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Letizia and Elena are both facilitators of perpetrator programmes in Italy. The organisations they work for have been using the IMPACT Toolkit for several years now. This month, they were nice enough to "sit down" with us and discuss their experiences with the toolkit. You can read everything about it here.
The effectiveness of work with men who use violence is a much-debated topic. Quality assurance is crucial for responsible and safe perpetrator work. But how can perpetrator programmes make sure that they are offering safe, impactful and innovative interventions?
At WWP EN, our colleague Berta is responsible for everything related to research. She took some time and shared her thoughts on quality assurance in the work with men who use violence. Read her article here
- Job opportunity: Berlin perpetrator programme searching for Arabic speaking psychologist
- Recordings: International Conference on Men and Equal Opportunities Day 1
- Recording: DRIVE Webinar on perpetrator mental health after COVID-19 lockdown
- Report: Masculinities and COVID-19
- Resources: Perpetrator work during COVID-19
- Toolkit: Incorporating Intersectional Gender Analysis into Research
- Toolkit: Anti-racist Organisational Change
- Website: Perpetratr work in virtual reality
- Article: Identifying femicide locally and globally
Since 2018, WWP EN has been working alongside ASL Frosinone and Italian partners on the CONSCIOUS Project. CONSCIOUS is aimed at reducing rates of recidivism amongst perpetrators convicted of sexual and domestic violence. The practical work on the project takes place in prisons in Italy. Earlier this year, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work and live and, consequently, work on the CONSCIOUS Project had to evolve to adapt to this challenge.
Read the interview here
- Webinar Recording: "How to Help Someone Victimized by Coercive Control" (organised by the Partner Violence & Mental Health Network)
- BISC-MI Archives of Oregon Tri-County Batterer Intervention Provider Network Meetings: Archive of debates from the past 20 years
- Webinar Recording: "Cybermisogyny during Time of COVID 19 and Beyond" (organised by YWCA Canada & LEAF)
- Video: What is Stalkerware? (Coalition Against Stalkerware)
- Free access to special issue of the Journal of Gender-Based Violence on Domestic violence: New directions in policy and practice in Europe (until 30 June)
- International Conference on Childhood and Adolescence: Call for Abstracts (deadline: 20 July)
- Article: Conducting research on sensitive and traumatic topics during a pandemic
- Toolkit: Anti-Racism as Violence Prevention (compiled and developed by Futures Without Violence)
- European Council: Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025
- GREVIO: Baseline evaluation report on Serbia
- GREVIO: Baseline evaluation report on the Netherlands
- GREVIO: Baseline evaluation report on Italy
- Call to Action: A Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Strategy for England And Wales
- WWP EN Expert Paper: "Addressing sexualised violence in the work with perpetrators"
- Kaspersky: The State of Stalkerware in 2019
For the ENGAGE Project, which concluded in December 2019, organisations from Spain, France, Italy and Germany developed a roadmap and training for frontline professionals interacting with male perpetrators of domestic violence.
Heinrich Geldschläger, from the Spanish project coordinator CONEXUS, agreed to sit down with us and share some of the central project outcomes and lessons learned.
Read the interview here
In this interview, Rus Ervin Funk shares insights from decades of experience working with men who perpetrate sexualised violence, his view on pornography and thoughts on overcoming one's fears of addressing sexualised violence.
Read the interview here.
The ENGAGE project will be ending in December 2019, but there have been and will be many occasions for us to spread the word on how to train frontline professionals in recognising violent behaviour and addressing it with abusive men. At the ECDV Oslo, Alessandra Pauncz had the pleasure to present the roadmap and the training package, which is now freely available on our website. At our upcoming annual conference, Heinrich Geldschläger, from project partner and WWP EN Member CONEXUS, will be presenting a workshop on the project and for those unable to participate, we will have the pleasure of hosting a webinar to increase knowledge on training frontline professionals.
Since the last newsletter, a lot has been happening with MiC. Firstly, the project website is now officially live, complete and beautiful (www.men-in-care.eu). Then, in July, the first project event took place in Madrid hosted by project partners UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and Fundación 1 Mayo. Over 40 participants from 13 different Spanish companies took part, considering important questions related to paternity leave and work-life balance. Participants discussed: the organisation of work within their companies when a father takes paternity leave; the advantages and disadvantages of part-time paternity leave; the advantages and disadvantages of splitting up the 8 week allowance; how company policies can foster co-responsibility when fathers return to work after paternity leave. In a few weeks we will be heading to Madrid for the next project meeting, where we’re excited to discuss next steps for MiC in depth.
In July, the intermediate project conference took place at the headquarters of Regione Lazio in Rome. Our Director Alessandra attended as a speaker, representing WWP EN. The day was split into two sessions. In the first session, the discussion focused on European Policies to fight violence, as well as the intermediate results of the CONSCIOUS project. The second session focused on restorative justice and models of treatment. Additional news from the conference: we will be adapting our IMPACT outcome measurement toolkit so it can be used to evaluate interventions in prisons!
For any Italian speakers interested, a video from the conference can be found here (https://bit.ly/2lDToM6).
