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 47 members and are proudly active throughout Europe. Our member organisations practice responsible perpetrator work with a focus on victim and child safety.

Interactie Academie

Antwerp, Belgium

Founded in 1971, the Interactie Academie is an institute for systemic theory and practice. They offer various courses and trainings, focusing on assistance, work and organisation questions and mediation. Their programmes are aimed at people who work in the non-profit sector and with various[more]

Founded in 1971, the Interactie Academie is an institute for systemic theory and practice. They offer various courses and trainings, focusing on assistance, work and organisation questions and mediation. Their programmes are aimed at people who work in the non-profit sector and with various authorities. In addition to the training center, the institute has a group practice for therapy, coaching, mediation and supervision. The Interactie Academie is also the publisher of a trade journal: the "Systeemtheoretisch Bulletin".

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League of Open Men (LOM)

Prague, Czech Republic

The League of Open Men (LOM) promotes the quality of men's lives through supporting gender equality from men's perspectives. Among other issues, LOM focuses on violence prevention in close relationships (Men Against Violence Towards Women and Children Project). Additionally, LOM offers individual[more]

The League of Open Men (LOM) promotes the quality of men's lives through supporting gender equality from men's perspectives. Among other issues, LOM focuses on violence prevention in close relationships (Men Against Violence Towards Women and Children Project). Additionally, LOM offers individual counselling and group therapy to men who have anger issues and perpetrate violence against women and children. The organisation also runs the White Ribbon Campaign Czech Republic.

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LuxVitae

Pula, Croatia

The Association LuxVitae - Centre for the Promotion of Quality of Life, founded in 2008, was established to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and ill persons, human health protection, disease prevention and social exclusion.

In recent years, members of the association recognized the problem[more]

The Association LuxVitae - Centre for the Promotion of Quality of Life, founded in 2008, was established to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and ill persons, human health protection, disease prevention and social exclusion.

In recent years, members of the association recognized the problem of domestic violence as a burning problem in society. That is why they have been further educated in this area and initiated specific activities that include work with family violence.

 

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Männerberatung Wien

Vienna, Austria

The "Männerberatung Wien" is a counselling centre which offers psychological, psychotherapeutic, social and legal assistance, as well as a wide range of information and training opportunities on all sorts of topics that concern men today.

Additionally, they offer special programmes and counselling[more]

The "Männerberatung Wien" is a counselling centre which offers psychological, psychotherapeutic, social and legal assistance, as well as a wide range of information and training opportunities on all sorts of topics that concern men today.

Additionally, they offer special programmes and counselling for young people, LGBTIQ, fathers or compulsory parental counselling in case of mutual divorce.

Under the umbrella of men's counseling, the Institute for Forensic Therapy offers, among other things, anti-violence groups, training for nonviolent education or psychotherapy with sexual offenders.

 

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Männerbüro und Männerberatung Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria

The "Männerbüro und Männerberatung Salzburg" is a counselling and information centre for men. The organisation works with men and male youth with violent behaviour (assigned and voluntary perpetrators). Addiaionally, they are active in violence prevention for men, young men and male youth by[more]

The "Männerbüro und Männerberatung Salzburg" is a counselling and information centre for men. The organisation works with men and male youth with violent behaviour (assigned and voluntary perpetrators). Addiaionally, they are active in violence prevention for men, young men and male youth by offering workshops.

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Men of the 21st century

St. Petersburg, Russia

Men of the 21st Century founded the counselling centre “Alternative to Violence” in St. Petersburg with the support of Crisis Center for women. The counselling centre is the only work with perpetrator organisation in St. Petersburg and offers individual counseling and psychotherapy with men with[more]

Men of the 21st Century founded the counselling centre “Alternative to Violence” in St. Petersburg with the support of Crisis Center for women. The counselling centre is the only work with perpetrator organisation in St. Petersburg and offers individual counseling and psychotherapy with men with violent tendencies and want to change their future.

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MEND

Waterford, Ireland

MEND is a regional initiative, under the auspices of the South East Regional Planning Committee on Violence Against Women, in response to the Report by the Task Force on Violence against Women (1997) to work with male perpetrators of domestic abuse and provide an integrated partner support service. [more]

MEND is a regional initiative, under the auspices of the South East Regional Planning Committee on Violence Against Women, in response to the Report by the Task Force on Violence against Women (1997) to work with male perpetrators of domestic abuse and provide an integrated partner support service.

MEND helps with anger management in the Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford regions.

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MOVE

Ennis, Ireland

MOVE – Men Overcoming Violence works in the area of domestic violence, with a primary aim of supporting the safety and well-being of women and their children who are experiencing, or have experienced violence/abuse in an intimate relationship.

