Intervention against violence is increasingly recognized as a responsibility of society, its laws and institutions, but when is intervention just and effective, given the diversity of today’s societies?
When is it respectful and responsive to the needs and life projects of those involved?
How can intervention expand the space for agency and self-determination of those who have been or still are exposed to violence?
A main goal of CEINAV is to identify key ethical concerns and moral dilemmas that arise in practice and to develop guidance for intervention strategies responding to the diverse voices of those seeking protection, support or help. Workshops with professionals and interviews with women and young people who have experienced intervention have provided many insights into some of these issues.
As a foundation for systematic analysis, a working paper on “Salient ethical issues for intervention against violence” is now available online right --> here <--