A central principle of our work at the European Network for Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (WWP EN) has always been the need for attention to the safety of victims/survivors (women and children) in our programmes. This is reflected in the Daphne projects we worked on before the network existed, in the Istanbul Convention and always as part of our mission.
In 2016, WWP EN started a project focussed on this. We set up a working group of 6 people from WWP EN member organisations from Italy, Bulgaria, Albania, UK, Sweden, Austria and our colleagues at Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE).
Using information from past Daphne projects, the group developed a questionnaire which asked about how organisations dealt with the following issues:
- (ex)partner support;
- how the programme ensures victim safety in practical ways and
- links between organisations and other sectors.
The questionnaire was sent out to WWP EN members and also offered to non-members. Atila Uligaj, Natalia Batenkova and Nina George compiled and analysed the data in the below report.
Click here to download the full 2016 WWP EN Mapping Report on "Building and strengthening partnerships in work with perpetrators to prevent violence against women and children"