Protect II: Capacity Building in Risk Assessment and Safety Management to Protect High Risk Victims
The project PROTECT II is a follow-up project from WAVE’s PROTECT I project carried out in 2010-2011. In PROTECT II, WAVE collaborated with 18 partner organizations from 13 countries and 8 advisory board members (researchers and judges). Focusing on multi-agency work, risk assessment and risk management, PROTECT II aimed to build practitioners’ capacity in law enforcement, judicial and paralegal fields, such as those of forensic doctors and practitioners in women`s services that provide counselling on victims’ rights and further legal assistance. The main focus was on preventing intimate partner violence against women and their children, and more specifically on improving the protection of victims, who are at risk of severe and repeated violence, including femicide (homicide of women) - including ‘crimes in the name of honour’. Accordingly, the concrete objectives were the development of a manual for risk assessment based on a multi-agency approach, the provision of guidelines for systematic and reliable data generation, training seminars, among others. In line, the Protect II Manual was published as a resource for trainers to explore the possibilities and benefits of multi-agency work.
The manual can be downloaded from the RESOURCES section of the WAVE website - TRAINING MANUALS
The project also resulted in a GENDERSTAT report, providing guidance to relevant stakeholders on sources and minimum standards of data collection related to violence against women.
The report can be downloaded from the RESOURCES section of the WAVE website - TRAINING MANUALS