Thursday, November 16, 2017

New Article derived from CEINAV material by Meysen & Kelly

After quite a while of polishing, the new article "Child protection systems between professional cooperation and trustful relationships: A comparison of professional practical and ethical dilemmas in England/Wales, Germany, Portugal, and Slovenia" by Thomas Meysen & Liz Kelly now has been published.

Read here (unlimited open access)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

CEINAV presented on the IInd European Conference on Domestic Violence

Liz Kelly, Bianca Grafe, Carol Hagemann-White & Maria José Magalhaes
Liz Kelly, Maria José Magalhaes & Carol Hagemann-White
One of our CEINAV PIs, Maria José Magalhães, was deeply involved into hosting the 2nd European Conference on Domestiv Violence this year. From 6th to 9th September 2017 the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto welcomed researchers from around the world to share experiences and research interest. In more than a hundred different parallel sessions there were more than 400 presentations with research focusing on Domestic / Interpersonal Violence, Sexual Violence, Victim Support, Risk Assessment, Prevention, Work with perpetrators, Media representation, Justice System, Health System, Femicide and many more. Additionally there were workshops and a poster session.

Keynotes were delivered by Marianne Hester, Carolina Överlien, Walter S. DeKeseredy, Marceline Naudi, María Lameiras Fernández, Marsha Scott and Liz Kelly (CEINAV PI 3). Carol Hagemann-White was in the round table on ethics and several presentations of CEINAV as well as of the Bystander Project were given by Maria José Magalhães, Carol Hagemann-White and Bianca Grafe. Thus the CEINAV project team was once again very visible and active during this huge conference.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sendas/Paths from CEINAV exhibited at international film festivals

Still frame from the film “Sendas/Paths”
The short animated film “Sendas/Paths”, directed by Raquel Felgueiras and produced in the scope of the project CEINAV – Cultural Encounters in Intervention Against Violence –  and co-produced by Filmógrafo and Cine Clube de Avanca, has been awarded in the 20th edition of Avanca Film Festival with the prize “Avanca Competition – Short film”. The award ceremony took place on the 26th of July 2017 with the presence of Luís Chaby Vaz, President of ICA (Cinema and Audiovisual Institute). The film has been selected for several national and international film festivals, from which we highlight Cinanima 2016, Sudan Independent Film Festival 2016, 10th International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2017, Curtas de Vila do Conde 2017 and Baixada Animada 2017, Brasil.

Sendas/Paths has also been screened in  London with live music by the Anima Collective at St Alfege Church in 2016; at Maus Hábitos by the Porto Femme Sessions, 2017; and selected for: Festival Caminhos 2016 (Coimbra); Festival de Foz Côa 2016; Shelburne Falls Fabulous Fringe Fest, USA; 1+1Play 2016 (Coruña); SÃO TOMÉ FESTFILM'17; Shortcutz de Guimarães (2017); CINEMADAMARE 2017 (Italy); Festival PORTO7 (2017); Encontrarte Amares 2017; Festival NAU (Porto 2017); Future Film Festival 2017 (Italy).

(Picture on the left: Raquel Felgueiras at the Avanca Film Festivalaward ceremony with Luís Chaby Vaz (President of ICA)

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!)