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 51 members and are proudly active throughout 26 European countries. Our member organisations practice responsible perpetrator work with a focus on victim and child safety.

C.A.M. Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti

Florence, Italy

Founded in 2009, the Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti (CAM) is the first Italian perpetrator program. Over the years CAM has been working to develop high quality perpetrator programmes in different regions of Italy, national standards and trainings for professionals interested in working in the[more]

Founded in 2009, the Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti (CAM) is the first Italian perpetrator program. Over the years CAM has been working to develop high quality perpetrator programmes in different regions of Italy, national standards and trainings for professionals interested in working in the field.

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Centre for Gender and Violence Research, University of Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

The aim of the Centre is to conduct high quality research to inform policy, practice and action on gender-based violence. Its history of researching violence against women and gender based violence, feeds into policy and practice nationally, internationally and locally. The centre offers a range of[more]

The aim of the Centre is to conduct high quality research to inform policy, practice and action on gender-based violence. Its history of researching violence against women and gender based violence, feeds into policy and practice nationally, internationally and locally. The centre offers a range of consultancy, teaching and training, including research dissemination events and seminars for professionals.

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CLMB - Counselling Line for Men and Boys

Tirana, Albania

The Counselling Line for Men and Boys is the first programme for perpetrators in Albania established by the Counselling Line for Women and Girls, the national hotline for victims of domestic violence. They are dedicated to offering counselling to perpetrators, as well as prevention and educational[more]

The Counselling Line for Men and Boys is the first programme for perpetrators in Albania established by the Counselling Line for Women and Girls, the national hotline for victims of domestic violence. They are dedicated to offering counselling to perpetrators, as well as prevention and educational activities to help create a community in which violence is not tolerated. The organisation works on violence prevention with young boys in schools and community, as well as on research.

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Conexus

Barcelona, Spain

Associació CONEXUS. Atenció, Formació i Investigació Psicosocials consists of psychologists with long careers and broad experience in caring for people in family, social and health care environments as well as in training professional teams and in research.

CONEXUS’s aim is to improve the welfare[more]

Associació CONEXUS. Atenció, Formació i Investigació Psicosocials consists of psychologists with long careers and broad experience in caring for people in family, social and health care environments as well as in training professional teams and in research.

CONEXUS’s aim is to improve the welfare and health of people, especially those in situations of difficulty, crisis, violence or inequality.

Through psychosocial care to women, men, children and teenagers the organisation promotes the improvement of affective and family relationships; healthy, egalitarian lifestyles, and the eradication of violence.

CONEXUS also trains professionals, companies and institutions in these issues and produces theoretical and applied research in order to improve intervention and expand knowledge.

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Crisis Center Hope

Arkhangelsk, Russia

The main goal of the Regional Public Organisation Crisis Center "Hope" is to attract the attention of the population to the social problems of the family, as violations of human rights.

The organisation provides assistance in implementing joint actions and programmes to protect the rights and[more]

The main goal of the Regional Public Organisation Crisis Center "Hope" is to attract the attention of the population to the social problems of the family, as violations of human rights.

The organisation provides assistance in implementing joint actions and programmes to protect the rights and legitimate interests of citizens in crisis situations and victims of violence.

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Diakonie of the ECCB

Prague, Czech Republic

The Diakonie in Prague offers social care services to persons in need, in difficult and crisis situations. SOS centrum daily crisis service provides therapeutic programmes for perpetrators of domestic violence, and a programme for couple's therapy for cases of mutual partner violence.

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Dissens - Institute for Education and Research

Berlin, Germany

Dissens - Institute for Education and Research practices intersectional and gender-sensitive research and is active in European networking. The institute has a focus on gender-based violence in close relationships.

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DNK - Association for nonviolent communication

Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Society for Non-violent Communication is a non-governmental, non-profit and humanitarian organization that deals with the prevention of violence in society and the spread of the principles of non-violent communication.

The organisation is the first NGO to offer a program of work for those who[more]

The Society for Non-violent Communication is a non-governmental, non-profit and humanitarian organization that deals with the prevention of violence in society and the spread of the principles of non-violent communication.

The organisation is the first NGO to offer a program of work for those who cause violence. Its intention is to solve the problem of violence comprehensively, prevent it and alleviate its consequences with programmes for those who experience violence. In addition, through various preventive and educational activities, we want to raise the awareness of professionals and the general public about the phenomenon of violence.

