Coordinated Multiagency Response to Violence Against Older Women

Violence against older women is a gender-specific and significant social problem worldwide and in every European country, requiring a coordinated multi-agency response. The MARVOW project showed gaps in the system designed to tackle domestic abuse. MARVOW 2.0 will establish large-scale transnational action to improve the services available to older victims of gender-based violence in 7 European countries, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, and Spain, and create recommendations and guidance on the EU level.

Our work

  • Strengthen cooperation between crucial services and agencies,
  • Raise awareness among services and key stakeholders and ensure higher access to support services for older women who are potential victims of domestic violence.
  • Create a model of operation for multi-stakeholder teamwork, including upscaling risk assessment, creating a comprehensive case management system, and building capacity for key services such as victim support services and perpetrator programmes.


The MARVOW 2.0 project will result in the development of bespoke risk assessment and case management methodologies and tools for frontline professionals and specialised services. The project team will also introduce, test, and mainstream coordinated multiagency work protocols and outline policy recommendations for key stakeholders. Disseminating project results among targeted professionals, institutions, policymakers, and communities will stimulate dialogue and replication at the national & EU levels.


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Dimitra Mintsidis

Project & Development Manager, WWP EN