4 November 2015, Wednesday
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The Dutch National Police contribute to several UN/EU missions in (former) crisis-conflict areas such as Afghanistan, Mali, Kosovo, and South Sudan. Gender is a main topic for the police force with a special focus on the role of women in security in crisis-conflict areas. During the workshop, we share experiences of Dutch police officers working on the gender topic in Afghanistan, Kosovo and South Sudan.

Organisation: Dutch police

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: South America
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Joke Florax
Marijn Boschman
Marjolein van der Hart

Shamwari Yemwanasikana is a community based organisation. Statistics indicate that from 2012 to the first quarter of 2014 a total number of 3 571 women and 7 411 female juveniles were raped. We are concerned with girls’  and protecting her from issues who can destroy her dreams and full development.   We promote education initiatives, awareness campaigns, programmes with toddlers, men and boys forums, workshops with stakeholders, train women and girls on income generation projects and do have parental and guardian discussion groups. We encourage empowerment efforts through entrepreneurial and sustainable projects for improved standards of living.

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Europe 1
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Ekenia Chifamba

Cuando una mujer vive violencia y decide poner fin al ciclo de la misma a través de la realización una denuncia contra los agresores, en la mayoría de las ocasiones tienen que abandonar sus hogares junto con sus hijas e hijos para comenzar una nueva vida con “nuevas oportunidades”. Ante ésta situación, con el objetivo de que las mujeres puedan desarrollarse económicamente en beneficio de sus familias es necesario la implementación de programas como: Guarderías de tiempo completo, instituciones educativas de tiempo completo, por lo menos el nivel básico y apoyos de vivienda para las mujeres sobrevivientes de la violencia.

Women who decide to break the cycles of violence in which they have been trapped by reporting the abuse they have suffered to legal authorities face new challenges. The majority of these women and their children must leave their homes behind in search of new opportunities for rebuilding their lives. However, they cannot achieve economic independence and eventually support their families without the help of programmes that provide full-time childcare centres, full-time learning centres that offer them the opportunity to obtain at least a basic education and housing assistance.

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Europe 2
Spanish
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Elsa Simon Ortega

In Thailand,  economic independence was believed to be a main factor to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV). However, many women who are able to fulfill their economic independence still remain in the relationship with partners after the violence. My study showed that main reasons of women remaining in the relationship with partners after facing IPV were 1) Still love their partners 2)To preserve the family. Only few women stay for economic reasons. These findings demonstrated that social factors were an important component for Thai women to remain in the relationship with partners after experienced IPV.  

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Asia
English
Lecture

Housing providers have the opportunity to enforce protection and prevent further abuse against women, but lack the awareness, capacity and mandate to do so.  The Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance in the UK aims to improve the housing sector’s response to abuse by implementing a process which assesses providers and supports them to improve their practice and services. In the Netherlands the “Reporting Code” does not include the housing sector but Kadera is exploring the possibilities to change this using the example from UK.

Organisations:
Peabody (UK)
Kadera (NL)

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Africa
English
Workshop

Advice for Life is a social programme for battered women.  It offers women the tools to regain their courage and financial independency by capacity building on financial, legal and social matters.  Annually, over 500 women are supported by the project and 73% report they feel able to cope with their own financial situation. A successful cooperation between NGO’s and financial service providers, facilitated by the Mary Foundation.

Organisations:
The Mary Foundation, Nykredit/Østifterne (Financial Service Provider), Mothers' Aid and LOKK (National Organization of Women's Shelters in Denmark). 


Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Everest 1+2
English
Lecture and Q&A

Dorte Fredskilde Braad
Louise Bank

Over 25,000 women work in prostitution in the Netherlands. Most are from economically-deprived regions in Eastern Europe and highly at risk of exploitation. Not For Sale is an international organisation that provides job training and access to dignified employment to survivors of human trafficking. In Amsterdam Not for Sale runs a catering business that has companies as the HEMA as customers. There are plans for opening a restaurant in which they work together with a school for vocational training and with shelters for victims of trafficking. They are supported by the Rabobank Foundation.


Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Mississippi
English
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Speaker(s)
Toos Heemskerk

Three Canadian organisations with a different path to a similar (evolutionary) goal: to increase community capacity to respond to violence against women. What are key components for a successful long-lasting collaboration with different partners in government, social services and community organisations? 

Organisations:
Calgary Domestic Violence Collective, Central Alberta Women Emergency Shelter, Chrysalis House Association


Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Yangtze 2
English
Round table with presentations & discussion

Violence Against Women is the most oppressive and pervasive violation of women’s human rights and is an impediment to achieving gender equality, as well as promoting peace and development. Ilitha Labantu feels that economic empowerment of women is crucial in the fight to eliminate VAW. By utilizing community mobilisation to reduce the extent and impact of domestic violence, we mobilize women to participate in programs that can benefit them economically. Cooperatives and food gardens are an example of these initiatives.

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Amazon Foyer
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Mandisa Monakali

A case study of GreenHouse17, a regional domestic violence shelter program serving central Kentucky. The agency's delivery of traditional survivor services is enhanced by a community-sponsored farm. The farm provides a nature-based healing environment for survivors, while offering workplace and small business training to encourage self-sufficiency. This innovative model provides a road map for Shelter’s to develop alternative programming that complements their mission while generating unrestricted revenue to invest in programs and survivors. GreenHouse17 has received the Mary Byron Project Celebrating Solutions Award, two prestigious Social Innovation awards, and was a national finalist for Partnership for Freedom Re-Imagine Opportunity competition.

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Kilimanjaro 1
English
Lecture

Thérèse Evers, a former Vice Police Detective and educator on the topic of fighting sexual violence at the Police Academy. Her semi-autobiographical book, “The sum of its parts” was recently published in the Netherlands. In this novel, she explores her own violent past and her choice for the police profession. She shares her opinion about the need of a “moral witness”, in order to limit damage. A personal inside lecture of a woman survivor about emotional, social and economic impact of child abuse. 

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Kilimanjaro 2
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Therese Evers

The Women-shelter Maria Amor in Cuenca, Ecuador founded together with a group of survivors of violence a business-association, which is running a training center and three small businesses. The goal is to train women, strengthen their abilities to make decisions, give them access to their own money and open opportunities to find a job. In this presentation we focus on the difficulties and success-strategies to run a profitable business with a social focal point.

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: North America
English
Panel session

How digital technology is transforming hopes and dreams into reality.  
After a traumatic experience, there is an opportunity for positive personal growth. The mission of the NGO is to empower women though the power of digital media for social and economic progress by providing a platform where they can share their experiences, learn and develop new ICT skill sets which can turn into earning income. This allows women to break free from the cycle of helplessness. Success stories from around the globe will be shared.  

Organisation
Chunri Choupaal (International)

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Europe 2
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Iffat Gill

Depuis que je suis en France, j’ai rencontré plusieurs femmes qui ont réussi à monter leur projet d’activités sous la forme de l’auto-entreprenenariat, d’une entreprise féminine ou comme membre d’une coopérative, d’une scop… D’autres femmes qui rêvent de créer un projet de création d’activités ou d’autres encore qui ont pu échouer dans une précédente expérience ne veulent pas renoncer et sont motivées pour recommencer.  Toutes ces femmes ont toutes des atouts en commun :  …elles sont créatives et passionnées par ce qu’elles créent. Elles croient en l’entrepreneuriat féminin et elles aspirent à trouver leur autonomie financière et sociale par la création et le développement de leur activité pour un devenir meilleur. Elles cherchent à être connues, reconnues

Since I arrived in France, I have met a number of women that have succeeded in establishing their business, successful or not. as a sole trader, a women's enterprise or as a member of a cooperative, a worker cooperative. Other women that dream of creating a project to develop their business or others who have failed in a previous undertaking and do not want to give up as they are motivated to try again. All these women share certain strengths: they are creative and passionate about what they do. They believe in female entrepreneurship and they aspire to achieving financial and social independence through creating and developing their business for a better future. They seek to be known, recognised in the business activity they undertake, they want to promote the quality and the originality of their know-how.  Women who are victims of violence can find confidence, discover their talents and become liberated by developing their creativity with total confidence.

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Asia
French
Lecture

The White Ribbon Campaign UK has awarded White ribbon status to more than 60 public authorities, overseeing the lives of 10 million women, including the Government of Wales., the cities of  Swansea, Cardiff,York, Leeds and Hull, Each authority submits an action plan detailing how they are going to work on raising awareness particularly among men of the need to speak out and challenge negative gender stereotypes which underpin abuse. The workshop will include a discussion of how the Award can still be improved further.   


Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Africa
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Chris Green

Saathi Women’s Shelter in Nepal is running a self- sustainable programme. They provide skills training to survivors in the shelter. The purpose of the training is that after six months, they developed self-confidence and are ready for reintegration in society and are economically empowered..


Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Summit Foyer
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Uma rl Shah

In Washington DC, survivors of domestic violence often face homelessness when they seek to leave an abusive situation, due to the lack of available shelter and affordable housing options.  The District Alliance for Safe Housing has been piloting the Survivor Resilience Fund (SRF) to provide fast, targeted financial assistance to help survivors avoid homelessness and achieve safety from abuse.  This workshop will discuss the project and the preliminary research findings by evaluators at Michigan State University, including a discussion of the project’s design, survivors’ feedback in 1, 3, and 6 month interviews, and implications for the field.

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Yangtze 2
English
workshop

Speaker(s)
Cris Sullivan
Margaret Hacskaylo
Heather Bomsta

Standing stronger together, that's the strength of a cooperative. It is also the idea behind the Rabobank Foundation, Rabobank's social fund. Investing in people's self-sufficiency is their most important task. Not only in the Netherlands, but far beyond it. For example in India, a country where a large part of its rural population lives below the poverty line. Rabobank Foundation is supporting a dairy cooperative to help women to become more self-sufficient. In this workshop more information will be shared about Rabobank Foundation and this project

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Mississippi
English
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2 examples of –award winning - good practices from Australia and Sweden.
The two presentations have in common that they aim to reach young people, boys and girls, because they can play a keyrole in violence prevention. Outcomes of Dutch research about prevention of Intergenerational transmission will give input to a discussion about factors that are crucial for a successful prevention programme.

Participating organisations:
Australia: Centre for Non-Violence
The Netherlands: Atria and Verweij-Jonker (expected)
Sweden: Sweden 1000Möjligheter

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Oceania
English
Workshop

EN Power is building an international network of women shelters offering an entrepreneurship program. Countries starting the programme include Pakistan, Macedonia, Zambia and Barbados so across the globe. In the lecture we can share research, experiences and testimonials.

