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Prevention and Support Standards for Women and Survivors of Violence: A Handbook for the Implementation of the Istanbul Convention 2017

This Handbook aims to provide an overview of the key legal developments and practical advances, which the ratification of the Istanbul Convention has made possible. It provides a crucial benchmark of success in the struggle to eliminate violence against women and children in Europe and provides a solid legal framework for the protection and support of women and their children who have experienced abuse. Even though the Istanbul Convention was ratified in 2011, there is still a lack of understanding amongst practitioners working in the violence against women sector, as well as the general public, about its specific remit and the requirements of its implementation. Part One of the Handbook provides a solid introduction to the framework of the Istanbul Convention and its human rights as well as non-discriminatory angle. Part Two offers a more in-depth overview of its specific requirements, e.g. the need for adequate government funding for specialist service provision, key elements of making support services for women affected by violence empowering and explores existing challenges in the collaboration between NGOs and their respective European governments. An extensive list of literary references to enable further reading and research is offered at the end of the Handbook.

Effective Multi-Agency Cooperation 2015

Effective Multi-Agency Cooperation 2015The publication aims to serve as a resource for trainers to explore some of the benefits and key principles of multi-agency work for supporting victims of domestic violence and violence against women. The publication may also be used by individual professionals as a learning resource for background theoretical and practical information, as well as a source of best practice models.

WAVE Informational Leaflet 2015

The leaflet provides a listing of WAVE member organizations comprising the network (as of December 2015), information on membership - how to become a member, and benefits of being part of the network – among other relevant information.

Health System Responses to GBV 2014

The manual provides comprehensive information for healthcare professionals about recognizing gender based violence against women and taking steps to support women survivors of violence. The manual provides genderal information about gender based violence, focusing on intimate partner violence against women. The manual also provides information on the role of the healthcare system in responding to intimate partner violence and relaying steps to take in order to provide an effective response. Lastly, readers can find out about creating referral pathways that are integrated into the healthcare system, as well as ways to monitor and evaluate interventions. The manual also includes a training package based on individual modules that include handouts and power point presentations. More information about the manual and the project on which the manual is based can be found on the project website: www.health-genderviolence.org

GENDERSTAT Guidance 2012

The report raises awareness about the need for collection of gender-based data on violence against women at the national and European level and includes information on measuring the extent of gender-based violence in Europe. The following types of data are addressed: representative survey data, research data, and routine administrative data (e.g. police recorded data, criminal justice data, health services data, service provision data, among others). The report provides information on minimum standards of data collections and other recommendations for data collection.

PROTECT II Risk Assessment and Safety 2012

The learning material can be used as a resource for trainers to explore the possibilities and benefits of forming partnerships and multi-agency cooperation, when dealing with high risk of harm in domestic violence cases. The learning material is currently available in 12 languages: German, Spanish, French, English, Bulgarian, Czech, Italian, Estonian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, and Slovak.


PROTECT I Protecting High Risk Victims 2011

The manual aims to contribute to the prevention and reduction of the most serious forms of gender-based violence against girls, young women and their children, such as grievous bodily harm, homicide and attempted homicide, including so-called honour crimes and killings. The manual is available in 8 languages: Bulgarian, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Slovakian, and Spanish).


IMPROVE Quality Services 2008

The manual is a result of a project aiming at improving services and service provision for victims of domestic violence through training and exchange of best practices in establishing and organizing the running of women's shelters.

Bridging Gaps Multi-Agency Cooperation 2006

The manual addresses models of cooperation between women’s NGOs and state authorities in the area of prevention of and protection from violence against women. The manual establishes indicators, guidelines and strategies for implementation.

Languages: CZECH

Away from Violence 2004

The publication provides an overview of what it takes to run a women’s shelters for survivors of violence and their children. It addresses principles of service provision as well as practical issues involved for women who establish, organise, run and work in a refuge/shelter.


Training of Professionals 2000

The manual addresses the need for training and awareness-raising for professionals dealing with the victims of violence against women and children as an effective means of preventing such violence and providing effective protection to victims. Confidence and professionalism in handling appeals for help and the provision of fast and efficient support can alleviate the hardships and in some case avoid further violence. The manual includes basic information and training materials related to violence against women in intimate relationships, and provides specific modules for law enforcement, judges, medical professionals, and persons working in psycho-social support.