Invitation letter

GV_Perpetrators_RIKK_hnappurDear recipient.

We have the pleasure of inviting you to a Nordic conference on domestic and intimate partner violence. The conference sets focus on the contexts of perpetrators in the Nordic countries, seeking ways to break the cycles of violence. The purpose of the conference is to generate knowledge within the field and explore different ways to address domestic and intimate partner violence. The conference will present fresh results from the Nordic report on models to end domestic and intimate partner violence and offer a platform for sharing lessons, discussing the implementation of the Istanbul convention as well as forming a Nordic network for professionals focusing on perpetrators.

The target group of the conference is different actors working with issues regarding perpetrators of domestic and intimate partner violence, policymakers and practitioners such as NGOs, researchers, institutes and organizations that make the support systems within the Nordic countries. The conference consists of sessions and workshops presenting treatment options for perpetrators, research on perpetrators as well as social frameworks and support systems.

The conference will be held in the House of Estates, situated in the city center of Helsinki. The program starts on 30 November 2016 at 12:00 and comes to an end on 2 December at 13:00. The language of the conference is English.

The conference is organized by RIKK – Institute for Gender, Equality, and Difference, University of Iceland, and THL – National institute for Health and Welfare in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland. The event is part of the activities of Finland’s Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2016 and it is sponsored by Nordic Council of Ministers.

Please register now, the registration fee is 40€, and 34€ for students, and it can be done via the Conference website at  Registration is open from 29th of September until 20th of November 2016.

We also invite you to follow us on:

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For further information, please contact Kristín I. Pálsdóttir at RIKK,

We look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!

The invitation letter in a PDF-document.

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