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Everest 1+2
English
Lecture

The Discovery House Community Housing Program utilizes ‘Housing First’ approach in providing rental supplements and case management in order to mitigate homelessness for women fleeing domestic violence while building capacity and confidence, leading to independence from the program. The program offers financial and emotional support to women and their children for up to 24 months. Intensive Case Management, Mental Health Supports, Child and Youth Specialists along with Housing Liaison provide client centered response to meet the needs of these victims.


Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Europe 1
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Brigitte Baradoy

We will outline how the peer model offers a unique way for women healing from domestic violence to grow through shared experiences. Peer programs provide an opportunity to build social supports, share personal experiences and learn from each other’s stories for participants and volunteer facilitators equally in a joint healing journey. The workshop will include case studies, service delivery methods, evaluation. Participants will learn the methodology of how to deliver effective peer based programs and the ease with which they could deliver this type of program in their jurisdiction.   

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Kilimanjaro 1
English
Workshop

Intersectionality refers to the interplay between gender, race and class that results in varying degrees of disadvantage. It is interesting to notice that experiences of migrant women tend to be explained exclusively by focusing on their cultural background. However, is it possible to understand these women and their problems regarding violence without paying attention towards their social and economic class background?

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Amazon Foyer
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Janine Janssen

There are complex problems women face when they have experienced physical/economic/financial abuse, talk on recommendations and measures for support and advice for agencies.  We have established the Financial Inclusion Project: provide a specialist financial inclusion service to women affected by domestic violence; work with local banks/financial institutions to help develop knowledge of domestic violence and financial abuse promote the importance of, and engage staff from, media organisations in the project to improve accuracy in reports of domestic violence. Disseminate good practice, and the feasibility of replicating the model developed, to improve support provided for victims of financial abuse. 

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Central America
English
Panel session

Speaker(s)
Michaila Tope

Innovative ways of supporting women survivors is the goal of the organization. It leads to the importance of safe spaces for women to strengthen and uphold themselves and their families' dignity.  The presentation will also attempt to make a connection with the overall theme of Strengthening Global and Regional networks solidarity.


Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Kilimanjaro 2
English
Panel session

Speaker(s)
Mary Balikungeri

Fenneke Goutbeek is a police officer working with themes of sexual violence, human trafficking and child pornography. Seven years ago, she began drawing and painting and chooses to work with pastels. Her artwork consists of women portraits, women from different countries and cultures. Some of her drawings will be displayed at the conference. In addition to drawing, she also instructs how to work with the pastels in her workshops.


www.pasteltekenen.nl

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Partner Plaza
English
creative workshop

Speaker(s)
Fenneke Goutbeek

Our emergency shelter and robust youth services increases support capacity with the coupling of our comprehensive follow-up services and our Engagement Model of Advocacy. This continuum of services promotes survivor connection, engagement, and empowerment. We have evolved our trauma-informed and culturally responsive advocacy to include the modalities of Assertive Engagement (AE) and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS). This unique approach supports self-identified goals, community investment and connection with resources. We have already seen the difference it makes in survivors’ lives. This model’s influence on survivors’ futures will have continued impact within our organization, our community, and the larger movement.

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Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Central America
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Christina McGovney
Sarah Nedeau
Lindsey Vold

Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The documentary follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole, and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist. The critically acclaimed film was nominated for an Emmy last year in the category of Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking and is currently screening in communities, universities, and film festivals worldwide. Our website now has over 1,500,000 visitors and has become one of the foremost global resources for information about sexual violence. In this session, Linor Abargil will present excerpt from the film, speak about her story, and answer questions.


Wednesday 4 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Oceania Foyer
English
Movie

Speaker(s)
Linor Abargil

The majority of women reporting domestic violence are in paid employment. This workshop will highlight good practices to prevent unemployment and homelessness because of Domestic Violence, and shows growing cooperation between employers, Unions and NGO’s.
Representatives of the International DV at Work Network will describe ground breaking partnerships with unions in Australia and Canada to provide workplace protections.
The Kering Foundation and 3 NGO’s from France, Italy and UK will present their partnership in training staff of their companies to support employees that suffer from (domestic) violence.
Discussion with audience: how can we enlarge this movement to different parts of the world?

Organisations 
Safe at home, safe at work; Kering Foundation, DIRE, FNSF and Women’s Aid: 

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Yangtze 1
English
Round table with presentations and discussion.

One of the biggest reasons women stay in abusive relationships is a lack of financial independence. Women need life skills that empower and will help them identify economic opportunities.Rozan has an innovative model that helps their participants and they will also share challenges with policy gaps and best practices.

NVR & Federatie Opvang will share their new empowerment method called "New Future" that transitions women on welfare to self-sufficiency and how their piloted program brought strong results. Both organisation inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit. 

Organisations
Rozan (Pakistan)
NVR & Federatie Opvang (Netherlands)

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Amazon
English
Workshop

Research in Taiwan aims to understand what women need in independent living after shelter, through the “Last Mile Program”. Women are trained in skills they need to build a network in their new community, wherever they move to. Presentations and discussion.

Organisations
Garden of Hope (Taiwan)

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Antarctica
English
Panelsession with presentations

Young people entering high security refuges have historically disengaged from school for a period of time. An innovative partnership between Safe Futures Foundation and the Department of Education has enabled the development of an on-site classroom which provides individualised short-term learning support, manages student transfers & re-enrollment & minimises interruptions to students learning during a critical time of transition for families whilst in emergency & crisis housing. The ultimate goal is to keep young people engaged in their studies, return young people to their current school, or support their enrollment in a new school. 

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Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Oceania Foyer
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Janine Mahoney

Led By HER helps, with two business schools (IESEG and ESCP), women who have suffered from violence to rebuild their lives around an entrepreneurial project. Videos show how this programme has changed their lives. We are working with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie to replicate our model in Tunisia. We share our curriculum and experience mobilizing the community to give women a second chance to build an autonomous future for themselves, leaving the cycle of dependency. We share inspiring and thought-provoking insight with other participants to search for solutions in their contexts. 

 


Wednesday 4 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: North America
English
Panel session

Speaker(s)
Chiara Condi

Shelter woman without documents in the Netherlands. Where do they live? How does their life look like? In this poster presentation an example of a shelter for women without documents.


Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 17.00
Room: Partner Plaza
English
Poster presentation

Speaker(s)
Suzanne Hautvast

The UN Joint Program delivered by 5 UN Agencies (UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNODC, UNDP)  addresses gaps and challenges of delivering quality services for women and girls experiencing violence. The aim is to develop a global-level framework and an internationally-defined package of quality guidelines for the provision of essential services for responding to their needs.  The workshop will introduce the Essential Services with an emphasis on Social Services for protection, support and recovery and an overview of the Coordination and Governance Guidelines as an essential component of delivering quality services.

Organisations
United Nations Population Fund and UN Women


Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 17.00
Room: Yangtze 2
English
Workshop

Plantear propustas de sostenibilidad para los Centros de Apoyo Integral para mUjeres sobrevivientes de violencia- CAIMUS, son centros especializados para abordar integralmente el problema de la violencia contra las mujeres, cuentan con dos estrategias una de empoderamiento con 8 àreas de atencion que incluye Albergue Temporal y la de estrategia de Intervención que coadyuva a la respuesta estrategica para la defensa de los derechos humanos de las mujeres, y acceso a la justicia.

This session will explore sustainability proposals for Centres of Comprehensive Support for Women Survivors of Violence (CAIMUs). CAIMUs are centres that provide a comprehensive response to gender-based violence by means of a two-pronged strategy: one based in empowerment, which offers assistance in eight key areas including temporary shelter, and another focusing on intervention that supports strategies designed to defend women’s human rights and access to justice. 


Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Summit Foyer
Spanish
Roundtable session

Speaker(s)
Giovana Lemus

Accessibility to the built environment is identified as a key factor in ensuring inclusion and prevention of violence against children and women with and without disabilities. Physical accessibility is challenging as the topography where shelters/ survivor homes are provided. They are usually full of barriers and out of bound. Access to community facilities including water, sanitation, schools, health and food distribution centres follow no guiding code of universal accessibility. Advocacy on accessibility implementation, finances related to refurbishment, planning and sustainable management makes it easy to live a life of independence, dignity and reduce vulnerability and violence linked with inaccessible services. 

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Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Europe 1
English
Panel session

Speaker(s)
Anjlee Agarwal

Research about gender in the Dutch national newspapers concludes that stories of women are likely not to be told. So why would men and politician change? In Victoria (Australia) violence services joint forces with other sectors to change media reporting of violence against women and subsequently successfully influenced government policy and action.

The 3rd presenter will demonstrate practical ways in working with women-survivors and media. Participants will receive practical examples, strategies tools, and tips for different kind of media, to develop media advocacy campaigns.

 

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Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Mississippi
English
Panel with 3 (interactive) presentations.

Two concrete examples of Men Engage projects. From Pakistan the White Ribbon Campaign to show men that masculinity can be used in a positive direction against violence and sexual abuse.
The Man Up campaign in Ireland asks men to stand against domestic violence and to support women and children.
A critical dialogue with input from Canada - about engaging men and the tensions that sometimes exists between the Men Engage movement and Women’s Organisation - will close this session.

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Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Yangtze 1
English
Panelsession with two presentations and discussion

A partir de la experiencia continuada durante más de una década en centros de acogida para mujeres víctimas de violencia de género en Andalucía, se ofrece una reflexión crítica sobre prácticas profesionales desde la intervención social, partiendo de conceptos como la agencia o el empoderamiento de las mujeres. Se presenta como caso práctico el servicio de atención integral en Andalucía, que surge en 1998 a raíz de la muerte trágica de Ana Orantes, como una experiencia pionera en el contexto del estado español. No obstante, transcurridos casi veinte años desde su creación, con la amenaza de los recortes en servicios públicos que azota Europa, se hace necesaria una reflexión crítica acerca de su alcance y efectividad.

 

Social intervention amongst women who are victims of violence in Spain: general points and a practical case of integrated care in Andalucía

A critical reflection on professional practices in social intervention, starting with concepts such as the agency or empowerment of women, based on more than a decade of ongoing experience at reception centres in Andalucía for women who are victims of gender-based violence. A practical example is presented of an integrated care service in Andalucía, set up in 1998 following the tragic death of Ana Orantes, and which was a pioneering experience in Spain. However, almost twenty years since it was established, and threatened by cuts to public services that have affected the whole of Europe, a critical analysis is required on its scope and effectiveness.


Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: South America
Spanish
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The Center Against Domestic Violence was the first organization in New York State incorporated to end domestic violence.  Its Women's Survival Space shelter was the first publicly funded domestic violence shelter in New York and the seventh in the US. Public funding brings with it stability to offer services, but also government restrictions on the services we can offer.  Here is a look at the pluses and minuses of this model.


Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: South America
English
Roundtable session

Speaker(s)
Judith Kahan

Domestic violence survivors have a variety of needs which can make providing confidential, safe and restorative shelter services to victims challenging. In this workshop, we will describe how DASH uses a low-barrier, voluntary services, and trauma-informed approach to provide services to survivors. In order to best implement this approach, staff must be empowered and self-determining. We will discuss DASH’s transformational coaching program as a management strategy for promoting good communication, sound judgment, conflict- and change-management skills, and emotional intelligence amongst staff. We will conclude by sharing findings from a collaborative evaluation study with researchers from Michigan State University that explored how having an empowering, voluntary, survivor-centered philosophy influenced staff behavior and promoted survivors’ empowerment and self-determination.   

Presenters: Dr. Nkiru Nnawulezi, Michigan State University; Margaret (Peg) Hacskaylo, Emma Kupferman and Suzanne Marcus from the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), Washington, DC

 

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Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: North America
English
Workshop

Hidden Violence and then what?  A probing, informative film about the subject of child abuse and its long term consequences,  complemented by a lecture.  Those growing up with abuse and neglect often find it difficult or impossible to express their true feelings. They experience life as a constant battle.  Lack of safety, security and love makes way for yers of searching for a way to process those feelings and for recognition and acceptance, in order to break the vicious circle. The openness of all those involved reinforce the urgency of child abuse and makes the pain and helplessness tangible.  

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Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: WF Theater
English
Other formats

Speaker(s)
Hameeda Lakho

The Taipei Lan-Hsin Shelter (urban) and Taidong Hsing-Tian-di Shelter (rural), were chosen out of seven shelters, for a study to compare women’s shelters in urban and rural areas. . This study examines the difference in the number of days victims can reside in shelters, also assessing whether the number of days victims may reside in emergency housing stipulated by the government meets practical needs. The study provides recommendations for developing, operating and providing more satisfactory emergency housing services. 

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Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Europe 1
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Pei-Yu Lai

Through analyzing women’s shelters which have supported domestic violence victims as a pioneer, we do have the actual condition of domestic violence victim’s support in Japan. According to the survey, most of women’s shelter are small-scaled and have difficulties of its operation such as financial deficiency and shortage of staffs and volunteers You will hear about how women’s shelters operate and suggestions about the future..  However, women’s shelters supported domestic violence victims by women’s will and led domestic violence support in Japan. I will show more data regarding how women’s shelters operate and keep organization and suggest the way of women’s shelters for the future. 


Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Europe 2
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Mariko Ogawa

This is an investigation of the effectiveness of services provided to domestic violence victims at Kagisano Society Women’s Shelter Project. The assessment will be made using a ‘best practice’ standard established by the National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence in Canada. The variables that were used to measure ‘best practice’ were accessibility, shelter policies, funding, programming, victim empowerment, training and capacity building, organizational partnerships, advocacy, administrative and monitoring and evaluation.    

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Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Asia
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Tia Truss

Provision of a Seamless Service Delivery offers linked interventions amongst key players existing within a society to support survivors of GBV. Implemented by Aurat Foundation in Pakistan it proposes combating VAW and minimizes subsequent institutional discrimination against the survivors.  Establishing hubs of shelters with government and private partnership offers systematic approach to deal with the issue of VAW. The hub of shelters is a chain of institutions offering legal support to survivors.  The hub engages key stakeholders like police, women commissions, judicial institutions and civil society.   


Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Oceania Foyer
English
Panel session

Speaker(s)
Rabeea Hadi

L’objectif est de présenter les difficultés d’accès aux droits et aux services sociojudiciaires rencontrées par les femmes immigrantes violentées vivant de multiples problématiques sociales (violence conjugale, familiale, exploitation sexuelle, traite, mariage forcé, etc.) et les impacts sur les maisons d’hébergement : ressources financières et humaines restreintes et charge de travail croissante (traduction de documents, frais d’interprétariats, accompagnements sociojudiciaires multiples : instances judiciaire, policière, immigration, médicale, aide-sociale, etc.). Nous échangerons avec l’auditoire afin de peaufiner une stratégie de gestion, de financement et de plaidoyer pour les maisons d’hébergement permettant d’offrir des services optimisés répondant aux besoins complexes des femmes immigrantes.

The objective is to present the difficulties of access to rights and socio-judicial services experienced by immigrant women who are victims of violence and are confronted with multiple social issues (intimate partner violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, slavery, forced marriage etc.) and the impact on shelters: limited financial and human resources and an increasing workload (translating documents, interpreting fees, multiple socio-judicial chaperone situations: judicial, police, immigration, medical and social aid proceedings etc.). We will exchange thoughts with the audience in order to refine a management and finance strategy and to advocate for shelters allowing the provision of services that are optimised and that respond to the complex needs of immigrant women.


Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Central America
French
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Manon Monastesse

Violence against women in Cameroon is a problem because the state condones cultural practices that degrade women and lack political will to protect women.  The suffering and pains women experience are barely known because by tradition, they are required to protect families and to keep family problems within the family circle and behind closed doors. To address this issue, the Centre for Human Rights has developed a multifaceted innovative approach to eradicate GBV. This include advocacy, providing a safe space for survivors, legal representation, counselling opportunities and life skill opportunities for economic sustainability.

Organisation:
Centre for Human Rights and Peace Advocacy
Cameroon

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Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Kilimanjaro 1+2
English
Workshop

Due to life changing events to two shelters in Canada, it led them to begin a journey towards trauma informed practice model. The presentations will enlighten strategic partnership, but will also provide participants with practical tools and resources. It will highlight the benefits of and how this practice can be integrated into any organization in order to ensure the women and children receive the most comprehensive and trauma informed care.

Organisations
Women’s Habitat, Center for Women and Families, Rowan House

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Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: North America
English
Panel session with 3 presentations and Q&A

Family Justice Centers are multidisciplinary centers where agencies permanent assign staff members in order to provide all services to victims of domestic violence and their families from one location. The overall goal is to ensure that victims are able to access all the services, support and help they need. Since 2013 in Europe 9 FJC's are developed successfully in N.Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Poland. They are united in the European Family Justice Center Alliance. This presentation gives more information about the structure/effectiveness of the FJC’s and how victims benefit from this multi-agency approach.

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Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Mississippi
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Bert Groen
Gerianne Rozema
Pascale Franck

Let's stop talking about survivors and start talking with them. 2 survivors will be hosts together with a professional. They will explain the importance of survivor voices in policy-making and involving them in the day-to-day running of women's shelters. This will not only improve quality of care, but also strengthen them to take charge of their own lives and feel empowered.
The aim of this workshop is to actively exchange ideas and experiences from different continents and contexts on the following question: how can your organization combat violence against women differently by giving victims/survivors themselves a stronger voice.

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Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Amazon Foyer
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Inge Verdaasdonk
Maartje Sofia den Hoedt
Sanne te Pas

Canada's Rowan House, Australia’s Annie North and the Dutch Orange House show how innovation of their shelters affected the lives of women and children as well as their connection to the wider community. They will discuss strategical, financial, practical and staff-related challenges as well as successful partnerships and coalitions. Which vision underlies the changes they made and how was growth realized? Find out how these shelters came out stronger and improved their services for both women and children.

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Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Oceania
English
Workshop

Raising awareness of involved services with the aim to reduce violence against women and domestic violence. How do we create greater commitment and accountability?

A major theme that transcends geographical borders relates to what we can do in order to raise awareness of involved services. For services that are confronted with violence against women and domestic violence, the suffering of families often remains hidden and anonymous. The film ‘Singing in the Dark’ evokes, despite the international differences, an unambiguous picture amongst its viewers. It is a film that appeals to everyone. The viewer feels the emotional pain of both the victim and offender.

Shame and powerlessness dominate but also the question of guilt, the grief and the 'good intentions' are visualized. The movie Singing in the Dark appeals to the universal right of every human being on loving attention, unconditional love and mental stability. English subtitles. Available (with subtitles) in 7 languages.

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Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: WF Theater
English
Movie

Speaker(s)
Matthieu Goedhart

The key of effective prevention and sustainable change lies in challenging violent masculinities and rigid gender roles. A joint presentation from Unizon and Men for Gender Equality will explore how this is done in Sweden and Russia. A Male leadership approach was developed in Canada, that incorporates Gender Based Violence, including VAW and male on male violence. A website was designed for and by men and based on how men want to engage.

Organisations:
Canada: Interval House of Hamilton
Sweden: Unizon and Men for Gender Equality

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Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Yangtze 1
English
Panelsession with two presentation and discussion.

Heartbeat is a theater performance, played by Dutch women survivors with a different cultural background. Some of them fled to a shelter, others followed a different path. The women that perfom in the play are supported by a professional theatre company and director. For this special occasion they made an English version.


Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 17.00
Room: Amazon
English
Theater performance

A discussion about challenges and learnings of a 13 year journey from a small service working with women and children escaping domestic violence to one that works with whole families where men have used violence and abuse against their female partners and children. Our journey has taken-in learning from the Duluth model to narrative feminist approaches. Staying true to the organisation’s vision of "Gender and Social Equality in a Violence-Free World", this center has gone beyond the limitations of funding bodies to develop an innovative integrated program.


Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Africa
English
workshop

Speaker(s)
Cheryl Munzel

Violence against women is a complex problem that requires a mixture of population based interventions and individual support to be adequately addressed. A collaboration may include service hubs that would provide access to a range of services under one roof; this is called a co-location model of service where a multi-disciplinary team of professionals provide key services.


Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Oceania Foyer
English
Workshop

The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) works to create a world free from violence and abuse supporting forty-two member organizations in providing innovative accountable shelter and outreach services to over 15,000 women and children fleeing family violence every year.  ACWS is currently supporting Alberta’s second-stage shelters capacity for data gathering, analysis and reporting to inform practice, enhance service delivery and position housing and support needs of abused women and children at the forefront of Alberta’s new housing strategy.  The conference presentation will provide highlights and results of this two year action-based collaborative research project including recommendations for advocacy.

