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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 centre 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 and NIKK – Nordic Information on Gender. 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 reserve the date now, we will send more information in the coming weeks, but we also invite you to visit our website at, Twitter: and Facebook at for updates.

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

We look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!


Participating partners:

Alternativ til vold, Norway | Dialog mod Vold, Denmark | Heimilisfriður, Iceland | Lyömätön Linja, Finland | Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University | University of Greenland Metropolitan Police, Iceland | Sig frá, Faroe Islands



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