As discussed during the conference Confronting gendered violence: Focus on perpetrators, held in Helsinki 30th November – 2nd December 2016, there is a will to move forward in exploring the possibility to establish a Nordic network of stakeholders working with perpetrators of intimate partner violence. Many voiced the need and the apparent benefit of collaborating on this issue within a regional network that would include both professionals from various fields, but also researchers and civil society actors. In order to capture the ideas that have emerged during the conference, a draft of a Concept note has been published on our web, outlining the main points arguing for the establishment of the Network.
Two of our affiliates, Milica Minić and Jón Ingvar Kjaran will be attending conferences in Örebro and Jyväskylä in 14-16 June 2017. They will be moderating meetings with those that might be attending the same events to organize a discussion around the Network’s establishment and the proposed Concept note. The conferences in question are:
- Örebro – Men and Masculinities: Politics, Policy, Praxis; Milica Minić, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.oru.se/english/schools/humanities-education-and-social-sciences/conferences/men-and-masculinities/. The meeting is held at the Conference venue, on Thursday 15 June at 12.00-14.00. For further information on location contact Milica Minić.
- Jyväskylä – Interpersonal Violence Interventions – Social and Cultural Perspectives, IPVI 2017; Jón Ingvar Kjaran, email@example.com: https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/ipvi. The meeting is held at the Conference venue Agora, AgC231, on Thursday 15 June at 12.00-14.00.
Kindly send a note to Kristín I. Pálsdóttir, email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you will be attending the conferences and want to participate in a meeting.