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Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Oceania
English
Panel session

Speaker(s)
Carolyn Goard

Woman to Woman's Jerusalem Shelter is the largest domestic violence refuge in Israel – both in capacity and in the array of services. The growth from a grassroots initiative to a professional agency has compelled our leadership to strategize and think creatively about how to recruit and bring together various organizational elements – paid staff, volunteer circles and funding partners. Despite ongoing challenges, Woman to Woman's relative success– spanning over more than three decades - can serve as a model for negotiating and integrating the complex and ever-changing web of relations between individual needs, professionalized care and communal involvement.


Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Europe 2
English
Lecture

This presentation explores the experience of one shelter's shift from the traditional 'safety planning' approach prevalent within the violence against women sector to a 'safety assessment' and 'risk management' approach. In this new model, the responsibility for the danger is more clearly placed on the perpetrator while emphasizing the strategies and protective actions available that may reduce a woman's vulnerability and exposure to harm. Innovative tools that promote an intersectional lens and build resiliency in both residents and staff will be provided. The Redwood is the only shelter in Canada known to be using this specific model.


Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Amazon Foyer
English
Presentation

Speaker(s)
Abi Ajibolade

In response to several deadly domestic violence cases, the mayor of Enschede, decided a different approach was needed on severe domestic violence in collaboration with the national justice department. It became clear that in all of the fatal cases, there was a lack of information exchange between professionals and not enough knowledge to assess the information and risks accurately, nor was a professional in charge. There was a need for accurate risk- assessment and to collect all the information, in addition, the local government needed to be in charge.

Since then, there is a weekly 'Code Red meeting', where all of the severe domestic violence and intimate terrorist cases are discussed. A forensic family psychologist, a substance abuse specialist, a police officer specialized in domestic violence, social worker, probation officers, child protection services, the justice department are all included. They can intervene immediately to lower the risk on domestic violence. The evaluation has taught us that the Code Red Approach is not only successful, the collaboration, particularly including a forensic psychologist, brings all of the professionals to a higher level.

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Wednesday 4 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Antarctica
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Jenny Hogenelst
Bert Selfhorst
Claudia Regelman
Esther Baas

Family Counselling Centres could be an appropriate model to prevent domestic violence as well as to work with victims and perpetrators in a patriarchal society like Armenia. This innovative idea was developed after research and extensive participatory discussion in the rural communities with both women and men. The Center focuses on psychological and juridical assistance, in addition to career development and relevant training for women and their families.

Organisation:
Center for the Development of Civil Society


Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Central America
English
Round table

Speaker(s)
Svetlana Aslanyan

Economic self-reliance is essential to shelter management and is detrimental to successful shelter practice. It is difficult to ensure continuity of shelter programs without putting into place an inbuilt sustainability measures after needs assessment.  Unfortunately, most shelters overlook economic sustainability until things turn bad and they have no funds to run thereby compromising the quality of their services.   In an age of dwindling funding, it is becoming increasingly important for shelters to move towards self-reliance for survival and continuity.

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Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Antarctica
English
Round table session

Speaker(s)
Edith Kanyingi

St. Anne’s home, a shelter who is more than a century old .had to rework its strategy in order to stay abreast with the ever changing economic climate. It was clear that a sustainability plan was needed; this was developed and implemented Recently, government conducted a performance monitoring of St. Anne's Homes.  The report concluded: The home performs at a mature and healthy level (95%)

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Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Africa
English
Other formats

Speaker(s)
Joy Lange

Stable funding is a cornerstone to operating a sustainable shelter. Shelters need to develop a network of public support to coincide with the government funding they often receive. By diversifying the funding base, with support from individuals, companies and foundations, women’s shelters will be better able to endure future recessions and government cutbacks, and most importantly, they will have the flexibility to develop new programs and plan for the future. This workshop will explore fundraising tactics and best practices tailored for use in women’s shelters. 

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Wednesday 4 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Kilimanjaro 1+2
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Lesley Ackrill

5 November 2015, Thursday
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KEY SPEAKERS

  • Corinne Dettmeijer (National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Childre
  • Special guest

Thursday 5 November
9.00 - 9.50
Room: WF Theater
English
with translation in French and Spanish

The Dutch approach of honor-based violence involves close collaboration between the police, women's shelters and partners like the Support Center Honor-related Violence Amsterdam.  Risk-assessment and support of victims to increase safety and to minimalize escalation-risks are key-factors in this approach. In this session opportunities and challenges are explored as well as possibilities for strengthening international collaboration to enhance safety of victims.

Organisations:
Dutch National Police, Support-Center Honor-related Violence Amsterdam, Movisie

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Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Oceania Foyer
English
Workshop

The Haven Wolverhampton, The Social Development Centre SABR, and The Crisis Centre for Women and Children Ekaterina will share their unique approach to supporting victims of domestic violence, developed as a result of almost 20 years of good practice and knowledge exchange between the three women’s NGOs from UK, Uzbekistan and Russia. The model of multi-agency working and social partnerships adapted to individual cultural environment delivers benefits and safety for women and children at risk in three very different countries.

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Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Yangtze 1
English
Panel session

Speaker(s)
Elvira Wilson

Domestic violence is not confined by borders. The number of people living in and traveling to foreign countries is growing at an exponential rate. There are several elements to consider when serving a foreign national victim of domestic violence. These elements include language barriers, safety planning, legal considerations including the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, cultural differences and general best practices. This presentation will provide service providers with the knowledge and necessary tools to best serve foreign national victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Organisation: Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC)

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Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Everest 2
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Alix Allison

In the current global conflicts between ISIS and local communities in Iraq, women became objects of political victory and defeat. When those victimized by ISIS escaped their enslavement, they did not find support within their patriarchal communities which considered them "dishonorable" and ündesired. OWFI was the first NGO to responded within days to women under ISIS, addressing them with feminist solidarity messages, promising protection for those who need it. In a country where the government does not see the need to protect women"from patriarchal violence, OWFI sets the model for other NGOs and for the future governmental missions. Addressing the need to international partners and allies was a main source of empowerment, and the Hague is one of the best places to get a response. OWFI has created a model of feminist struggle towards equality, which can be reproduced in many of the Mena countries which are subject to similar conflicts and challenges. The factors for creating and empowering this model are many, and they are the subject of this lecture.

Organisation:
Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq


Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Everest 1
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Yanar Mohammed

In the Arab region, only 3% of gender based violence is reported. There is deep rooted stigma of the patriarchal society towards the victims, whose lives are threatened, blackmailed, out casted by family or forced to marry. In the workshop some good practices of how we managed to save women and empower them are shared, videos of the shelter and after care, as well as our ways of advocacy and experiences of Sub Saharan and Syrian trafficked women in cooperation with Shelters from Jordan, Denmark and Tunisia.f


Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Europe 1
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Fatima Outaleb

"Women’s Protection Centers in Afghanistan: Women’s Shelters Working Together to Empower Women"

This panel discussion hosted by the Colombo Plan, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), and UN Women will focus on the positive steps taken and challenges faced by Afghanistan civil society organizations in their efforts to strengthen Women’s Protection Centres and improve the quality of multi-sectoral services they provide to women. The discussion will be situated within the tough realities facing women who seek justice and the obstacles to overcome to end violence against women. The panel will be facilitated by an Afghanistan shelter expert, and will include Deputy Minister Fawzia Habibi, of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and representatives from the Afghan Shelter Network.


Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Mississippi
English
Panel discussion

Speaker(s)
Hangama Anwari

Joanne Van Beek and Petra Lewing had hosted eight 5 day retreats for women impacted by domestic abuse in their home country of Canada, when they received an invitation to host a healing retreat in Rwanda for women still suffering from abuse during and after the 1994 genocide. In March of 2015 they gathered with 20 other woman at the Gihinda Retreat Centre. The profound experience of the stories of abuse, terror, struggles, resilience and ultimately healing will be the topic of this presentation; the goal to share the freedom and joy the retreat participants experienced and open the discussion on how true healing can take place.

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Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Africa
English
Workshop

Collection of stories: The VVP will expand the current number of victim stories in its possessions by intensifying its engagement with carefully selected communities across the country. Stories will be recorded in writing, video, audio and still pictures. All of these stories shall then be compiled by region, events (like massacres), years etc. Sharing of stories:  The collected stories of victims will be shared using TV broadcasting, radio, website, a space at the museum furnished with audio-visuals and other multimedia tools.  


Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Central America
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Gideon Sarpong

Reintegration of victims of trafficking is the key-issue of this workshop.
Without the reintegration support, the root causes of trafficking are not dealt with and victims (and their families) risk further exclusion and even re-trafficking. The project Safe Return is a joint project of NGO’s in the Netherlands, Nigeria and Bulgaria. Victims of trafficking that want to return to their home country are supported by the Safe Future Methodology that is developed by CoMensha (the Dutch Foundation against Trafficking in Human Beings), women’s shelters and NGO’s in the Netherlands and in Nigeria and Bulgaria, two of the countries of origin of victims. Are safe return and reintegration possible and what are the success factors?

Organisations
Albania: Different & Equal
The Netherlands: Comensha, Het Kopland/Hanzehogeschool.
Expected: representatives from Bulgaria and Nigeria

 


Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Europe 2
English
Workshop with several presentations and discussion

Even though violence against women and girls happens in every country and continent, it would be more serious in the context of armed conflict; disaster and the culture tolerate violent behaviors of men. The joint panel session includes three presentations from three Asian countries stating different impacts on violence against women and girls, which are 1) Challenges from culture for women in coping with gender-based violence in Vietnam; 2) The effects of post-disaster to women's safe spaces in Nepal; 3) Violence against immigrant brides in Taiwan, challenges and breakthrough.

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Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Oceania
English
Panel session

In a patriarchal  society, the status of widows is dismal and their risk is very high to get exploited and abused. The death of a husband simultaneously marks the widow as inauspicious, sexually lacking. After becoming widow at young age, most of them have to take an informal job where they experience  all kinds of sexual and physical harassment. Lack safe spaces and shelters often force widows to remain with their husband's family as a free maid.


Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Asia
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Lily Thapa

La intervención de IDLO se centrará en una metodología innovadora para tratar la violencia de género, a través de una perspectiva general del estado de derecho; dicha metodología tiene como objetivo reducir las violaciones de los derechos humanos de las mujeres, ofrecer la protección y ayuda necesarias a las mujeres para empoderarlas en sus derechos con el fin de poder así acabar con el ciclo de violencia. A partir de las experiencias del establecimiento de centros para la protección de mujeres en Costa Rica y Honduras, la presentación resaltará el enfoque holístico a la prevención y la protección y el enfoque innovador centrado en la mujer, que va desde las propias beneficiarias hasta aquellos que hacen política.

