties, he is a researcher, activist and manager in the area of men and gender equality with a special focus on violence prevention. 1989 he co-founded Dissens a NGO with practical work, research and development projects about men and equality.

His work involves the research areas: masculinites and violence, prevention, work, equality. He was a leading researcher in the development of the multilevel interactive model about “Factors at play in the perpetration of violence against women […] violence”. He coordinated the scientific group in the European project “The role of men in gender equality”.

Email to: ralf.puchert[at]work-with-perpetrators.eu 

Anna McKenzie (Communications)

Anna completed her studies in Cultural and Social Anthropology with focus on gender in 2015 with her thesis on masculinities. She soon started working in the area of domestic violence prevention before moving from Vienna to Berlin to pursue an MA in Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at the Humboldt University. She thinks that too many lives have been touched by patriarchal violence and wants to help end the spread of harmful societal ideals.

Email to: anna.mckenzie[at]work-with-perpetrators.eu

Antonia Montanus (Membership & Reporting)

Antonia’s professional background is in the field of conflict, development and psychology. In her studies and later work, she dealt with diverse forms of violence and became interested in its psychosocial causes and effects, which led her to WWP EN. She has worked as a project manager in the area of peace development and psychosocial support to Human Rights defenders with a specific focus on Latin America. Prior to that, she was involved with children’s rights work in Nicaragua and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. Antonia holds an MA in Conflict, Development and Security from Lancaster University, UK, and an MA in Social Psychology from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

E-mail to: antonia.montanus[at]work-with-perpetrators.eu

Dietlind Schröder (Administration and Finances)

Following an education in economics, Dietlind worked in foreign trade enterprises for a long time. Afterwards, she was employed in the field of tax consulting and finally handled all things concerning accounting and staff administration in a company near Berlin. Additionally, she worked as a freelancer accountant for several printing and craft firms. As a reliable member of the WWP EN team, Dietlind keeps track of all financial and administrative tasks.

Email to: dietlind.schroeder[at]work-with-perpetrators.eu

Jeannette Bongé (Administration and Finances)

After studying business administration, Jeannette gained experience in assisting executives and in event management for more than 19 years. For over twelve years she worked as an administrative assistant to the managment of various associations and as a project manager in the organisation of events in the field of adult education. Her greatest concern is that children grow up healthy, educated and without violence in their lives.

E-mail to: jeannette.bonge[at]work-with-perpetrators.eu

Interns

Beverly Mtui

Beverly Mtui is interning with the WWP EN Team from May to October 2018.

She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Transcultural Communications and Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. One of her main fields of interest is combatting trafficking in women. She feels strongly compelled to raise awareness on this issue and currently volunteers for the Viennese NGO FOOTPRINT that offers social and legal counseling as well as language courses free of charge to survivors of trafficking.

Before being an intern at WWP EN, she did an exchange program with the Université de Genève in Switzerland, volunteered at the Austrian Network for Refugees to teach refugees German and English and interned with one of our Members Women against Violence Europe (WAVE) for half a year. At the WAVE Office, she was responsible for research and social media management, assisted with trainings and the WAVE Conference, and conducted her own webinar entitled “Intersectional feminism within the context of violence against women”. She passionately advocates for intersectionality and women’s rights, and eagerly aims to pursue her Master’s degree in that field.

Last changed: 15.06.2018