WWP EN Member Organisations

European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

The "European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence" (WWP EN) was founded as formal organisation on April 9th, 2014 in Copenhagen with 18 founding members from 13 different countries. Today we unite a total of 53 members and are proudly active throughout 27 European countries. Our member organisations practice responsible perpetrator work with a focus on victim and child safety.

Agredis.ch, Gewaltberatung

Luzern, Switzerland

Agredis is a non-governmental counselling centre for assigned and voluntary perpetrators. The staff work with men and male youth with violent behaviour, are active in gender-reflexive work with men, violence prevention and organise educational workshops for adults and organisations.

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Alliance for Protection from Gender- Based Violence

Varna, Bulgaria

The Alliance for Protection from Gender- based violence is a unique network of independent NGOs working in solidarity for preventing and combating all forms of violence against women and children- through integrated services for victims, work with perpetrators, suggesting legislative changes,[more]

The Alliance for Protection from Gender- based violence is a unique network of independent NGOs working in solidarity for preventing and combating all forms of violence against women and children- through integrated services for victims, work with perpetrators, suggesting legislative changes, providing education and training and through coordinated efforts with institutions and other stakeholders. The organisation works for attaining the highest possible standards for protection of the rights of victims and all those at risk of violence, in compliance with regional and universal standards, namely with CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention.

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Alliance of Women Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

Founded in 1994, the Alliance of Women Slovakia is a non-governmental organization dedicated to monitoring the implementation of international documents on women's issues, as well as their translation and publication. The NGO also deals with specific work in the area of violence against women by[more]

Founded in 1994, the Alliance of Women Slovakia is a non-governmental organization dedicated to monitoring the implementation of international documents on women's issues, as well as their translation and publication. The NGO also deals with specific work in the area of violence against women by providing crisis socio-legal advice (non-stop SOS line), and psychological and legal aid. In addition to activities around the legislative aspects of violence against women, the alliance is active in producing videos and films, campaigns (e.g. as part of the WAVE StepUp! Campaign) and is involved in media work.

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Alternative to Violence (ATV)

Oslo, Norway

Alternative to Violence (ATV) is a professional treatment and research center, established in 1987. At present, ATV runs treatment programs for adult perpetrators, adult victims, children and adolecences. ATV are located in 11 cities throughout Norway. The ‘backbone’ of ATV’s work is the treatment[more]

Alternative to Violence (ATV) is a professional treatment and research center, established in 1987. At present, ATV runs treatment programs for adult perpetrators, adult victims, children and adolecences. ATV are located in 11 cities throughout Norway. The ‘backbone’ of ATV’s work is the treatment programs for adult perpetrators, mainly men.

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Anti-Violence Network of Georgia (AVNG)

Tbilisi, Georgia

The Anti-Violence Network of Georgia (AVNG) has been working on domestic violence issues nationally since 2003. The organisation provides legal consultation and psycho-social rehabilitation to survivors of domestic violence. AVNG has 9 regional committees and 5 sub-committees throughout Georgia.

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Asociatia Obstească “Artemida”

Drochia, Moldova

The mission of the association is to ensure the promotion and protection of young people, pregnant women, mothers with children, victims of domestic violence by providing alternative reintegration services for victims of domestic violence and family aggressors in order to reduce the incidence of[more]

The mission of the association is to ensure the promotion and protection of young people, pregnant women, mothers with children, victims of domestic violence by providing alternative reintegration services for victims of domestic violence and family aggressors in order to reduce the incidence of domestic violence cases, and to prevent and combat domestic violence in Moldova.

The Public Association Artemida supports a human rights approach and promotes change at individual, community and systemic levels.

The strategy of the organization includes the following strategic objectives:

1. Organizational development, strengthening the institutional framework and the capacities of different groups of specialists in order to ensure an effective response to domestic violence cases, a component part of the National Referral System for Victims Protection and Assistance.

2. Empower women by ensuring their access to specialized social, psychological and legal services, especially for women who are victims of domestic violence or who are at risk.

3. The development of services through rehabilitation programs of family aggressors in order to accountability family aggressors for the consequences of violent behavior in the family, their information and education through programs on the responsibilities, risks of family violence and the security of family members.

4. Another strategic objective is the creation of a training center for specialists who will provide services for family aggressors in order to extend the services for abusers in other districts of the Republic of Moldova.

 

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Association for Men’s and Gender Issues (AMGI)

Graz, Austria

The Association for Men’s and Gender Issues (AMGI) is an NGO in the province of Styria, Austria, running counselling centres for men, working with men and male youth with violent behaviour. They are also active doing gender-related work with male youth, as well as, violence prevention work, and[more]

The Association for Men’s and Gender Issues (AMGI) is an NGO in the province of Styria, Austria, running counselling centres for men, working with men and male youth with violent behaviour. They are also active doing gender-related work with male youth, as well as, violence prevention work, and research on men, masculinities and gender issues.