IDLO’s intervention will focus on an innovative methodology to address gender-based violence through a holistic rule of law approach, aiming to reduce violations of women’s human rights, offer women protection and assistance and empower them on their rights so that the cycle of violence is broken. Drawing lessons from the experiences of setting up centres for the protection of women in Costa Rica and Honduras, the discussion will highlight a holistic approach to prevention and protection and the innovative women-centred approach that starts from direct beneficiaries and goes all the way up to policymakers. 


Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Europe 2
English
Lecture

We published 30 short stories of the sheltered women from Kosovo. The presentation will provide an update on the current situation in the country and the impact of the European Union in Kosovo

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Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Europe 1
English
Presentation

For teen girls and women whose security is directly in danger Kompaan en De Bocht has a treatment group called EVA. Clients of EVA are victims of honour-related violence and severe domestic violence. The situation in which these women find themselves is so threatening and dangerous that they have to go into hiding. The treatment group is therefore situated at a secret and secure place. Girls and women that live in this treatment groups are made resilient by activities and trainings. The Goal is to give these women a safe and independent future.  

Organisations:
The Netherlands: Kompaan en De Bocht.


Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: North America
English
Workshop with two presentations and Q&A

Speaker(s)
Judith Martens
Anahita Visser
Remko van Geijn

In many countries prostitution of youngsters is related to homeless youth and is seen as a criminal offence. Most young girls that are (forced) prostitutes have a history of former violence –neglect or (sexual) abuse. Recent developments like “sexting” make these girls even more vulnerable. The organisation Fier has developed an effective programme for sheltering and treatment for victims of forced prostitution


Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Amazon Foyer
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Francien Lamers
Anke van Dijke

Religion can be a roadblock, which can force victims to choose between safety and their faith. It often keeps victims in an abusive relationship or does not offer them the support they need.
But what do the scriptures of different faiths tell us when we look at them from a different perspective? Can a church be a safe haven for abused women? Can religion and spirituality be important resources in addressing domestic violence? Similar questions come from Nigeria and The Netherlands, but what about the answers?

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Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Yangtze 1
English
Panel discussion

What is TCSO on national and global scale? How does it relate to institutions dealing with child abuse and what is the relations with crimes like human trafficking and cybercrime.
What are methods of perpetrators, which countries are their targets, what is the role of internet and can parental supervision help? What is the Dutch way to deal with TCSO and why is cooperation with NGO’s essential on local and international level? Examples from ongoing cooperation with private sector and NGO’s.

Organisation:
Dutch National Police


Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Everest 1
English
Lecture and Q&A

Speaker(s)
Ilana Wild

Domestic violence shelters typically operate within their own systemic and cultural contexts. But there are rich opportunities for learning and collaboration when local programs have the opportunity to witness and understand how programs in other cultures address the pervasive problem of violence against women and girls. This workshop will discuss one cross-cultural exchange between a shelter program in Kabul, Afghanistan and one in Washington, DC.  Presenters will highlight the process for establishing and implementing such an exchange, similarities and differences between programs, and lessons learned.  

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Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Kilimanjaro 1+2
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Margaret Hacskaylo
Najia Nasim

The seminar will be introduced by Maarten Abelman. He will address the necessity of international cooperation and exchange of expertise and will introduce the Dutch approach.  This multidisciplinary approach combines the strengths of law enforcement, NGO’s and shelters and has shown to be very effective. An important goal of the seminar is to show the added value of mutual trust and collaboration. During the seminar the participants are invited to share their best practises and dilemma’s.

Organisations
Bureau National Rapporteur Human trafficking and child abuse.
Comensha National Bureau for Victims of Human trafficking
Dutch National Police
Women’s shelters

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Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Everest 2
English
Seminar with short presentations and Q&A

Speaker(s)
Jerrol Marten
Maarten Abelman
Jos Jouvenaar
Mill Bijnen

Fenneke Goutbeek is a police officer working with themes of sexual violence, human trafficking and child pornography. Seven years ago, she began drawing and painting and chooses to work with pastels. Her artwork consists of women portraits, women from different countries and cultures. Some of her drawings will be displayed at the conference. In addition to drawing, she also instructs how to work with the pastels in her workshops.


www.pasteltekenen.nl.  

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Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Partner Plaza
English
creative workshop

Speaker(s)
Fenneke Goutbeek

Acid Survivors Foundation is the first NGO in the world and the only NGO in Bangladesh to address the issue of acid attack in a holistic approach. Their bio-psychosocial model addresses the biological, psychological and social needs of survivors of acid violence as well as addresses the social processes that perpetuate violence against women and girls through its prevention campaigns. ASF will present their successful strategies and experiences of being a shelter which provides victims of acid survivors with free comprehensive medical treatment in its 20-bed hospital that includes physiotherapy, psychotherapy and psychosocial counseling and social skills.


Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Asia
English
presentation

Speaker(s)
Selina Ahmed

The video from Ethiopia shows the role and involvement of different stakeholders to support survivors of VAWG and the
system of case management,  the rehabilitation process of women in the safe house, the holistic service which is provided to rehabilitate survivors of VAWG. And in addition further elaboration will be provided and the experience of Association for Women’s Sanctuary And Development based in Ethiopia will be discussed.

Organisation: Assocation for Women's Sanctuary and Development

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Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: South America
English
movie

Speaker(s)
Maria Yusuf

After the war in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, many women and children suffer from trauma. Several approaches to help them overcome trauma are presented in this session. The Peace Conflict Resolution project focuses on Peace education and humanitarian help as well as therapy.

Canadian research focuses specifically on the issue of sexual taboos in therapy to rebuild the “defiled self” for Rape Survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. How does counselling overcome challenges related to sexual taboos and help rape survivors rebuild their «defiled» self-image and successfully reintegrate their community?

Organisations
Canada: individual researcher
Congo: PCR Foundation (Peace and Conflict resolution)

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Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Yangtze 2
English
Workshop

12 years after the premiere in Amsterdam, with international success and staged in Belgium, New York, Cairo, Berlin, Ankara, Paris, and throughout France and Canada; the performance Veiled Monologues resumes especially at the 3rd world conference in The Hague. Women with a Muslim background living in the Netherlands are getting a lot of attention, whether they want it or not. But what do we actually know about them? This was the question that Dutch director Adelheid Roosen asked herself and that proves to still be urgent. Did we immerse ourselves in their stories, their rituals, their beauty and their pain? Adelheid interviewed many Muslim women in the Netherlands to give a clear and gentle view of their perspective and stories.All of the women are born in a predominantly Muslim country, and are now living in the Netherlands. These interviews are adapted into twelve powerful and intimate monologues, each of which spoken onstage by a woman from a Muslim culture. A Turkish saz player provides musical accompaniment. www.femaleeconomy.nl


Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Amazon
English
Theater performance

The intersection of HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence is an area that service providers in both fields need to strengthen services to increase safety and improve the health of survivors living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.  The US National Network to End Domestic Violence has developed a curriculum and toolkit on the intersection to cross-train advocates.  This workshop will: 1. Increase knowledge, understanding, and competency by identifying the intersecting aspects of HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence. 2. Identify methods and resources to build partnerships and enhance collaboration to improve services for survivors living with HIV or at risk for acquiring HIV.

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Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Antarctica
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Ashley Slye

From Nepal the focus in this presentation will be on the way communities are mobilized to support widows and victims of violence. Photo’s of these activities will visualize these activities. The emergency response of shelters towards survivors of the recent earthquake will also be shared. Short movies and powerfull voices of childwidows from Tanzania will illustrate their situation, and the way shelters can respond.

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Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Kilimanjaro 1
English
Workshop

Deseo presentar a nivel individual los hallazgos de la investigación que realicé el año pasado para titularme como maestra en políticas públicas y género “Evaluación de la política pública de refugios para mujeres víctimas de violencia familiar”. La hipótesis planteada es que los refugios han operado como un proyecto de política pública que en su diseño tuvo deficiencias conceptuales y normativas, lo cual ha impedido que se constituyan como un servicio integral y especializado. El estudio recupera la experiencia de los 15 años que trabajé el tema en el gobierno mexicano. Hago freelance para mantenerme y sigo trabajando el tema.

On a personal level, I wish to present the findings of the research I carried out last year to graduate as a teacher in Public and Gender Policies: "Assessment of the public policy related to centres for women who are the victim of family violence". The set out hypothesis is that the centres for the protection of women have operated as a public policy project that had conceptual and standardising shortcomings with regard to their design. This has stopped them from becoming an integral and specialised service. The study looks back at my experience of the 15 years when I worked on the theme in the Mexican government. I work on a freelance basis to support myself and I am still working on the theme.

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Thursday 5 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Amazon Foyer
Spanish
Roundtable session

In this workshop, we will discuss the vulnerabilities and consequences of violence that women refugees experience during their flight. When they are fleeing, they are in flight/crisis mode and emotions are blocked. Once in a refugee centre, problems painfully appear. In pregnancy and childbirth this is more evident. By providing information and support and as a doula and social worker, we aim to empower the women. The focus in this workshop will be the themes of domestic and sexual violence and (violent) pregnancy and how to have a healthy birth.

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Thursday 5 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Africa
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Trudi Alblas
Marthie Overeem

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

 

KEY SPEAKERS

  • Rashida Manjoo (UN special rapporteur on Violence against women)
  • Dubravka Simonovic (UN special rapporteur on Violence against women)
  • Dr. Marleen Temmerman (Director Reproductive Health and Research WHO)
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Thursday 5 November
13.30 - 14.30
Room: WF Theater
English
with translation in French and Spanish

We give you the opportunity to visit a Women’s Shelter in or around The Hague and learn how the women’s shelters are organized in The Netherlands. A bus will take you to the shelter. On location you will get a presentation about the national referral system, the methods they practice and information about the specialized shelters for different target groups such as victims of human trafficking, male victims of domestic violence and teenage mothers. After the presentation you will get a tour in the shelter and the opportunity to ask your questions.


Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 17.00
Room: Study visits
English
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12 years after the premiere in Amsterdam, with international success and staged in Belgium, New York, Cairo, Berlin, Ankara, Paris, and throughout France and Canada; the performance Veiled Monologues resumes especially at the 3rd world conference in The Hague. Women with a Muslim background living in the Netherlands are getting a lot of attention, whether they want it or not. But what do we actually know about them? This was the question that Dutch director Adelheid Roosen asked herself and that proves to still be urgent. Did we immerse ourselves in their stories, their rituals, their beauty and their pain? Adelheid interviewed many Muslim women in the Netherlands to give a clear and gentle view of their perspective and stories.All of the women are born in a predominantly Muslim country, and are now living in the Netherlands. These interviews are adapted into twelve powerful and intimate monologues, each of which spoken onstage by a woman from a Muslim culture. A Turkish saz player provides musical accompaniment. www.femaleeconomy.nl


Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 17.00
Room: Amazon
English
Theater performance

An international group of experts and activists jointly developed DOVA, the Human Rights Assessment Instrument on Domestic Violence. In this workshop participants will be familiarized with this instrument, so they can use the methodology of this research guide to strengthen their lobby and advocacy by using human rights, in cooperation with other grassroots organizations, service providers and researchers. Recent experiences in South Africa and Nepal will serve as good practices.

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Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Yangtze 2
English
Workshop

In this lecture, a review on Vietnamese laws and registrations related to sexual violence will be highlighted and illustrated by sharing case studies and a 10-minute documentary. The implementation of the law on domestic violence prevention in Vietnam is also discussed which will include how law enforcement process has not been effective, due to a lack of coordination among agencies and organizations involved in the law dissemination. What is needed to effectively protect women is discussed between the two lecturers.

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Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Everest 2
English
Workshop

The Institute conducted a 2012 survey of family law research priorities in Alberta, revealing that there is a lack of coordinated legal services for vulnerable Albertans. In 2015, the Institute conducted a legal services survey with three women's shelters in Calgary and High River in order to better understand the legal needs of women accessing shelter services. The findings support shelter management strategies and incorporating legal supports in shelter structures both in Canada and internationally. Additionally, the preliminary findings support the need for a national study to identify areas of legal needs of women accessing shelter services across Canada. 

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Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Kilimanjaro 2
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Alysia Wright

International partnerships and multi-pronged approaches can have an exponential impact on domestic violence legal reform. For more than 20 years, The Advocates and BGRF (Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation) have worked together to advocate for changes in Bulgaria’s laws. These advocacy efforts range from the national level, including monitoring reports to document gaps in laws and practices and trainings for police officers, judges, prosecutors, and advocates, to the international level, with reporting and advocacy to UN treaty bodies and working groups to strengthen the State’s response to domestic violence. The Advocates and BGRF will discuss each effort, its impact, and the benefits of their collaborations.


Organisation: The Advocates for Human Rights


Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Antarctica
English


Speaker(s)
Rosalyn Park
Genoveva Tisheva
Theresa Dykoschak

Being a DV victim, especially in Albania, is very hard. There exists only one state shelter and three NGO’s shelters, and the state is poor. Can we talk about integration of victims without empowering the victims? Can we talk about a better future without engaging men and boys in this fight? Does the rehabilitation of the perpetrators work? I will try to answer these and other questions in my session.


Organisation: Counseling Line for Women and Girls

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Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Europe 1
English
Roundtable session

Speaker(s)
Iris Luarasi

In Mena region, shelters are mainly a pure initiative of NGOs .Their creation came as an answer to an excessive demand of thousands of battered women. It was actually the victims  themselves who incited women's right defenders to take the risk to challenge huge obstacles and to make tremendous efforts to break taboos around domestic violence and to make it a public issue despite prejudices and conservative cultures.


Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Europe 2
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Fatima Outaleb

Nordic Women against Violence was founded in February 1994.  We are a feministic network of the shelter movements in the eight Nordic countries. We have chosen to organise as a forum but not as an organisation. Therefore we don´t need to reach agreements on everything, but welcome differences and there lies the strength of our network. We organise annual conferences where our aim is to support each other, exchange knowledge and inspire. The networks in the North have developed in different directions. Women from five Nordic countries will pick out and share the best practices from their home countries. 

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Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Asia
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Gudrun Jonsdottir

Extensive Canadian research will be presented about a lot of cases of high conflict divorces.
Dutch and British researchers and practitioners will present their data and experiences.
Discussion includes lessons learned for the appropriate actions and a call for (inter)national collaboration on these high-risk situations for women and children.

Organisations
Expected: British, Canadian and Dutch researchers and practitioners. 

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Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 17.00
Room: South America
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Sietske Dijkstra
Corine de Ruiter
Marinanne Hester

2 case-studies illustrate the effective use of legislation and the justice system benefitting women. In Zimbabwe, an improvement in the provision of community-based shelters is seen. In addition to safety, women in shelters also have challenges with legal issues in relation to matrimonial issues and custody of children. How can the link between shelters and effective use of legal rights be reinforced? From a Canadian perspective, it is argued that gender mainstreaming has yet to have a positive impact on the justice system. For example, accessing the legal system can be intimidating and providing a court advocate empowers domestic violence victims.

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Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: North America
English
Panel session

Existing legislation and innovative approaches to improve the legal framework, implementation and policies in several Muslim countries has been a priority for IDLO. How can these frameworks be used to protect women and children effectively from violence (domestic violence, child abduction, forced and underage marriages, etc.)  and which best practices can be shared? IDLO will present the approach of the Women’s Protection Centers in Afghanistan. From a Pakistani context, there are contributions on the current legislation and the effect on abductions and forced marriages. An overview of legislation and support-mechanisms in several countries (Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey) is presented.

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Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 17.00
Room: Mississippi
English
Presentation and panel discussion

62% of Greenlandic women have experienced violence at least once in their lives, and approximately a fourth of the Greenlandic children have witnessed their mother being subjected to domestic violence. The “Kattunneq project” is a Danish-Greenlandic cooperation that aims to strengthen the work and resources at shelters through international cooperation and knowledge sharing of competences and resources of staff at the shelters. The project was launched in May 2014 and will run until 2016 and is inspired by a Danish initiative in the MENA region which has proven to be effective using the international cooperation and exchange of experiences.

Organisations:
Danner (Kopenhagen), Greenlandic Women’s Shelters, Mælkebøttecenteret (Greenlandig NGO and shelter for children and young people), the Department of Family affairs and Justice, the Oak Foundation Denmark and the Mary Foundation.


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Amazon Foyer
English
presentaton

Speaker(s)
Mette Marie Yde
Susanne Philipson
Grethe Siegstad
Stina Molgaard

To address the problem of domestic violence in The Netherlands, a new legislation was adopted in 2009 allowing Temporary Restraining Orders. This is an important addition to the range of measures aimed at protecting the victims and to break patterns of violence. The perpetrator will be denied access to his home and not allowed contact for a minimum 10 days. The administrative context and the different roles and responsibilities will be discussed. For example, the mayor is responsible for the policy of 'public order' and 'safety' and is in close cooperation with the law officials and support services and shelters.

Organisations
Mutsaertstichting
Dutch National Police
Mayor of city of Nijmegen

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Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Oceania
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Hubert Bruls
Matthieu Goedhart
Eltjo Lenting
Esther Schroeten

In this session the continental network of Middle East and North Africa will gather to  present itself and to talk about burning issues in their region.  They also will discuss their representation in the General Assembly of the Global Network of Women’s shelters and/or present their chosen representatives. They will welcome participants that have interest to connect and join the continental network.


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Europe 2
English
Network meeting

In this session the continental network of ASIA will gather to  present itself and to talk about burning issues in their region. They also will discuss their representation in the General Assembly of the Global Network of Women’s shelters and/or present their chosen representatives. They will welcome participants that have interest to connect and join the continental network.


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Asia
English
Network meeting

In this session the continental network of Africa will gather to  present itself and to talk about burning issues in their region. They also will discuss their representation in the General Assembly of the Global Network of Women’s shelters and/or present their chosen representatives. They will welcome participants that have interest to connect and join the continental network.


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Africa
English
Network meeting

Representatives of Indigenous women’s shelters that are present at the conference will talk about the way they want to Connect and Act in the future.

 


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: North America
English
Network meeting

Speaker(s)
Sheila Swasson

In this session the continental network of OCEANIA will gather to  present itself and to talk about burning issues in their region. They also will discuss their representation in the General Assembly of the Global Network of Women’s shelters and/or present their chosen representatives. They will welcome participants that have interest to connect and join the continental network.


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Yangtze 1
English
Network meeting

In this session the continental network of America's [RIRE] will gather to present itself and to talk about burning issues in their region. They also will discuss their representation in the General Assembly of the Global Network of Women’s shelters and/or present their chosen representatives. They will welcome participants that have interest to connect and join the continental network.


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Everest 1
English
Network meeting

At the Center Against Domestic Violence we have developed innovative supports for immigrant domestic violence victims and survivors who choose to live in the community rather than a shelter. In many ways these women's needs are more complex and their safety needs to be safeguarded while they separate from their abusers.


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Yangtze 2
English
Roundtable session

Speaker(s)
Luis Matos

In this session the continental network of Europe [WAVE] will gather to present itself and to talk about burning issues in their region. They also will discuss their representation in the General Assembly of the Global Network of Women’s shelters and/or present their chosen representatives. They will welcome participants that have interest to connect and join the continental network.


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Kilimanjaro 1+2
English
Network meeting

Migrant women in domestic violence situations often feel that they have nowhere to turn. Afraid of deportation and being separated from their families and children, they stay silent. The oppression they experience is multi-layered. Which legal framework and what conditions are needed to protect these women under (trans-) national laws that become increasingly hostile to migrants? Different perspectives are discussed from the Universal Human Rights approach to the need for changes in national legislation/policy making.  A project by the Dutch police – to make it possible to report a criminal incident without consequences of deportation - will also be presented.

Organisations: Fédération des maisons d'hébergement pour femmes

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Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 17.00
Room: Central America
English
Workshop

The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) creates an obligation to make a variety of support services for victims of all forms of violence against women. This includes shelters, which must be available in adequate quantity and quality. The Convention's implementation will be monitored by an independent group of experts The aim of this presentation is to explain which countries it is binding on and how NGOs can use the Istanbul Convention for their lobbying activities and how shelter organizations can contribute to this process


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Antarctica
English
workshop

Global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls, and against childeren.