MOVE does this by facilitating men in a weekly group[more]

MOVE – Men Overcoming Violence works in the area of domestic violence, with a primary aim of supporting the safety and well-being of women and their children who are experiencing, or have experienced violence/abuse in an intimate relationship.

MOVE does this by facilitating men in a weekly group process that involves them taking responsibility for their violence and changing their attitude and behaviour. MOVE also provides all female partners/ex-partners of the men on the MOVE programmes information, support and safety planning during and after their partners/ex-partners attendance on the programme.

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Neustart

Vienna, Austria

NEUSTART is an Austrian association founded in 1957. They offer services throughout the country. NEUSTART focuses on dealing with the causes for criminal behaviour and offers resocialization assistance for offenders. The organisation works on de-escalation and constructive conflict settlement,[more]

NEUSTART is an Austrian association founded in 1957. They offer services throughout the country. NEUSTART focuses on dealing with the causes for criminal behaviour and offers resocialization assistance for offenders. The organisation works on de-escalation and constructive conflict settlement, prevention, help and support for victims.

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OPNA - Nacionalna mreža za tretman počinilaca nasilja u porodici

Kragujevac, Serbia

OPNA is the national network for the treatment of perpetrators of domestic violence. The organisation is a Serbian informal network of 8 organizations, established in 2015. The member organisations are situated in 8 cities in Serbia and deliver treatment for men who use intimate partner violence.[more]

OPNA is the national network for the treatment of perpetrators of domestic violence. The organisation is a Serbian informal network of 8 organizations, established in 2015. The member organisations are situated in 8 cities in Serbia and deliver treatment for men who use intimate partner violence. All members organisations follow the same programme standards.

Polskie Towarzystwo Interwencji Kryzysowej (PTIK)

Krakow, Poland

PTIK offers psychological and social assistance to individuals and groups in crisis situations, including in particular: victims of disasters, natural disasters and in transport accidents, victims of all kinds of discrimination, victims of violence, demoralization and addictions.

Additionally, the[more]

PTIK offers psychological and social assistance to individuals and groups in crisis situations, including in particular: victims of disasters, natural disasters and in transport accidents, victims of all kinds of discrimination, victims of violence, demoralization and addictions.

Additionally, the organisation represents the Polish Crisis Intervention Association towards state authorities, local government and national and international organisations and institutions.

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Pracownia Psychologii

Wroclaw, Poland

Dorota Dyjakon, doctor of psychology, director of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lower Silesia, psychotherapist certified by the Polish Federation of Psychotherapies and European Psychotherapist Certificate (ECP), cooperates with many centers dealing with psychotherapy, including[more]

Dorota Dyjakon, doctor of psychology, director of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lower Silesia, psychotherapist certified by the Polish Federation of Psychotherapies and European Psychotherapist Certificate (ECP), cooperates with many centers dealing with psychotherapy, including Institute of Health Psychology, Wroclaw Health Center, Polish Institute of NLP. Member of the Polish Federation of Psychotherapy, Polish Association of Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy, Polish Society for Research on Trauma and Work with Perpetrators European Network. She trains and conducts supervision for psychotherapists working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

Psychotherapy Training and Research Centre, University of Jyväskylä

Jyväskylän, Finland

The centre's research on psychotherapy and treatment processes has focused mainly on qualitative process analyses and on outcome studies. Another area of stuy is the effectiveness of a contextual behavioural science approach (i.e. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Functional Behavioural[more]

The centre's research on psychotherapy and treatment processes has focused mainly on qualitative process analyses and on outcome studies. Another area of stuy is the effectiveness of a contextual behavioural science approach (i.e. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Functional Behavioural Analysis) and of the Open Dialogue approach for severe mental health problems, such as psychosis and major depression.

Qualitative process studies using discursive, narrative and dialogical methods of analysis are performed in treatments undertaken here. These include individual, as well as couple and family therapy processes and groups, especially those for male perpetrators of violence.

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Reception Against Domestic Violence Uppsala (MVU)

Uppsala, Sweden

MVU wants to contribute to safe and secure home environments and close relationships. The organisation works in different ways to prevent violence in close relationships, but primarily by targeting people who exercise violence or use coercive-controlling behaviour in their close relationships. This[more]

MVU wants to contribute to safe and secure home environments and close relationships. The organisation works in different ways to prevent violence in close relationships, but primarily by targeting people who exercise violence or use coercive-controlling behaviour in their close relationships. This work takes into account the consequences for those exposed to violence, which means that MVU's efforts also include help and support for relatives. Children's needs and circumstances are taken into account in particular.

Additionally, MVU is active in research, knowledge-exchange and gives trainings to relevant stakeholders.

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Respect

London, United Kingdom

Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with adults who perpetrate domestic violence, with Male victims of domestic violence and young people using violence in close relationships.

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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