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Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family

Nicosia, Cyprus

The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family fights domestic violence by extending immediate assistance to both the victim and the offender, and offering housing and shelter to victims. In addition, the organisation works in awareness-raising and makes both officials[more]

The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family fights domestic violence by extending immediate assistance to both the victim and the offender, and offering housing and shelter to victims. In addition, the organisation works in awareness-raising and makes both officials and the general public more sensitive to problems around violence in the family.

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Association NAIA

Targovishte, Bulgaria

Association "NAIA" is an NGO, situated in Targovishte, Bulgaria. NAIA provides programmes for the support of victims of domestic violence, programmes for the work with perpetrators of domestic violence and programmes for the prevention of violence.

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Association of Citizens “Buducnost”

Modrica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Association of Citizens “Buducnost” is a non-governmental organization established in 1996.

In addition to lobbying and advocacy, “Buducnost” works on prevention of domestic violence and protection of survivors, supporting women in public and political life, raising awareness of women and the[more]

The Association of Citizens “Buducnost” is a non-governmental organization established in 1996.

In addition to lobbying and advocacy, “Buducnost” works on prevention of domestic violence and protection of survivors, supporting women in public and political life, raising awareness of women and the general public about their rights as well as various other deviant behaviors and problems in society, with the overcoming of ethnic barriers and contributing to the peace building process in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Main activities are: protection of human and social rights; education of citizens especially women and youth, prevention of violence against women and children in cooperation with relevant institutions and bodies through the provision of legal services and advocacy: SOS lines, safe house - shelter for women and children; psychosocial work with perpetrators and educational work with young boys; emotional, psychological and humanitarian support; humanization of relations between the sexes; improving health care for women; humanitarian work to support and assist disadvantaged individuals and groups.

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Association Relive - Relationships Free From Violence

Florence, Italy

Officially founded in 2014, Relive is the first Italian network of perpetrators’ programmes. The 9 founding members, all organisations working with perpetrators of gender-based violence, worked as an informal network for more than a year developing our guidelines before the official founding of[more]

Officially founded in 2014, Relive is the first Italian network of perpetrators’ programmes. The 9 founding members, all organisations working with perpetrators of gender-based violence, worked as an informal network for more than a year developing our guidelines before the official founding of Relive.

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Associazione Senza violenza

Bologna, Italy

Programme for perpetrators of domestic violence.

Azienda Usl di Modena

Modena, Italy

Founded in Modena in 2011, the “Liberiamoci Dalla Violenza – Free from Violence” Centre is located within a Family counselling centre of the Local Health Unit in Modena.

It is the first experimental public centre in Italy belonging to public Health Care services. Its goal is to protect women and[more]

Founded in Modena in 2011, the “Liberiamoci Dalla Violenza – Free from Violence” Centre is located within a Family counselling centre of the Local Health Unit in Modena.

It is the first experimental public centre in Italy belonging to public Health Care services. Its goal is to protect women and minors by helping male perpetrators stop their violent and abusive behaviour. The centre is a reliable point of reference for gender-based violence, and it aims at providing an adequate support to victims of violence. The staff are developing a network with local bodies and associations that work in the field of social and health care. In addition, the LDV Centre offers training opportunities for professionals and supports the creation of new centres around the country.

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BAG TäHG

Landau, Germany

The Bundesarbeitgemeinschaft Täterarbeit Häusliche Gewalt (BAG TäHG e.V.) is an inter-institutional, intercultural umbrella organization for perpetrators of domestic violence in Germany.

The member organisations are institutions working with perpetrators of domestic violence to afford victim[more]

The Bundesarbeitgemeinschaft Täterarbeit Häusliche Gewalt (BAG TäHG e.V.) is an inter-institutional, intercultural umbrella organization for perpetrators of domestic violence in Germany.

The member organisations are institutions working with perpetrators of domestic violence to afford victim protection and violence-prevention.

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Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation

Sofia, Bulgaria

Th Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), founded in 1998, is an international centre of professionals in the field of gender equality, anti-discrimination law, domestic violence and reproductive rights. The team consists of lawyers, academics, experts in advocacy, and education who monitor[more]

Th Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (BGRF), founded in 1998, is an international centre of professionals in the field of gender equality, anti-discrimination law, domestic violence and reproductive rights. The team consists of lawyers, academics, experts in advocacy, and education who monitor violations of human rights, network and lobby for legislative changes, and prepare publications.

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Affiliate Members

Besides full membership the network also provides the possibility of affiliate membership. Affiliate members do not pay a membership fee and don't have any voting rights in the Annual General Assembly.

Neli Zhekova

Neli Zhekova is a licensed psychologist and holds a Master Degree in Social and Legal Psychology from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. She has completed the EU post graduate exchange program in Psychology at Porto University as well as the specialized training program on "Gender-based violence and domestic violence" organized by the Bulgarian Alliance for Protection against Domestic Violence. Neli had been working as a psychologist at the NGO Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation where she was counseling voluntary and court-referred domestic violence perpetrators. Additionally, she was engaged in domestic violence awareness campaigns and she also conducted several studies on domestic violence and violence against intimate partner. Currently, Neli is an active member of the recently formed working group Balkan Initiative for Work with Perpetrators.

Last changed: 04.09.2018