WWP EN Webinars 2020

Christina Jankowski: Stalkerware - An invisible threat on your phone

Recording & Slides

Recording and slides for the webinar are available. Simply send an e-mail to anna.mckenzie(at)work-with-perpetrators.eu and let us know that you are interested.

Webinar Details

Stalkerware is software that enables perpetrators to monitor the activities of their partners without their knowledge or consent. Installed on a cell phone, these apps grant access to the most private information, such as text messages, location of the phone’s user and much more. According to Kaspersky, a leading cybersecurity company, the number of users facing stalkerware rose by 35% in the last year, while the European Institute for Gender Equality found that “70 % of women who have experienced cyber stalking, have also experienced at least one form of physical or/and sexual violence from an intimate partner”.

In stalkerware, we are facing an increasing threat towards women in abusive relationships and a dangerous tool of power and control.

In this introductory webinar, participants learned about

  • Available apps
  • Numbers behind the problem
  • Information which perpetrators can access via stalkerware
  • Perpetrators’ easy access to the software

Facilitator

Christina Jankowski works as Senior External Relations Manager for Kaspersky, one of the leading cybersecurity companies in the world.
Kaspersky is also one of the founding partners of the Coalition Against Stalkerware. The Coalition is a new global working group combining expertise for victim support and cybersecurity to help users affected by stalkerware (www.stopstalkerware.org).
Christina shared Kaspersky’s knowledge on stalkerware as a first introduction to the topic, to understand the problem and threats, and also to give some advice how to protect against stalkerware.

Building Bridges & Exchanging Practice on Work with Perpetrators: Europe & Latin America

Heinrich Geldschläger, CONEXUS: Capacitando profesionales para involucrar a los agresores en la lucha contra la violencia de género/ Training Frontline Professionals to Engage Male Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAsYyvHfo24&t=4s (in Spanish)

Webinar Details

En este webinario, Heinrich Geldschläger, Conexus (España), dará una breve introducción sobre la importancia del trabajo con hombres agresores como parte de una respuesta coordinada contra la violencia de género y sobre la red WWP EN que promueve que este trabajo se desarrolle de manera segura y efectiva en Europa. Seguidamente, explicará la Guía y Formación ENGAGE para el abordaje de la violencia de género en hombres desde servicios generalistas, que se desarrollaron por entidades Europeas en cooperación con la Universidad de Bristol y RESPECT. También compartirá algunas lecciones aprendidas y resultados de evaluación de la implementación piloto del proyecto ENGAGE en Francia, Italia y España, permitiendo a las personas participantes reflexionar sobre el abordaje de la violencia con hombres en sus propios servicios generalistas y sus propias vías de derivación para estos hombres, abriendo nuevas posibilidades.

In this webinar, Heinrich Geldschläger, Conexus (Spain), will give a brief introduction on the importance of working with male perpetrators as part of a coordinated response against gender-based violence, as well as, on the WWP EN network that promotes this work to be carried out safely and effectively throughout Europe. Next, he will explain the ENGAGE Roadmap and Training for frontline professionals to address gender-based violence in men, which were developed by European partners in cooperation with the University of Bristol and RESPECT. He will also share some lessons learned and evaluation results from the ENGAGE pilot implementation in France, Italy and Spain, allowing participants to reflect on how to address violence with men in their own frontline services and on their own referral routes for these men, opening new possibilities.

Oscar Acevedo, EUROsociAL: Violencia de género contra las mujeres y trabajo con agresores en Colombia y Guatemala/ Representation & Reality: GBV & Perpetrator Work in Colombia & Guatemala

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8L1OG-1sI0 (in Spanish)

Download the slides (Spanish)

Webinar Details

En este webinario, Oscar Acevedo (Colombia), compartirá sus experiencias sobre como los perpetradores que están en prisiones de Colombia y de Guatemala reconocen sus actos violentos. En ambos países, el hecho de reconocer o no el daño realizado está íntimamente ligado a diferentes factores y a representaciones socioculturales del machismo, el rol de la mujer entre otros. Al mismo tiempo, los marcos legales, el enfoque de trabajo de los operadores de justicia y las diversas intervenciones metodológicas sobre como trabajar con perpetradores a partir de diferentes perspectivas que permitan entender la violencia de género. Oscar también brindara algunos ejemplos sobre como los programas deberían de trabajar con los perpetradores en el contexto carcelario.

In this webinar, Oscar Acevedo (Colombia) will share his experiences on how perpetrators in prisons in Colombia and Guatemala acknowledge their violent actions. In both countries, admitting or rejecting the damage done is an attitude related to different factors and cultural representations. At the same time, national legal frameworks, justice operators approach and intervention methodologies on how to reinsert perpetrators have to deal with different views on how to understand gender based violence. Oscar will also develop some examples of how programs can work with perpetrators in prisons.

 

Last changed: 20.10.2020