Organiation: World Health Organisation [SHO]


Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Oceania
English
presentation

Protection & Social Rehabilitation Center, Qatar

The United Nations views the provision of Shelter and other services as a critical part of a country’s obligation to protect victims of domestic violence and other types of violence. Moreover, provision of well-funded shelters, relief support for women subjected to violence, medical, psychological, counselling services and appropriate assistance are vital roles played by many NGO’s today, including the “Protection & Rehabilitation Center” in Qatar.  The Protection & Social Rehabilitation Center aims at reducing domestic violence and has helped ensuring that appropriate support and effective measures are available for both victims and anyone who comes forth to report a case of domestic violence. The principal objective of this presentation is to describe the services and facilities provided by the PSRC in Qatar to assist victims of domestic violence. Furthermore this presentation will also attempt to elaborate the foreseen opportunities that could enable the rapid development of the current shelter to meet international standards to better serve its guests.

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Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Europe 1
English
presentation

Speaker(s)
Sharifa Al-Emadi

VAW( Violence Against Women) still remain a major challenge in East African Countries where I come from though it has declined because of continuous campaigns and policy changes and the legislation by various governments,we still need to change the social and traditional believes among some communities and to avoid direct conflict,art is a peaceful medium and acceptable to all thats why to eliminate Violence against women as other stakeholders play their parts lets art play its part

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Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Everest 2
English
Art or creative performance

The presentation describes the creation of a Theory of Change model in Ireland and USA. The model can be used to frame evaluations of services and to demonstrate to funders how services are effective. 

Organisations:
SAFE Ireland, MSU Research Consortium on Gender-based Violence


Thursday 5 November
16.00 - 17.00
Room: Oceania Foyer
English
Lecture

Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The documentary follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole, and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist.


Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 17.00
Room: WF Theater
English
movie

Speaker(s)
Linor Abargil

In February 2015 the Victorian state Government in Australia commenced the world's first Royal Commission into Family Violence. This broad-ranging inquiry will examine all aspects of the state’s family violence system and seek solutions to prevent and respond to it. DV Vic, the peak body for family violence in Victoria will have a key role making submissions and providing advice to Royal Commission. We will present on the findings and processes of the Royal Commission so far with particular focus on what it means for women and children experiencing violence and the agencies that support them. 


Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Kilimanjaro 1
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Alison Macdonald

The National Institute for Health and Welfare of Finland will give a brief presentation of the new legislation on financing the shelters in Finland. The State is responsible for all the costs of shelters and the presentator is in charge of implementing this legislation. The new legislation came  into force in the beginning of this year.  The State is not running the shelters, most shelters are runned by  NGOs.  In Finland they think this legislation is a great step forward for the State to take responsibility to  help victims of domestic violence.

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Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Africa
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Helena Ewalds

The Redwood Shelter has been running a leadership training program called Women on the Move (WOTM) for immigrant and refugee women and youth since 2008. We have created a Documentary about the program – it follows the journey of three women as they build confidence, develop leadership skills, and help others in their communities address the issue of gender violence. In addition, a Discussion Guide was developed to help facilitate gender violence discussions, as well as a step-by-step Leadership Manual to support other organizations to adapt the program. We will be providing both of these Tools to conference participants.


Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Yangtze 1
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Avon Harris

How do we move from lawlessness to law enforcement? From the Irish perspective, an international review of justice system responses which include the right- to-be-heard in court, the impact of stereotyping, importance of good advocacy and risk-assessment. The example of the 'law enforcement table' in The Hague, where decisions are made after the arrest of perpetrators of domestic violence is presented in addition to the findings of a qualitative research of the Dutch and Irish model of collaboration between the law enforcement and care organizations.


Thursday 5 November
14.45 - 15.45
Room: Everest 1
English
Workshop

6 November 2015, Friday
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KEY SPEAKERS

  • Antigone Davis (Head of Global Safety Facebook)
  • Cindy Southward (National Network Ending Domestic Violence, US)
  • Brittany Smith (Google Public Policy strategy)
  • Emma Murphy (Survivor - who shared her story on Facebook - 9 million views)
  • Chetan Sharma (Founder of Datamation Foundation Charitable Trust)

Friday 6 November
9.00 - 9.50
Room: WF Theater
English
with translation in French and Spanish

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Deputy Minister Martin van Rijn (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport of the Netherlands)
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Friday 6 November
12.15 - 13.00
Room: WF Theater
English
with translation in French and Spanish

We give you the opportunity to visit a Women’s Shelter in or around The Hague and learn how the women’s shelters are organized in The Netherlands. A bus will take you to the shelter. On location you will get a presentation about the national referral system, the methods they practice and information about the specialized shelters for different target groups such as victims of human trafficking, male victims of domestic violence and teenage mothers. After the presentation you will get a tour in the shelter and the opportunity to ask your questions.


Friday 6 November
15.30 - 17.30
Room: Study visits
English
Study visit

The New York program offers an effective alternative for traditional batterers programs. From the Canadian perspective, it is viewed that victims are not weak but have tremendous strength and abusers range from difficult to deadly. This knowledge leads to a more effective approach that meets the needs of the victim. From the Australian approach, a feminist theory and framework are used to deliver programs for men who use violence against family members. What is their philosophy and what has been changed in policy and service system responses and how did this lead to the integration of a safety lead practice.

 

Organisation: Sophia's Voice

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Friday 6 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Mississippi
English
Roundtable with three persentations and discussion

La Fundación María Amor (FMA) está desarrollando procesos de sanación integral y holística que permiten una relación armónica tanto con las personas como con la naturaleza. Dentro del concepto de una construcción con materiales ecoamigables, se están incorporando actividades que conectan el trabajo de la no violencia con el respeto y el cuidado de la naturaleza, como tareas de reciclaje, uso de baños secos, elaboración de compost y procesos terapéuticos y de bienestar. El objetivo es lograr un cuestionamiento personal sobre las formas de consumir y de relacionarse con otras personas y con la violencia.

The Fundación María Amor (FMA) is developing integral, holistic healing processes based in activities that help people establish harmonious relationships with nature.  Women survivors learn about eco-friendly practices that fuse the principles of non-violence with respect for and care of the environment such as recycling, the use of dry toilets, composting and the application of wellbeing therapies. The objective of this initiative is to foster people’s capacity to question their habits as consumers, their ways of relating to others and their methods of coping with violence.  

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Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Partner Plaza
Spanish
Panel session

Women’s shelters have a long history, but what about abused men? Where can they go when they experience domestic violence? Abused men rarely discuss their experiences openly, their stories are not always believed by the police and they fear being ridiculed. Four Dutch women’s shelters took up the challenge to create shelters for abused men. In this workshop they present their journey, the profile and specific problems of the men they are working with. They will focus on the methods they have developed to support  these men to become more visible and claim their right to safety within the home.


Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Everest 2
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Muzeyyen Polat

This lecture shall articulate how indigenous bodies of knowledge (epistemology, principles and practices) are tools that assist to restore, reclaim and reassert the health and wellbeing of women, children, men, families, communities and tribes affected by domestic violence in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Organisation: Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Refuge


Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: North America
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Caroline Herewini

WE CAN Young campaign has a clear goal: that youth treat each other with respect and that they are aware of limits with regard to sexual relationships. The campaign is carried out by and for youths, with support of Kompaan en De Bocht.  Central to the campaign are gender inequality and stereotyped images about boys and girls. A new trend among the youth is SEXTING (=sending/receiving sexual slanted images/texts), with the objective of emancipating others. The campaign discusses the dangers of sending such messages.

 

Organisation: Kompaan en de Bocht


Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Oceania
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Saskia de Veld
Veerle Konings

When survivors of abuse access care and services, they are often revictimized by the judgemental attitudes of health care workers and service providers. This presentation is aimed at helping providers adopt an approach that is client centered and timely without re-victimizing  through our language, posture and lack of knowledge. The presentation in part  will sensitize service providers about the neurobiology of trauma and  its effects on the victim. It will  help us understand  the survivor's behavior in the first 72 hours after a violence encounter and provide intervention strategies.


Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Europe 1
English
Presentation

Speaker(s)
Mary Thompson

The Introspective Matrix Tool helps survivors locate herself for healing. In the workshop advocates will be trained how to use the tool with for optimal results.    

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Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Amazon
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Claudia Humphrey

Researchers have established significant linkages between animal abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse.  Animal cruelty is often an indicator or predictor crime, and is form of emotional blackmail to hold families hostage in domestic violence. Dutch results demonstrate that animal cruelty is significantly higher among battered women and that 41% of the women postponed their flight to the shelter for fear of abuse of their pets. The presenter will highlight methods and practical tools to address the link between animal abuse and domestic violence.

Organisations: Kadera, National LINK Coalition

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Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Asia
English
Presentation and discussion

Unlike easily measurable physical violence, sexual and psychological violence is seldom studied. In 2014, the Association of Viennese Women’s shelters conducted a survey on 60 women about psychological and emotional violence. In this survey, various categories of psychological violence were investigated quantitatively. These studies showed the perpetrator’s behavior and their tactics to avoid consequences or detection, as well as deteriorating health and self-esteem of the victim. We would like to introduce and discuss the outcomes of the survey.

Organisation: Association of Viennese Women´s Shelters


Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Kilimanjaro 1+2
English
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Speaker(s)
Andrea Brem

Intervenir aussi auprès des conjoints ayant des comportements violents, afin d'éliminer la violence conjugale et familiale pour la sécurité des femmes, des enfants et des aînées, pour le rétablissement du couple et pour le mieux-être de la communauté.  L'approche autochtone en violence familiale vise le bien-être de tous!

Intervention also among spouses prone to violent behaviour, to eliminate intimate partner and domestic violence to ensure the safety of women, children and the elderly, to help the couple recover and improve the quality of life of the community. The local approach to domestic violence aims for the well-being of all concerned!

Organisation: Femmes Autochtones au Québec


Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Summit Foyer
French
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Isabelle Paillé

Both in the USA and in the Netherlands women shelters look for new methods to support battered women and their children. The Friendship home has developed a healing and supportive environment and focusses on what is right about each individual. “Krachtwerk” is a method based on the work of Rapp and Goscha and developed for the women’s shelters in the Netherlands.

Organisations: Friendship Home of Lincolkn,Radboud university medical center

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Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Oceania Foyer
English
Workshop

Para las mujeres con discapacidad, la violencia de género no es solamente física, sino verbal y psicológica, que es peor que la que se ve. Existe también un gran desconocimiento de los derechos sexuales y reproductivos por discriminación y exclusión, además de los mitos que se tejen a nuestro alrededor al considerar que si somos abusadas y/o violadas no sufriremos daño psicológico, ya que muchas personas, por ignorancia, consideran que las personas con discapacidad somos inferiores o tenemos menos valor humano. Por eso hay mayores actos de violencia contra las mujeres con discapacidad que contra las mujeres sin discapacidad.

