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
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 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 Abuse” results 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
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|
|Carol Hagemann-White and Maria José Magalhães|
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
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
Sunday, September 11, 2016
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.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The CEINAV Closing Event for Germany, “Frames and ethics in interventions against violence” took place in Berlin on June 2-3, 2016. The teams from the University of Osnabrück and DIJuF were joined by Maria José Magalhães from Portugal and Jackie Turner from London. Around 65 experts working in the areas of at least one of the three forms of violence and several interviewpartners attended the conference and discussed together with us the issues of ethics and culture in interventions against interpersonal violence.
The program combined presentations of project results with reflections from “outside” by Prof. Hans Thiersch, University of Tübingen, and Dr. Heinz Kindler, German Youth Institute. The workshops brought the results of the study in conversation with practitioners who reflected on them to initiate lively discussions. We exhibited the artwork the women and young people created and also showed a part of the film the Slovenian team produced with the voices of women, young people, professionals and researchers. Both made quite an impression.
Participants also enjoyed looking at a partial pre-print of the multilingual anthology of stories of women and young people and were very interested to use the finished product in their work.
The two days ended with a first introduction of the “Transnational Ethical Foundation for Interventions Against Interpersonal Violence” which provoked a profound appreciation as well as a desire to continue the discussions about the various issues covered on the two days such as self-determination, listening to women and children/young people and culture. Making decisions about interventions can be difficult for professionals in their every-day-work and the conference seems to have been a welcomed possibility to reflect those difficulties and talk about ways to handle it in an ethically reflected way.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Last week the full team of CEINAV researchers worked together for four days to deepen the project findings and prepare the final steps.
During the winter the projects teams in the four countries met with practitioners, stakeholders and women and young people who had told us about their intervention experiences. These meetings served to present and discuss preliminary results, as well as reflecting on the art from creative workshops with survivors of violence. Now the researchers are developing a synthesis across countries for each form of violence. We call them “triangulation papers” because they bring together the perspectives of professionals, the experiences of survivors, and our background knowledge about intervention systems like three corners of a triangle.
In Ljublana we have taken important steps towards producing outcomes that we hope will be useful and accessible to practitioners and stakeholders in the intervention field. These include: (1) a paper proposing some ethical foundations for effective and helpful intervention practice, (2) a video with voices of professionals and of survivors illustrating different perceptions of key ethical issues, and (3) an anthology of stories based on the messages that survivors who have travelled through a history of intervention could offer to intervention actors. In addition, videos are being finalised from the four countries showing, in very different ways, how art work by survivors might communicate important aspects of their intervention experience. Separate papers will undertake a synthesis of the theoretical work in CEINAV.
Alongside planning for the closing events in each of the four countries, the 4-day seminar also yielded a plan for an edited book to which the both the lead researchers and the early career researchers will contribute papers; a prospectus is being developed within the next few weeks. It will be a site for explaining more fully the methodology, the theoretical framework, and some interesting findings.
|left to right back: Thomas Meysen, Rita Lopez, Maria José Magalhães, |
Liz Kelly, Vlasta Jalušič, Carol Hagemann-White, Janna Beckmann,
left to right front: Veronika Bajt, Lana Zdravković, Bianca Grafe,
Raquel Felgueiras, Angélica Lima Cruz
The space of four days in Ljubljana opened up time for every participant to comment on a preliminary version of the video, and on the draft paper of ethical foundations. In depth debates during the meeting concerned how ethical guidance for practice might be connected with ethical theories. Comparing overall “intervention cultures” was also a topic of lively debate, where the contentions around the notion of culture and the complexity of intervention systems and practices circulated to further develop our understanding. There is work still to be done on a conceptual framework for our findings, with the challenge of integrating intersectionality and postcolonial theories with insights from the theories of subalternity and coloniality, This path will help us articulate and clarify the connections between structural violence and interpersonal violence.
Surrounded by beautiful sights and wonderful sunshine, CEINAV researchers gathered new energy to take back to our respective countries and to work on the final steps of the project.