7.–9.9.2018 Crowne Plaza Helsinki, Mannerheimintie 50
00260 Helsinki

Talking about gender perspective after #metoo


Tack för alla som var med i konferensen!

Nordiska Kvinnor Mot Våld -nätverket organiserar konferenser som ger inspiration och aktuell information om arbete mot våld med könsperspektiv. Årets konferens var i Helsinki, Finland.
Länkar till presentationerna hittar du in i programmet och workshop beskrivningar. Vi fyller på sidorna under september.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the conference!

Nordic Women Against Violence -network organizes yearly a conference for inspiring each other and sharing information and experiences. This years conference was held in Finland.
You can find links to the presentations in the program and workshop descriptions. We’ll add presentations during September.

Programmet uppdateras alltid när det kommer ny information
The program will be updated along the way as we get new information confirmed

Presentationer i stora salen ska hållas på skandinaviska eller på engelska – och simultantolkas till den andra.
The presentations in the main hall will be either in Scandinavian language or English – and  simultaneously translated to the other.

Friday 7.9.

14-16 registration

16.00 Opening of the conference
Sanna Vesikansa, Deputy Mayor for Social Services and Health Care, The City of Helsinki

16.15 How did we end up to #metoo? Tracing the roots of silence and shame in gender-based violence. Are we testifying backlash or progress?This lecture takes the audience to a journey through the last 500 years of Western gender-based violence. I aim to investigate elements upholding various forms of violence and control and suggest that their history is relevant in current debates on equality. Historical examples demonstrate the difficulties in recognizing and fighting violence, but at the same time, they encourage to believe in possibilities of anti-violence work. The talk is based on Lidman’s book Gender, Violence and Attitudes. Lessons from Early modern Europe (Routledge 2018)

Satu Lidman, PhD, independent researcher, historian and author, and adjunct professor in History of Criminal Law, University of Turku

17.00 – 18.30 Landpresentation i en kvart – hur ser läget ut från nordiska ländernas perspektiv?
LOKK, Lene Johannesson
GrönlandKrisecentret i Nuuk, Grethe Siegstad
Färöarna:  Kvinnuhúsfelagið, Poula Pattersson
Norge:  Krisesentersekretariatet, daglig ledare Tove Smaadahl
 Federation of Mother and child homes and Shelters, Tuula Haatainen


19.00 Get together at the Winter Garden hall of Restaurant Sipuli

Saturday 8.9.

09.00 The effects of #metoo to legislation: what is the best possible outcome in the Nordic Countries?
What elements would the best possible legislation consist of? Legislation is an essential tool for making the lived reality free of violence for all women. Nordic countries have still miles ahead to travel before our legislation effectively protects all women – including (f.ex) undocumented women, transfeminine and women with disabilities  – from violations of their sexual autonomy. What would be different from what we have now?
Amnesty International is currently conducting research in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden about access to justice for rape victims. Part of the aim is to identify the obstacles, but just as important is to vision a future, to sketch a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Helle Jacobsen, Amnesty Denmark
Otava Piha, Amnesty Finland
Patricia Kaatee, Amnesty Norway
Katarina Bergehed, Amnesty Sweden
Host: Pia Puu Oksanen, Amnesty Finland

9.45  Landpresentation i en kvart – hur ser läget ut från nordiska ländernas  perspektiv?
Island:  Stigamot, Gudrun Jonsdottir 
&  Krisesentret, Sigthrudur Gudmundsdottir
Sweden: Unizon, Olga Persson & ROKS, Jenny Westerstrand

10.15 pause

10.30 Gender perspective in education of children and young people after #metoo

Should(n’t) We All be Feminists? -Experiences from Book Distribution and Gender Equality Project with Finnish Schools in 2017
Dr Mari-Anne Okkolin, teacher and researcher, author of Education, Gender and Development – Capabilities Perspective (2018)

Onni Westlund, Towards a better tomorrow – what do young people think of their experiences of abuse

11.30 lunch

12.30 Workshops, first round

14.00 coffee

14.30 – 16.00 Workshops, second round

19.00 Conference dinner at Crowne Plaza

Artist of the evening

IRENE is one of the interesting new female voices in the field of Finnish independent pop scene, crafting minimalistic, raw and emotionally naked pop tunes with deeply personal lyrics. As a master of arts in literature and women’s studies, and a woman who has unlocked her artistic vision from a place that once used to be filled with violence, her voice and story embody an empowering spirit and a sense of liberation. Often described as ”light-filled melancholia”, IRENE brings an ethereal, soothing and lingering energy to her listeners – with a side of fire.

