Friday, March 10, 2017

Bystanders Presentation

Bystanders – Developing responses to sexual harassment among young people is an international project promoted by the Faculty of Psichology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto which focuses on Sexual Harassment (SH) against teenage girls and young women. The other partners in this project are the United Kingdom, Malta and Slovenia. The Project Bystanders is a result of the excellent collaboration between the partners in the Project CEINAV – Cultural Encounters in Intervention Against Violence, lead by Carol Hagemann-White. 

Sexual Harassment is defined by unwanted physical and nonphysical verbal and cyber sexual attention, including a wide range of behaviors that victimize women and girls. Boys and young men may also be victims of SH, especially when they do not meet the standards of the hegemonic masculinity socialization.
People who see the violent behavior and can do something to help the victims are also involved in these situations — they are bystanders. The Project Bystanders aims to work with bystanders to improve awareness and responses to SH in schools. 

Hence, the objectives of the Project are:
- to increase knowledge and awareness about SH in high school students, teachers and other school staff in PT, Sl, UK and Mt
- to develop and deliver a training program for young people and school staff enabling them to intervene in situations of SH and/or assault as bystanders
- to increase the motivation of bystanders to stop SH in high schools
- to develop a manual and materials enabling young people to deal with SH at school and its surroundings, adapted to the context and cultures of the four countries
- to work with a whole school approach to policies and protocols on SH
- to compare the implementation and effectiveness of the program within and between the four countries

The Project Team:
Faculty of Phycology and Education Sciences University of Porto:
       Maria José Magalhães:

Women’s Association, Alternative and Response
       Ana Guerreiro
       Cátia Pontedeira
United kingdom:
London Metropoly University
       Liz Kelly
University of Malta
       Aleksndar Dimitrijevic
       Marcelline Naudi
       Rodianne Ellul Buhagiar
       Barbara Stelnaszek
Peace Institute - Institute for Comtemporary Social and Political Studies
       Vlasta Jalušič
       Maja Ladić
       Lana Zdravkovic
       Anita Jerina
       Sabina Cobec


Monday, October 24, 2016

Links work again

After overwhelmingly many people have downloaded the Ethical Foundations Papers, the links generated to much traffic and were temporarily disabled. Links were updated to now lead to the papers on our LondonMet website. All who have tried and were disappointed may want to try again now. We appologise for the inconvenience.
(But thanks to all of you for the obviously huge interest! Yay!)

Nachdem überwältigend viele Menschen unsere Ethischen Grundlagen heruntergeladen haben, wurden die Links vorübergehend deaktiviert. Wir haben daher die Links aktualisiert und sie führen nun zu den Papieren die auf unserer LondonMet Website lagern. Wer es zuvor schon versucht hatte und nicht an das Papier kam, versuche es bitte jetzt nochmal. Wir entschuldigen uns für diese Unannehmlichkeit.
(Aber danken allen für das offenbar große Interesse! Hurrah!)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

"Experiences of Intervention Against Violence" now available!

News live from the WAVE conference

Some of the team are attending the WAVE conference in Berlin, Germany, right now and see our anthology "Experiences of Intervention Against Violence. An Anthology of Stories" for the first time! We are thrilled to announce, that the book is available as of now!

The five CEINAV teams sought to hear the voices of women and young people with a minority or migration background who had travelled through a history of violence and intervention. From these interviews an anthology of stories was created, in which the women and young people describe when and how intervention helped them or failed to help, and what they think could be done better. The anthology has been artistically designed and aims to be widely accessible. All stories were translated into English next to the original language as an invitation to think about how experiences may differ or be similar in different countries of Europe. The anthology is now available as a print edition and also open accessonline (click!)

Neuigkeiten live von der WAVE Konferenz

Einige Teammitglieder befinden sich gerade auf der WAVE Konference in Berlin und nehmen dort das erste Mal unsere Geschichtensammlung "Experiences of Intervention Against Violence. An Anthology of Stories" in die Hände! Wir freuen uns zu berichten, dass das Buch ab heute erhältlich ist!Die fünf CEINAV teams strebten an, die Stimmen von Frauen und Jugendlichen mit einem Migrationshintergrund, die Gewalt und Intervention durchlebt hatten, zu hören. Aus diesen Interviews wurde eine Geschichtensammlung kreiert in der Frauen und Jugendliche beschreiben, wann und wie Intervention ihnen half oder nicht und was sie denken, was man verbessern könnte. Die Sammlung wurde künstlerisch illustriert und zielt darauf ab, für die breite Öffentlichkeit zugänglich zu sein. Alle Geschichten wurden ins Englische übersetzt und neben der Originalsprache abgedruckt, um dazu einzuladen über die Unterschiede der Erfahrungen oder ihre Gemeinsamkeiten in verschiedenen europäischen Ländern nachzudenken. Die Geschichtensammlung ist nun als Paperback und als PDF (open access) verfügbar (klick!).

Friday, October 14, 2016

CEINAV outputs available!

