Professor Marianne Hester is Professor of Gender, Violence and International Policy at the University of Bristol and a leading academic in intimate partner violence research. Her expertise was crucial to the development of the IMPACT Outcome Measurement Toolkit.
Tomáš Repka is a psychologist, psychotherapist and head of work with men who use violence at the "League of Open Men". LOM's main focus is greater involvement of fathers in the upbringing of children and work with men who use violence. They have been collaborating with a research institute to ensure the reliability and quality of their outcome measurement.
Marina Bulavsky, Men of the 21st Century, Russia - Specialised in online work with men, Marina brings valuable insights from an area of work which has gained significant importance during the pandemic.
Elena Gajotto is a project Manager for “Una Casa per l’Uomo”, an Italian organization that manages a perpetrator programme (“Cambiamento Maschile”), a victim support service (“Stella Antares”) and two shelters for victims (“Casa Aurora” and “Casa Alma”). Recently our work has focused on collaboration protocols between services for perpetrators and for victims. With her uniques viewpoint that unites perpetrator work and victim support services, Elena can share insights into collaborative programme evaluation procedures.
The effectiveness of work with men who use violence is a much-debated topic. Quality assurance is crucial for responsible and safe perpetrator work. However, we currently even lack a common definition of what “success” looks like when working with men who use violence.
As part of our roundtable, European experts will talk about
- the complexities of defining “success”
- the issue of reliable and data-driven evaluation procedures
- their own outcome measurement
- how victim support services & survivors must be part of the evaluation