What Advocates Can Expect from Male Allies to Hold Batterers Accountable and Keep Women Safe Webinar
This live webinar begins at 3:00 PM EST and is for advocates, clergy, lay leaders, social service providers and will explore some of these lessons and the implications for those doing this work.
For some thirty years, battered women and their advocates have been confronting the epidemic of men’s violence against women. We have learned that survivor safety and empowerment are of primary importance. But— within the context of survivor safety—what is our responsibility to the perpetrator? We know that in order to provide meaningful safety and justice for survivors, we also have to hold their batterers accountable. What does accountability mean? Whose responsibility is it to make that happen? When does holding batterers accountable compromise the safety of survivors? Is the criminal justice response always an appropriate and effective solution? Do batterer intervention programs work? If not, what are our alternatives?
Questions that will be addressed include:
- Can advocates trust men to hold survivor safety as a primary concern?
- Why is it easier for us to focus on what we think the survivor needs to do rather than what the perpetrator needs to do?
- What are the implications of involving law enforcement?
- What are proven strategies for holding perpetrators accountable while ensuring survivor safety?
Free registration for all STOP Administrators, Coalition Directors and Sub-Grantees