Until January 31, 2023, everyone can listen to webinars and, after passing a short test, receive a personalized online certificate.
What do we really know about violence and why does it happen? Someone tries to justify the rapist, someone blames herself. For some, this is a terrible routine that a person faces daily, but is afraid to share and believes that someday this will pass and everything will change. But violence happens again and again… On November 25, the Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the International Campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” will begin and last until December 10 – Human Rights Day. Within its framework, REAct organizes a series of webinars to support, protect and prevent a situation in which, alas, each of us may find ourselves.
The first webinar “Why does she endure? Causes, Preconditions and Types of Violence in Relationships” is devoted to the consideration of what distinguishes violence from other human relationships (primarily from conflict) and how it becomes an ordinary fact in a person’s life. Models of the Wheel of Violence will be presented – why women often return to the abuser, which strategies of psychological violence are most often used before physical violence, and what lies at the very root of this factor. The webinar participants will learn why women are afraid to defend themselves (helplessness syndrome) and how to help survivors get out of it, as well as learn to recognize the dangers of abusive relationships and ways to counter these challenges.
The webinars will be held on December 5, 7 and 9, 2022 and will be simultaneously translated into Russian, English, Ukrainian, BHS, Georgian. At the end of the three webinars, participants will be able to take a test and receive an online certificate.
Webinar №1 December 05, 2022
What is violence and how does it differ from conflict? Why does violence occur in relationships and how does it become routine? What happens in a relationship before he hits her for the first time? “Wheel of violence”: why do women often return to the abuser? “Retrieved Helplessness Syndrome”: why is a woman afraid to defend herself? Can an abuser stop?
The recording of webinar 1 is available at the link. You need to go to the link and enter the code 1ro820$2 . You can then select the recording language by clicking the globe-shaped button.
Presentation is available here.
Webinar №2 December 07, 2022
We will consider the psychological portrait of the offender – how to recognize the rapist? Based on a study in a Canadian prison, why do obedient boys grow up to kill women? How do beliefs and stereotypes fuel domestic violence? Warning signals: how to understand that he will soon hit her (Study “Murder Graph”). Mechanisms for the prevention of violence in society.
The recording of webinar 2 is available at the link. You need to go to the link and enter the code 35J1xq$p . You can then select the recording language by clicking the globe-shaped button.
Presentation is available here.
Webinar №3 December 09, 2022
We will look at how to properly help the victim and what (not-) should be done during a conversation with the victim. “My police protect me”: how to properly interact with law enforcement agencies in cases of violence and why “Can you make peace?” does not work. And also, let’s dwell on secondary trauma: why she is forced to talk again and again about the violence she experienced during the investigation and trial.
The recording of webinar 2 is available at the link. You need to go to the link and enter the code 7A?W%N2H . You can then select the recording language by clicking the globe-shaped button.
Presentation is available here:
Marta Chumalo is a Ukrainian gender expert, feminist, co-founder of the Women’s Perspectives Center, human rights activist, and psychologist with experience in helping victims of gender-based violence. For more than 25 years she has been working on gender equality and women’s rights in Ukraine and beyond.