Henriikka Laurola works in Maria Akatemia in a project called Tunne voimavarasi which develops support services for the prevention of violence and neglect by elderly female carers.
Maria Akatemia is a Finnish non-profit specialised in the recognition and treatment of women’s inner ill-being and violence. Henriikka has Master’s degrees in Gender Studies from Birkbeck, University of London and in International Development from Utrecht University. Additionally she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Public Policy from University of Helsinki. Specialising early on in topics of ageing and health, her working history includes eight years of coordinating national and EU-funded projects for the prevention of elder abuse and for the improvement of health and social care services.
I have always lived in the knowledge that children need both parents. Fathers need more attention and support to ensure that the child has a secure relationship with the father. The Caring Fathers programme is specifically designed for fathers who want to have a better relationship with their child or children and the mother of their children.
Liisi is the project manager of the NGO Vaiteris project "Raising awareness of domestic violence among Estonian professionals". Liisi is in the process of obtaining a Master's degree in Organizational Behaviour at Tallinn University and is a counsellor at Mahena Centre.
City of Tallinn - Anneli Väär, Child Protection Specialist
City of Tallinn
At the beginning of the presentation, the author looks at the concept of gender neutrality. The next part of the paper will give an overview of a criminological study on serious crimes of intimate partner violence. In the final part of the paper, the author presents a study of female perpetrators of violence and the resulting typology.
Estonian Academy of Security Sciences
Iluta Lāce is the founder of MARTA Centre, currently the Centre’s director and board member. She is a leading expert in Latvia in the field of gender equality, domestic violence and human trafficking, providing expertise on local and global context on domestic violence, knowledge of theory on preventing and combatting domestic violence and human trafficking as well as strategies for raising awareness and service provision. She is actively engaged in advocacy for necessary changes in the Latvian legislation regarding women’s rights and violence against women, especially sexual exploitation. Before zeroing in on the issues of women’s rights she has worked with youth and homeless children as a social worker. She has been the vice president of the European Women’s Lobby.She facilitated development of services, promotion of girls and women’s rights in Central Asia, Turkey, Seychelles, Moldova, Ukraina, Russia, Belarus etc.
MARTA CENTRE Latvia