Perpetrator Programmes in the Western Balkans: Mapping the Existing Practices and Ways Forward

Perpetrator Programmes
Sandra Jovanović Belotić; Berta Vall

The research “Perpetrator Programmes in the Western Balkans: Mapping the Existing Practices and Ways Forward” assesses the level of implementation of Article 16 of the Istanbul Convention, which refers to programmes for perpetrators of domestic violence. The mapping aims to examine existing perpetrator programmes and their characteristics in the Western Balkans region, understand the legislative framework for the implementation of the Article 16 in each country and identify compliance with Article 16 at the country and regional level.

In this regard, the publication provides grounded information and analysis of perpetrator programmes in the region to inform efficient and productive future actions and recommendations, both on the strategic and practical level, as well as to incorporate regional and country-specific perspectives.

The research was developed by the European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence (WWP EN) in partnership with UN Women within the framework of the regional programme on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey, “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds,” funded by the European Union.

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia
Resource type(s): Research papers
UN Women office publishing: Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
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