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September 2019

Project Updates

ENGAGE

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.

MiC

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.

CONSCIOUS

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).

New projects

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.

FOMEN

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.

Events

Upcoming Events

Europe for Gender Equality? Taking Stock - Taking Action

30 September - 1 October, 2019

Helsinki, Finland                                              

2019 WAVE Conference

7-9 October, 2019

Tallin, Estonia                            

2019 WWP EN Annual Conference

23-25 October, 2019

Heraklion, Greece

Gender Studies 2019 Conference

24-26 October, 2019

Helsinki, Finland

3rd International Conference of the European Family Justice Center Alliance

 

13-14 November, 2019

Antwerp, Belgium

European Family Justice Center: Masterclass (non-fatal) Strangulation

15 November, 2019

Antwerp, Belgium

2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender Studies and the Status of Women

08-11 March, 2020

Edinburgh, Scotland

3rd Internation Conference on Interpersonal Violence Interventions - Social and Cultural Perspectives

10-12 June,2020

Jyväskylä, Finland

 

23rd NNVAWI Conference

Promoting Safety and Health for Women and Youth Exposed to Violence: Advancing Health Practice, Education, Policy and Research

 

June 30 - July 2, 2020

Malmö, Sweden

 

June 2019

April 2019

Publications

September 2018

Interview with Shakhnoza Khassanova

Shakhnoza Khassanova from the Kazakh NGO Sana Sezim gives us an insight into their work, as well as the legal and practical situation on domestic violence in Kazakhstan.

Read the interview here.

Online Resources

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) Webinar

18 September; 6-7 PM, CET

Reducing Gender Bias in Sexual Assault Response and Investigation

In this webinar, participants will explore the phenomenon of gender bias, both explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious), and the resulting stereotypes and attitudes that can influence the professional response to, and investigation of, sexual assault. Many of the same principles apply to cases of intimate partner violence and other gender-based violence.

Find more webinars in the EVAWI webinar archive.

ICMEO Conference

Presentations at ICMEO 2018

All presentations from the ICMEO conference - both keynotes and presentations in workshops - are now available online.

 

Publications

Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Guidebook                                                                                                                    

Executive Guidebook: Practical Approaches for Strengthening Law Enforcement's Response to Sexual Assault

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

Getting to Equal: Engaging Men and Boys in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Gender Equality

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

Female 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

Journal of GBV 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.

 

June 2018

Interview with Michi Gosch and Susanne Pekler

Michi Gosch, manager of the Styrian women's shelters, and Susanne Pekler, director of NEUSTART Styria, took a moment to answer some questions about their new anti-aggression training for women using violence.

Read the full interview here.

Online Resources

March 2018

Interview with Attiya Khan

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.

Publications

Online Resources

Last changed: 17.10.2019