MARVOW (Multi-Agency Responses to Violence Against of Older Women)
MARVOW is one of our two new projects. It will run for 2 years and focus on protection and support for eldery victims of gender-based domestic abuse, an underdeveloped area of victim support services. Although elderly women are at high risk of abuse, practitioners are often unsure of how to proceed when it comes to helping them. Elderly women fall into the gap between 2 types of family violence: intimite partner violence (IPV) and elder abuse. Additionally, abusers or victims may have cognitive impairments or psychiatric illnesses, making it even more difficult for professionals to handle the situation. Many professionals working in the sector have never, or rarely, participated in training specific to elder abuse. With Europe’s ageing population, this is an issue which is going to become more prevalent.
The second of our new projects, FOMEN, will focus on innovative approaches to preventing gender-based violence amongst male migrants. Migrants fleeing from war and conflict, as well as economic ruin face a breakdown of social structures and unfamilar living environments; these challenge traditional gender relations, social norms and ties. This can often lead to further violence and discrimination. Studies have shown that women and girls who have fled their home countries have often faced multipal forms of violence as a result of this. FOMEN aims to create a greater awareness of how to handle emotions, build social relations, gender equality and women’s and children’s rights. The project will interact with migrant men directly, providing intervention/education programmes. The goal is to not only interact with migrant men through trainings, but also to have an impact on the social environments of the participants.
- ENGAGE Project: Project Roadmap & Training Package
- RESPECT: Respect Toolkit for Work with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
- EIGE: Toolkit on gender-sensitive communication
- Journal of Gender-Based Violence, 3(2)
- Texas Council on Family Violence: Webinar "Understanding Reproductive Coercion"
- ProMundo: 2019 State of the World's Fathers
- WHO: policy guideline on Preventing Violence Against Women
- EIGE: report on Understanding intimate partner violence in the EU: the role of data
- End FGM: 2018 Annual Report
- WWP EN: 2018 Annual Report
- University of Bristol: Drive Evaluation Report - Download the executive summary here or the full report here
- WWP EN Expert Paper: Working with(in) Migrant Populations
- Promundo: So, You Want To Be A Male Ally For Gender Equality? (And You Should): Results from a National Survey, and a Few Things You Should Know
|ICMEO Conference|| |
All presentations from the ICMEO conference - both keynotes and presentations in workshops - are now available online.
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Guidebook
The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), is a police research and policy organization and a provider of management services, technical assistance, and executive-level education to support law enforcement agencies. PERF helps to improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership; public debate of police and criminal justice issues; and research and policy development.
|Promundo report on Engaging Men and Boys in Reproductive Health and Rights|| |
This framing document on men, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and gender equality aims to advance the conversation with policymakers, donors, implementers, and activists, and to identify opportunities for further collaboration among advocates. The document highlights guiding principles, identifies 10 priority action areas, and outlines advocacy goals for engaging men and boys as clients, partners, and SRHR advocates. This work should support, complement, and build on past and ongoing transformative work by feminist and women’s rights organizations and activists.
|Council of Europe Declaration and Guide to Good and Promising Practices on Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage|| |
The Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the need to step up efforts to prevent and combat female genital mutilation and forced marriage in Europe calls on member States to fully recognise these practices as human rights violations which concern European States, and to this end to develop national action plans and strategies, and to promote exchanges of practices in order to fight against these human rights affronts.The Guide to good and promising practices aimed at preventing and combating female genital mutilation and forced marriage aims at providing strategic guidance on the standards, principles, features and characteristics of the necessary integrated response to end these practices. In support of these elements the Guide also outlines selected current initiatives being taken by a number of Council of Europe member States in preventing, combating and addressing the effects of female genital mutilation and forced marriage.
Journal of Gender-Based Violence Editors’ Choice
This month Bristol University Press is introducing new free article collections specially selected by our journal editors. Visit their website for a full list of free content.
- WWP EN Good Practice Report by Atila Uligaj and Natalia Batenkova
- Paper on Gender by Marianne Hester
- Technology Research Reports for the Non-Profit Sector by Nonprofit Tech for Good
- Report on Masculine Norms and Violence by Promundo
- Handbook and training manual by the “Nordic-Baltic Collaboration in Creating Innovative Training Programme for Adult Educators To Work with Perpetrators, Women and Children who Suffered from Domestic Violence” NORDPLUS ADULT project
Attiya Khan is the co-director and protagonist of the documentary "A Better Man".
The documentary portrays her unique way of healing from decades old trauma and engaging with her abusive ex-partner.
Read the full interview here.
- NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, Issue 13(1): https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rnor20/current
- WAVE Handbook: Prevention and Support Standards for Women Survivors of Violence
- Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM): Factsheet services for undocumented migrant women
- WAVE: Annual Activity Report
- Civil Society Strengthening Platform (CSSP): Mapping Report
- Women's Aid Federation of England: Survival and Beyond: The Domestic Abuse Report 2017
- Nonprofit Tech for Good: 2018 Global NGO Technology Report
- Paper on accountability in prepetrator work
- Address of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights (find a transcipt here)
- National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: participatory research tool kit for domestic violence researchers
- Photo project on Georgian men in unpaid care
- Interactive map of organisations working with fathers in Russia
- The Civil Society Strengthening Platform