Representations and realities: gender violence against women and working with aggressors in Colombia and Guatemala

Date: July 23, 2020
Hour: 5:00 pm Bruselas - 10:00 am Bogotá
Country or Region: Colombia, Guatemala
Language: Spanish
Topic: Social cohesion
Olicy Areas: Gender equality policies

In this webinar, Oscar Acevedo (Colombia) shares his experiences on how perpetrators in prisons in Colombia and Guatemala recognise their violent acts. In both countries, the fact of recognising or not recognising the damage done is closely linked to different factors and sociocultural representations of machismo, the role of women, among other things. At the same time, the legal frameworks, the work approach of the justice operators and the various methodological interventions on how to work with perpetrators from different perspectives that enable an understanding of gender violence. Oscar will also provide some examples of how programmes should work with perpetrators in the prison context.

The objective of the activity is to carry out a detailed analysis of the existing programmes both in Europe and Latin America in order to build bridges of cooperation with a view to the creation of a bi-regional work network. It is about promoting a joint focus to learn from each other and design better public policies for working with male aggressors to avoid recidivism.

This activity is co-organised by Work With Perpetrators European Network (WWP EN) and the EUROsociAL+ Gender Equality policy area.

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