Respect Network Events 2017-18 Respect runs a programme of events for frontline workers, service managers, commissioners, funders, policy workers and researchers. Our events are practical and accessible, underpinning our three core strands of work: perpetrators of domestic violence, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationship; and support our ethos of high quality and safe service provision.

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Working with male victims of domestic violence network event

21 March @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Male Victims: Why a Gender Informed Approach Matters

Date: Wednesday 21st March 2018

Time: 10:30 – 16:00

Venue: Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3EA

Cost: £120 + booking fee for Respect Members | £156 + booking fee for non-members

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This event will focus on how to provide safe, effective and accountable services for male victims of domestic violence and abuse which meet their diverse needs. It will explore why a needs-led, gender-informed approach works for men and how this fits with a similar approach for women.
We will hear from organisations who have developed safe models for working with male victims, as well as from organisations who have expanded from working only with women to now including men. The event will also explore why the Respect Standards for Work with Male Victims are important and how these fit with other standards in the sector.

We will have the following speakers, plus more as they are confirmed:

  • Trevor Meaney, Poet and survivor of domestic abuse: Trev will read his poem ‘This body’ , a piece he feels very passionate about and wants to spread it as far and wide as possible to try and offer comfort and support to those who have suffered from abuse and those who continue to do so. The message he is trying to evoke in this piece is ‘courage’.

Keynote speeches

  • Women’s Aid: The importance of gender-informed services: Opportunities and challenges for Women’s Aid Members in working with male victims
  • Jude Long, Galop  LGBT & DVA Helplines Manager: Supporting GBT Men: GALOP Helplines as a VAWG informed service.
  • Aaron Slater, Sacro, Service Manager Fearless & Bright Service: The Fearless Project Supporting Men in Scotland
  • Helen Scadding, Citizen’s Advice Senior Project Manager:  Just ASK – the development of a routine enquiry programme – benefits and challenges.
  • Ippo Panteloudakis, Respect Operations Director:  Launching the Respect Male Victims Standard

Research-informed and practice-based workshops (more will be confirmed soon):

  • Dr Eszter Szilassy & Dr Jessica Roy – Reprovide, University of Bristol: Reaching men in general practice: challenges and opportunities



21 March
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Amnesty International Human Rights Action Center
25 New Inn Yard
London, EC2A 3EA United Kingdom
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