Born in St.Petersburg, Russia, Anna Zobnina has over 10 years of experience in the area of intersectional feminist analysis of violence & discrimination against women, with specific focus on migrant women, sexual exploitation and care economy.
She is a former Research Analyst with the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies and a selected expert with the European Institute for Gender Equality. She served as ENOMW chair in 2014-2017 and currently works on capacity building of the Network, strategic advocacy and strengthening inclusion of migrant women voices in the EU decision-making.
This introductory webinar addresses the issues of Male Violence against Women and Girls within and by migrant, refugee and ethnic minorities groups in Europe. It covers the major concepts, definitions and analytical framework that was developed by feminist migrant women organisations and introduces the major challenges, risks and misconceptions in the area of prevention and protection.
Kris Decraemer is a systemic therapist, family mediator, supervisor and trainer. She has been working in different contexts and settings with perpetrators of domestic violence and victims with traumatic experiences for almost 30 years. At the Interactie-Academie, Kris is part of a commited team of therapists and trainers that continually tries to develop new methods and theoretical frameworks with a systemic approach enriched with narrative and non-violent resistance concepts.
In this webinar, Kris shortly presents some theoretical frameworks for her systemic approach and introduces the possibilities of working with “a systemic network drawing” - a method for working with perpetrators as a starting point to enrich the conversation, bring in multiple perspectives, and create safe and open spaces to invite members of the networks.
Laura Lundy is Co-Director of the Centre for Children’s Rights and a Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her expertise is in children’s right to participate in decision-making and education rights. The ‘Lundy model’ of child participation is core to the Irish National Children’s Participation Strategy (2015) and has been adopted by international organisations such as the European Commission.
In this WWP EN webinar, Laura Lundy, developer of the Lundy Model for Child Participation, gives an insight into the rights of children in decision-making processes, how to best involve children in difficult discussions and shares some of her best practice examples.
Bert Groen is the president of the European Family Justice Center Alliance (EFJCA). As project leader Bert was responsible for the development and implementation of Family Justice Centers (FJC) in five European countries. He has 30+ years of professional experience in policing, policymaking and project management with a focus on domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and child abuse.
Pascale Franck is the vice-president of the EFJCA and co-director of the Family Justice Center Antwerp, She works for the Flemish government in enrolling the multidisciplinary approach of domestic violence and child abuse. During her 27-year career, Pascale developed a shelter, perpetrator programs and projects for children witnessing and/or experiencing family violence.
Strangulation has been identiﬁed as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, not only is this felonious assault, but it may be an attempted homicide. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the batterer can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath: it may have devastating psychological eﬀects or a potentially fatal outcome. Strangulation is more common in domestic violence cases than previously thought. It can have serious health implications for women and their unborn children and can ultimately lead to their death.
This webinar gives the opportunity for professionals to take part in a unique overview of the most hidden and lethal forms of domestic violence. The webinar offers an insight in the dynamics and impact of non-fatal strangulation.