Men against Violence towards Women and Children

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

Published

Updated 23-12-2014
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Project
RegionNational coverage
Title of the ProgrammeLet´s give (wo)men a chance
Title of the ProjectMen against Violence towards Women and Children
Number of the Project192
Project Promoter

League of Open Men

www.ilom.cz

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Reform

Objective of the Project

Efforts to reduce domestic violence in the Czech Republic have so far been focused especially on the effects of this abuse and helping the victims. Working with the abusers is not widespread in the Czech system for prevention of domestic violence, however abroad (Norway included) these services belong to standard methods. The project contributes to reducing domestic violence thanks to the adaptation of know-how of the Norwegian gender organization Reform. Within the framework of the project, a method of therapy for abusers called anger management, so far unapplied in the Czech Republic, will be introduced. Abroad, this method is used to prevent violence in partnerships and when raising children. The project will include a training for 12 Czech experts led by an instructor from the organization Reform. Thanks to the consultations with the Norwegian partner, a new method of working with the abusers will be created and then be spread among the experts. Project activities also include direct work with the abusers: counselling (internet and personal) for 20 people and a pilot therapeutic group for 12 men with anger management issues.

Approved grant

52 076 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st July 2014, End date: 30th June 2015