Sunday 9.9.

09.00 What are men going to do?

Generalsekreterare Olga Persson, Unizon
Co-founder Peter Söderström,  Another development foundation, Sweden

10.00 pause

10.30 passing the baton to the next organizing country

10.45 The power of voices and activism
Sisu not silence –
film of the founder of the campaign, Emilia Lahti

The power of activism, Sari Laaksonen

11.30 closing of the seminar, lunch and a meeting of the reference group

Anmälning till workshops sker i konferensen
Registration to workshops will be done in the conference
1. Vulnerable groups: minorities

Working with immigrant women in vulnerable situations: Violence and integration
Exploring the different types of domestic violence against immigrant women and its effect on integration into the Finnish society. This workshop takes a closer look at the problems and seeks to find potential solutions to this matter.
Jennifer Garraoui, Social Counselor, Mona-Shelter
MONIKA – Multicultural Women’s Association

2. Vulnerable groups: children

Barn på krisesenter – utfordringer knyttet til ivaretakelse av barns (retts-)sikkerhet
Presentationen innehåller följande teman: Barn på krisesenter, den voldelige forelderer, samvær, når sannheten snus på hodet, hvor retter hjelpeapparatet fokus, den voldsutsatte omsorgsgiveren, forstyrret omsorg – forstyrret tilknytning, sakkyndig vurdering, konsekvenser i verste fall, dilemmaer och krisesenterets muligheter.

Daglig leder Wanja J. Saether, Krisesenteret i Salten Norge

Helping children in daytime services in domestic violence settings
Our principals of action in our member organisations is to help all participants of violence. Working with children is important part of helping the whole family. In our services Children are mainly victims of violence but also perpetrators. We have made unite modell of our daytime services in our twenty memberorganisations. In this presentation I will open those themes and content working with childen.

Development manager Tiina Muukkonen, Federation of Mother and child homes and Shelters

3. Fighting against porn as gender perspective education for our children and youth

Dagens mainstreamporr består av grovt våld och förnedring av kvinnor och finns två klick bort på våra och våra barns surfplattor och mobiltelefoner. Forskning och erfarenhet visar att porr fungerar som katalysator och inspiration till mäns och killars övergrepp på kvinnor och tjejer. Vi lever nu i ett socialt experiment där porrens kvinnohat och grova våld har fri tillgång till våra barn, helt oreglerat.

Att överleva prostitution
Gabriella och Ida från #intedinhora berättar om metoo-uppropet de startade för att synliggöra erfarenheterna hos kvinnor och tjejer i prostitution.
Roks, Sweden

Porr och prostitution ur ett könsmaktsperspektiv
Kajsa Ekis Ekman, författare och journalist, Unizon, Sverige

4. Digital violence

Experiences and methods of working against digital stalking” Let’s talk about ”good to know” -tips when we are thinking supporting and helping our clients. Thinking digital stalking as a violent behavior after separation. What is digital stalking in post-separation concept? This workshop dives in to the world of digital violence – what it is and how it affects womens lives.”

Jonna Brandt, social worker of the stalking project, Viola – free from violence

Possibilities in helping a victim of digital crime
Katariina Westman and Sari Somppi, Victim Support Finland

5. Stress release by movement

Johanna Matikka, Being safe in my body
“Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.” ― Peter A. Levine
In this workshop we will focus on the possibilities what body oriented and trauma informed way of working give us when working with survivors of interpersonal violence.  Workshop includes some breathing and body sensing exercises.

Johanna Matikka, Federation of Mother and child homes and Shelters, Finland

Development project on stress-reducing therapies for women’s shelters Eleonora Bru

Shelter houses across Europe take help from a variety of stress-reducing techniques. This project wants to create time to share this knowledge in common European inspirational meetings between colleagues, stress therapists and women with experiences of living in shelter-houses. Aiming at increasing the chance for starting up different sorts of stress-reducing therapies for women in shelter houses. In the workshop the project will be discussed, and a short session of medical qigong experienced by women in shelter house for stress reducing (not physically challenging!), will be practised.

