Katarzyna Wojnicka:
Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence in Eastern European and Baltic countries [35]

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Wojnicka, Katarzyna. 2015. „Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence in Eastern European and Baltic countries .“ Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum 16 (1): 35-45, http://dx.doi.org/10.13060/12130028.2015.16.1.165

 Abstract: The aim of the paper is to present and analyse the current state of perpetrator programmes in Eastern European and Baltic countries as this issue has barely been raised in the literature. It is connected to the fact that in described region such programmes are still relatively new phenomena and, compared to other European Union countries (mostly in Western and Northern Europe), the number of the programmes is still insufficient. Moreover, the number and character of the perpetrator programmes in Eastern European and Baltic countries is to a large extent determined by traditional gender relations, glorification of the traditional family and specific definitions of masculinities and femininities, as well as by the nature of the anti-violence legislation that exists in particular countries. The presented findings result from research on the specificity of work with perpetrators of domestic violence in the region. The analysis is based on the cases of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland. It is to a large extent the result of research conducted within the Daphne III project IMPACT: Evaluation of European Perpetrator Programmes (2013–2014) and of analysis of national reports delivered by country experts for a project conducted by the Work with Perpetrators – European Network in 2013. 

Key words: domestic violence, work with perpetrators, Eastern European and Baltic countries

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