For disabled women, gender violence is not just physical but also verbal and psychological, which is worse than the violence you can see. There is also a high level of ignorance about sexual and reproductive rights due to discrimination and exclusion in addition to the myths that are fabricated around us should we take into account that, if we are abused and/or raped, we do not suffer psychologically since many people believe that disabled people are inferior or our human value is less because of ignorance. This is why there are greater acts of violence perpetuated against disabled women than against able-bodied women.

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Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Amazon Foyer
Spanish
Panel session

For the past 10 years A Safe Place has been gathering data on the prevalence of strangulation in incidents of abuse.  It is crucial for shelter workers to ask the question and to develop procedures that will increase women's  knowledge about the severity of this form of violence.  Important also is that staff in shelters are trained in the course of action to take when women disclose strangulation in their incident of violence.  The workshop will use data from over 900 cases --explore the severity and how women were impacted.  

Organisation: A Safe Place

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Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Europe 2
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Patricia Vargas
Morag McLean

Two different presentation from The Netherlands and Canada wil explain the way they work with mothers and families. Presenters from Canada will also show the results of 14 interviews with women that took the Supportive Mothering Programme.

Organisations: Faye Peterson House, Stichting Wende

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Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Asia
English
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Los modelos actuales para detener y prevenir la violencia contra las mujeres están en crisis ante los nuevos contextos políticos, económicos y jurídicos en los países de América Latina y en particular en Centroamérica. El caso de Nicaragua ilustra esta realidad. Los Refugios están creando un nuevo Modelo para combatirla. Este Modelo es interesante compartirlo, debatirlo y enriquecerlo.

Organisation: Fundación/Centro de la Mujer ACCION YA


Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Antarctica
Spanish
Roundtable session

La protection des victimes de violence conjugale est l’un des défis majeurs auquel est confronté le personnel des ressources d’aide et d’hébergement pour femmes et enfants victimes de violence conjugale. La Séjournelle a développé et validé un outil d’estimation des risques de mort et de blessures graves associés à la violence conjugale qui est utilisable par différents secteurs d’intervention. Avec madame Josianne Corruzi, je présenterai le modèle du Processus de domination conjugale et l’outil d’évaluation du niveau de compromission de la sécurité des victimes.

Protecting victims of intimate partner violence is one of the major challenges confronting the staff of aid resources and shelters for women and children that are victims of intimate partner violence. La Séjournelle has developed and validated a tool for assessing the risk of death and serious injury associated with intimate partner violence that can be used by different intervention sectors. Together with Ms. Josianne Corruzi, I will present the model of the Conjugal Dominance Process and the tool for evaluating the level of compromise of the victims’ safety.

Organisation: La Séjournelle


Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Africa
French
Lecture

Practices from three Dutch shelters working with parents. In the Orange House approach of Blijf Groep and the approach of Het KOPLAND and De Wende social workers interact with victims and perpetrators about their responsibilities and needs as parents after DV. The approaches focus on safety as well as the rights of children to maintain contact with both parents. The program Veerkracht (resilence) was nationally developed for children in the shelters.The results are powerful- restored father-child relations and fewer escalations, but what about risks?
Discussions will explore the challenges, risks and possibilities of these approaches, both in shelters and in the home environment.

Organisations: Blijfgroep, Het Kopland, Stichting Wende

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Friday 6 November
10.00 - 12.00
Room: Central America
English
Workshop

3 communities in rural Alberta combined resources and collaborated to deliver a multi-year, multi-focused response to address family violence. They brought in evaluators from the outset, ensuring baseline data (treatment), capacity to collaborate indicators, process, outcomes, and Social Return on Investment would all be measured well.  The result? 3 communities with clear understanding of their work and its achievements, and ability to demonstrate effectiveness, sustainability and scalability.

Organisation: Catalyst R&D Inc.

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Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Everest 1
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Katherine Woodman

Despite the disproportionate number of Indigenous women and their children seeking supports from rural shelter services, limited research has examined their unique needs and best practices to remediate the cycle of violence.    In our presentation we describe how we joined with women from rural reserves in southwestern Alberta, Canada, and employed traditional shawl making as a vehicle to examine their own experiences of emergency shelter service provision. We prioritize women’s voices in order to develop recommendations for culturally-appropriate domestic violence services for women who have been the focus of limited research, those residing in rural or reserve settings.

 

Organisation: Pincher Creek Women's Emergency Shelter Association

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Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Everest 2
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Stacey Grier

The UK  focus is too often on risk and needs of various agencies working with women and their children. This can be costly and complex. Women’s Aid has developed infographics to map women’s journeys to demonstrate this. Their method is based  on 4 principles: build on internal and external resources of survivors; every interaction is an opportunity for intervention; support of the non-abuse parent is the best for children; immediate safety is important but not the sole focus. Topics will be the development of the model, the voices of survivors about the new approach and the potential for longterm effects.

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Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Kilimanjaro 1+2
English
Workshop

Speaker(s)
Nicki Norman

Reproductive Sexual Heath and Rights (RSHR) encompass all stages of life from infancy to adulthood. Every woman has the rights to quality life. It can be attained by practicing, exercising RSHR in preventing Violence Against Women (VAW). RSHR can be integrated in the service-delivery system of a social worker or any service-provider and can be availed from medical-health services of residential facilities for women. Strongly recommends to the Stakeholders to duplicate this innovative approach, practice and experience on RSHR as implemented by the social worker in women’s shelter in order to eliminate VAW and support the survivors.  

Organisation: CSWDO


Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Yangtze 2
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Danielle G Saique

Family Safety Network is a Dutch organization which develops e-help to support people with domestic violence experiences and to prevent further damage. During this workshop you will be notified on our new innovative products for e-help. The tools are based on client perspective and on the Strength Based Approach. After an explanation about the necessity of e-help and the most important principles, we present the tools we developed: the app Ican, the e-help environment Room of my Own with applications for adolescents and for women (in the future also for men and children), including a serious game, and 9 short movies  for  family therapy


Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Europe 1
English
Lecture

Speaker(s)
Meta Flikweert
Keeke Dielemans
Petra van de Pool
Sil Hol
The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family is a non-profit, NGO. Since 1990 is trying to promote effective solutions and programmes to the problem of domestic violence in Cyprus. Our mission is to provide treatment programs, support, protection, information and education from qualified scientific personnel, with the help and support of volunteers, private and governmental bodies. Through this poster we will present the Association’s course; Programmes, Statistics as well as what has been done in Cyprus regarding DV. SPAVO runs the only helpline for domestic violence issues, the only Shelters and perpetrator programme in Cyprus.

Organisation: Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family


Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Summit Foyer
English
Poster Presentation

Speaker(s)
Panayiota Gregoriou
Elena Kateifi

Living in the digital age offers great benefits: survivors of gender-based violence can connect with friends and family and get help with the tap of a finger, and service providers can reach out to survivors in more ways. However, technology also comes with many challenges: abusers have more tools to abuse victims, and survivors have concerns over their privacy and safety. This presentation will discuss the innovative work that the NNEDV Safety Net Project has done in the past 13 years to change the way NGOs, governments, funders, and technology companies understand technology and women’s safety concerns.

Organisation: NNEDV


Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Yangtze 1
English
Presentation and discussion

Fenneke Goutbeek is a police officer working with themes of sexual violence, human trafficking and child pornography. Seven years ago, she began drawing and painting and chooses to work with pastels. Her artwork consists of women portraits, women from different countries and cultures. Some of her drawings will be displayed at the conference. In addition to drawing, she also instructs how to work with the pastels in her workshops.


www.pasteltekenen.nl

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Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Partner Plaza
English
creative workshop

Speaker(s)
Fenneke Goutbeek

Worldwide, people are interested in how to use technology and create products to both raise awareness about violence against women and help victims enhance their safety. In using smart phone applications designed to increase safety, awareness, and aid, it is imperative advocates and survivors understand the limitations, barriers to effective use, and ultimately the safety implications of these tools. This session will discuss various available applications, privacy and security recommendations, and considerations to think about when choosing which application is best for your needs.

Organisation: NNEDV

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Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Yangtze 1
English
Presentation and discussion

The research was undertaken by Monash University in Victoria Australia as there was little research about the dispersed refuge model as opposed to the dominant model, the centralised communal refuge.  The dispersed refuge model provides innovative solutions to some of the identified problems relating to womens recovery and self efficacy.  It is also a safe and cost effective model of high security family violence refuge for women and children.

Organisation: The Salvation Army


Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Antarctica
English
workshop

Speaker(s)
Karen Hagen

The definition of domestic violence is not appropriate for women with disabilities. Their domestic settings include family members, carers and co-residents who perform intimate actions yet are not intimate partners. There are few protections against such perpetrators of violence in the home of a woman with disabilities. Addressing all forms of violence against women with disabilities must be a focus of DV schemes.


Organisation: Women with Disabilities ACT

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Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Everest 1
English
Panel session

Speaker(s)
Sue Salthouse

From Australia an example to enhance the safety of women & children in their own homes, with the help of early risk assessment, safety audits at home, technical support like key and lock upgrades,  camera’s etc. From the Netherlands an example of AWARE (Abused Women Active Response Emergency). Keyword for right use of AWARE is cooperation between organisations.

organisations: Arosa, Safe Future Foundations

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Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Yangtze 2
English
Lecture

“Safe from the start” is an evidenced bases early intervention program that aims to improve the lives of children who have witnessed domestic violence. Tony Turtle is a puppet that, like the children, lives in the shelter. Tony talks to the children for instance about the power of doing nice things and Memories. Two approaches from different parts of the world.

Organisations: Blijfgroep, Salvation Army

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Friday 6 November
10.00 - 11.00
Room: Africa
English
workshop

Speaker(s)
Anneke Umans
Nell Kuilenburg
Kristine Evertz

Two Dutch organisations of women’s shelters Blijf Groep and Moviera, have started a project that aims at integrating digital modules into the care given to both women staying in shelters and families living on their own who have experienced domestic violence. The first modules that were developed focus on practical help and how to maintain social networks; new modules are being developed on safety issues, parenting and other topics directly related to domestic violence and its consequences. Aim is to increase autonomy and independence of the women and to create help that is both effective and cost-efficient. Digital safety is an important theme throughout the project.


Organisation: Blijfgroep en Moviera

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Friday 6 November
11.00 - 12.00
Room: Oceania
English
presentation

Speaker(s)
Lisette Pouls
Margje de Jong