CEINAV has achieved one of its main goals: to develop a transnational foundation for ethical practice in intervention, taking a holistic view of the forms of violence we have studied, while attending to differences. The paper “Transnational Foundations for Ethical Practice inInterventions Against Violence Against Women and Child Abuseresults from in-depth discussions in the entire four-country team, and was written by Liz Kelly and Thomas Meysen with an approach that speaks directly to practitioners and the challenges they face. We make this paper available in the four languages of our project, and invite others to translate into further languages (but please let us know if you do so!)
CEINAV hat  eines seiner Hauptziele erreicht: Transnationale Grundlagen für eine ethische Praxis bei Interventionen entwickeln und dabei einerseits eine ganzheitliche Sicht auf die verschiedenen Gewaltformen die wir erforscht haben richten, während wir gleichzeitig ein Auge auf die Unterschiede behalten. Das Papier Transnationale Grundlagen für eine ethische Praxis bei Interventionen wegen Gewalt gegen Frauen und Kinder ist ein Ergebnis intensiver Diskussion im ganzen Vier-Länder-Team. Geschrieben haben es Liz Kelly und Thomas Meysen in einer Weise die direkt zu Fachkräften spricht und die Herausforderungen denen sie gegenüberstehen anerkennt. Wir machen dieses Papier in den vier Sprachen unseres Projektes zugänglich und laden Andere ein, es in ihre Sprachen zu übersetzen (aber bitte lassen Sie uns wissen, wenn sie das tun!)

Friday, September 30, 2016

CEINAV Final Event in Portugal

The CEINAV Final Event in Portugal, named “Social Justice and Cultural Dialogue in Intervention Against Violence” took place in Porto, in the Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education of the University of Porto, on June 29-30, 2016.
Liz Kelly and Maria José Magalhães
Prof. Carol Hagemann-White opened the first day with a conference about the transnational and intercultural research conducted in the CEINAV project. During the first day, two different panels focused on the CEINAV results concerning intervention in child abuse and neglect and in domestic violence. These two panels were facilitated by Prof. Rita Lopez and Prof. Maria José Magalhães, respectively. In each panel, professionals from organizations that intervene in these issues commented on the CEINAV results. At the end of the first day, a first draft of the Anthology of Stories was presented as well as a trailer for the animation film “Sendas” by Dr. Raquel Felgueiras, the Portuguese Team Artist-researcher.
Carol Hagemann-White and Maria José Magalhães
On the second day, Prof. Liz Kelly presented the transnational foundations for ethical practice in interventions against violence. This talk was followed by a panel on interventions against trafficking for sexual exploitation conducted by Dr. Vera Silva. Prof. Maria José Magalhães then presented on postcolonial feminism and intersectionality in interventions against violence. Finally, Dr. Raquel Felgueiras concluded the event with a presentation on the visual narratives that stemmed from the creative workshops that she and Prof. Angélica Lima Cruz conducted with survivors of violence.
The presentations during the two-day final event lead to interesting discussions and debates between participants, professionals and researchers. The general feedback was that the overall event was relevant and thought-provoking. Participants and professionals mentioned that there is a need for more opportunities to discuss intervention practices against violence and its intersection with cultural issues. The professionals mentioned that they appreciate opportunities to share their experiences and talk about the dilemmas they face in their daily practices regarding these issues. 
For more information about the conference and access to some of the presentations click here.

Monday, September 19, 2016

HERA closing event in Prague

The CEINAV leading team (project leader prof. Carol Hagemann White and principal investigators prof. Liz Kelly, prof. Maria Jose Magalhaes, prof. Vlasta Jalusic and dr. Thomas Meysen) participated at the HERA closing event in Prague (15-16 September 2016).
left to right: Thomas Meysen, Liz Kelly, Vlasta Jalusic, Carol
Hagemann-White, Maria Jose Magalhaes
 In a session on "the spoken word" we read stories from the anthology  ("Experiences of Intervention Against Violence. An Anthology of Stories. Cultural Encounters in Intervention Against Violence, Vol II) which will be published soon. Participants found it very moving.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Final presentation of the CEINAV project in Slovenia

The final presentation of the CEINAV project in Slovenia happened on Wednesday, 31st August 2016 at the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana. The event was opened with general overview of the project – its phases, methodology and activities – by dr. Lana Zdravković, followed by the presentation of the document “Transnational Foundation for Guidelines for Ethical Practice in Interventions against Interpersonal Violence”, with the emphasis on the issue of voices of the survivors, and elaboration of the ethical dilemmas in interventions – especially minority cases – by dr. Vlasta Jalušič.
The introduction was followed by the premiere screening of the documentary film “Everything I Told Them” (the first public screening of the film in Slovenia), after which the public applauded and expressed their satisfaction.
 Jasna Podreka, Katarina Vučko, Vlasta Jalušič, Mojca Dobnikar, Katja Zabukovec Kerin, Dragan Petrovec
The second part of the closing event continued with the panel “Violence in the Private Sphere and Ethic of Intervention”, conceptualized and moderated by dr. Vlasta Jalušič. Participants were: Katja Zabukovec Kerin, Association for non-violent communication; dr. Jasna Podreka, Faculty of Arts; Katarina Vučko, The Peace Institute; Mojca Dobnikar, the founder of the first SOS telephone for women and children; and dr. Dragan Petrovec, Institute of criminology at the Faculty of Law. They all addressed particular issues from their expertise and work and opened a further debate on our findings, particularly in the EU and Slovenian context.  
Approximately 30 people attended the event. Wider public, students, scholars and some professionals who previously took active part in the project's workshops were present as well. Unfortunately, no survivors (victims of various types of violence considered within the research) attended the event due to other obligations. The great majority of the participants were very interested and impressed with the results of the research. A small group questioned why CEINAV did not study violence against men as well; the researchers explained this by reference to the Istanbul Convention.