Co-ordination Action on Human Rights Violations
"New German research on gender-based violence - methodology, prevalence, impact and intervention"
Thursday, 23rd of
Moderator: Dr. Renate Klein, European Network on Conflict, Gender and Violence, University of Maine
10:30 Bridging gender
and generational divides: Towards an integrated perspective on human rights
and health in everyday life.
situation, personal safety and health of women in Germany" - Results
from the first German prevalence study on violence against women.
In the survey 10.000 women were questioned about violence experiences in various life situations. The study, conducted from 2002 to 2004 by the Interdisciplinary Women's Research Center of Bielefeld University in Cooperation with the social research institute infas, was commissioned by the German Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. (Summary, pdf file)
2:00 Results from
the first German pilot-study "Violence against men"
The research team developed and tested an instrument for a representative study to survey the prevalence, circumstances and consequences of violence against men. The researchers consulted literature and conducted qualitative interviews with experts and with violence-affected men in order to develop this instrument. The presentation will give a review of the fields wherein men experience violence. It will offer estimates about the extent of violence against men and discuss future research needs. (Summary, pdf file)
3:30 Coffee Break
4:00 From local innovation
to standards of good practice? Evaluation of intervention projects against
domestic violence in Germany
Since 1997, multi-agency co-operation has been emerging as a distinct methodology for addressing and overcoming domestic violence in Germany. The "WiBIG" group presents results from 6 years of continuous evaluation research on the process and the outcomes of intersectoral co-operation on the levels of the city, the region, and the "Land". Particular attention is given to: - development and implementation of legal reforms (police intervention, civil and criminal law); - innovative support services for direct and indirect victims; - perpetrator programs; - comparative analysis of different organizational models of cooperation. (Summary, pdf file)
5:45 Statements of
Experts in Policy, Science and Practice
6:40 Overall assessment
in light of European research and policies
7:00 Invitation to an informal get-together with snacks