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Domestic Abuse Intervention Centre

Vienna, Austria

In each province of Austria there is at least one Domestic Abuse Intervention Centre (also called Centres for Protection against Violence/ Gewaltschutzzentrum). These centres were established in order to assist victims within the framework of police barring orders for perpetrators of domestic[more]

In each province of Austria there is at least one Domestic Abuse Intervention Centre (also called Centres for Protection against Violence/ Gewaltschutzzentrum). These centres were established in order to assist victims within the framework of police barring orders for perpetrators of domestic violence. Intervention Centres offer free support and counselling services. Every victim of domestic violence and stalking is welcome.

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Estonian Women's Shelters Union

Tallinn, Estonia

The Estonian Women's Shelter Union is an open and democratic form of cooperation between women's associations aimed at shaping common positions of women in important social issues and in dialogue with the public authorities to promote participatory democracy and equality between women and men.

The[more]

The Estonian Women's Shelter Union is an open and democratic form of cooperation between women's associations aimed at shaping common positions of women in important social issues and in dialogue with the public authorities to promote participatory democracy and equality between women and men.

The union follows the goals set by the Beijing Platform for Women of the 4th World Conference on Women in achieving women's rights and achieving equality between women and men and the goals and principles of the Council of Europe, the European Union and the EWL (European Women's Lobby).

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European Family Justice Center Alliance

Zwolle, Netherlands

The EFJCA contributes firmly to the capacity building of professionals in contact with victims of all forms of violence against women and children. The EFJCA hereby focusses on enabling multi-disciplinary cooperation between professionals from different organisations. The sustainability of the FJCs[more]

The EFJCA contributes firmly to the capacity building of professionals in contact with victims of all forms of violence against women and children. The EFJCA hereby focusses on enabling multi-disciplinary cooperation between professionals from different organisations. The sustainability of the FJCs and affiliated multi-agency centers, and the monitoring of the quality of their work are leading in the efforts and long-term results. This is also achieved by a sustainable network enhancing mutual learning and strengthening.

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FMS - The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters

Helsinki, Finland

The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters, founded in 1945, is a nationwide child welfare organisation, that helps children and families in difficult and insecure situations and prevents domestic violence.

The Federation is the central organisation for its member associations throughout[more]

The Federation of Mother and Child Homes and Shelters, founded in 1945, is a nationwide child welfare organisation, that helps children and families in difficult and insecure situations and prevents domestic violence.

The Federation is the central organisation for its member associations throughout Finland. The members maintain 10 mother and child homes, six homes focusing on treatment of drug and alcohol-related problems and 11 shelters. Work with perpetrators is done by 16 member associations.

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FVGS Fachverband Gewaltberatung Schweiz

Bern, Switzerland

FVGS exists since 2010 as an organisation with the aim to support professional counselling for perpetrators. The association promote the exchange and postgraduate training for members, lobby on the national level and inform the public about domestic violence and the work with abuser

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Home for Children and Adult Victims of Domestic Violence "Duga-Zagreb"

Zagreb, Croatia

The Home for children and adult victims of domestic violence "Duga -Zagreb" opened in 2007 and was the first organisation active in this field in Zagreb.

Since 2005, the organisation has been active in children's and adult counselling for surviviors of domestic violence.

Starting in 2009,[more]

The Home for children and adult victims of domestic violence "Duga -Zagreb" opened in 2007 and was the first organisation active in this field in Zagreb.

Since 2005, the organisation has been active in children's and adult counselling for surviviors of domestic violence.

Starting in 2009, "Duga-Zagreb" offers psychosocial treatment for domestic violence perpetrators to stop violent behavior in the family and protect victims.

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Institute of Violence Prevention

Warsaw, Poland

The Institute of Violence Prevention works to prevent domestic violence by means of establishing conditions for perpetrators to change their behaviour, as well as through prevention and educational work.

To fulfill this vision, the institute conducts trainings for different types of institutions,[more]

The Institute of Violence Prevention works to prevent domestic violence by means of establishing conditions for perpetrators to change their behaviour, as well as through prevention and educational work.

To fulfill this vision, the institute conducts trainings for different types of institutions, including non-governmental organisations, Court and Prison Officers, Social Welfare Centres, Regional Social Policy Council, District Family Support Centres, Crisis Intervention Centres, as well as other social protection and inclusion units.

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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: 29.06.2018