Until January 31, 2023, everyone can listen to webinars and, after passing a short test, receive a personalized online certificate.
"Portrait of an offender: How Stereotypes Turn into a Fist"
All over the world, girls and women are being targeted for violence simply because of their gender identity or expression. But why do obedient boys grow up to be killers of women, and at what point does it become clear that a blow will follow instead of words?
In 1991, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign was launched by activists at the opening of the Global Women’s Leadership Institute and is still used today by international, regional and national organizations to call for the prevention and elimination of violence.
This year, as part of the activities of this campaign, the second REAct webinar will be dedicated to the topic “Portrait of an offender: how stereotypes turn into a fist.” Participants will consider the main hypotheses about who and how becomes offenders (psychological portrait). Dobash&Dobash research will be presented, explaining the common core beliefs of rapists about themselves, the world and women, their stereotypes, as well as the so-called murder plot for Jane Monckton-Smith (special signals that indicate danger in a relationship).
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.