Eleonora Bru, One planet – Ngo for Sustainability and Health, Medical Qigong & Deep relaxation guide, Sweden.

7. Ungdomar: Syk kjærlighet och Flickornas Hus

Syk kjærlighet -projekt
Det ble sett i gang i fortsettelsen av #metoo på Valentinusdagen og grunnen er at 70% av de som søkte hjelp i Stigamot siste år, fortalte at volden hadde startet før de ble atten år gamle. Jenter klaget også over liten undervisning om vold blant ungdommer.  Prosjektet handler om ungdomsforhold,både sunne og usunne.
Steinunn Gyðu- og Guðjónsdóttir, Stigamot, Iceland

Helping girls who have been sexually violated
Unprocessed sexual violations are risks to close relationships

We need to help sexual violence and harassment victims with low threshold services and with right timing. We can prevent later domestic violence by helping young girls to recognize sexual violence and maltreatment. It is important to integrate the violence experience and to become conscious about the symptoms and consequences of violence. We can help victims a lot with psychoeducation and sexual counselling. Unprocessed early sexual violence experience can have an effect to parenthood and social relationships.

Kristiina Hannila, The girls’ house Helsinki, Finland

8. The role of boys and men in the change of gender perspective

Kärlek börjar aldrig med bråk – en workshop om makt, kön, sex och hur vi kan förebygga våld
Med kunskap och metoder kan vi få våld att upphöra!
För att vi ska komma åt och på riktigt förebygga våld så måste vi börja redan med barn och unga och aktivt arbeta för att utmana de maskulinitetsnormer som leder till våld, ohälsa och orättvisa maktstrukturer. Därför har vi tagit fram ett lösningsfokuserat och lätthanterligt metodmaterial anpassat för arbete med ungdomar under namnet Kärlek börjar aldrig med bråk. Vår workshop är en komprimerad variant av vårt metodmaterial där vi ämnar inspirera kring våldsförebyggande metoder där vi vid detta tillfälle valt att fokusera på ämnen som berör samtycke och porr.

Sofie Markne & Jessica Norin Ortiz, Unizon, Sverige

9. The effects of stress during pregnancy and possibilities to support mothers-to-be

FinnBrain Birth Cohort Study: Early Life Stress
Topic of the workshop is early life stress, parenthood and child development. First Korja will have an approximately 40-minute lecture of the recent research findings and the clinical implications. After that discussion of the topic will continue in the smaller groups. At the end of session discussion will be closed in the larger group.

Riikka Korja, PhD, associate professof of Psychology, University of Turku

The participation fee:

  • Early bird 350€
    Registration until June 20 2018
  • Standard fee 390€
    Registration after June 20 2018

The participation fee includes the conference program, lunches, coffee and evening meals. The price does not include accommodation costs or travel fees.

Nordiska Kvinnor mot Våld -Conference 2018

Registrations cancelled less than 21 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.

I Nordiska Kvinnor Mot Våld -nätverket har vi nordiska organisationer som uppehåller kvinnojourer och andra form av stöd och hjälp:
* Danmark: LOKK – landsorganisation af kvindekrisecentre (www.lokk.dk)
* Grönland: krisecentret i Nuuk
* Finland: Förbundet för Mödra och Skyddshem (www.etkl.fi)
* Färöarna:  Kvinnuhúsfelagið ( www.kvinnuhusid.fo)
* Island: Stigamot – education and counceling center for survivors of sexual abuse and violence (www.stigamot.is)
* Norge: Krisesentersekretariatet (www.krisesenter.com)
* Sverige: ROKS – Riksorganisationen för kvinnojourer och tjejjourer i Sverige (www.roks.se) och
UNIZON – Sveriges kvinno- och tjejjourrers riksförbund (www.unizon.se)

Mera information, more information

Tuula Turppo (registration, invoices, practical matters)
tuula.turppo@etkl.fi, tel. +358 50 599 8968

Sari Laaksonen
sari.laaksonen@etkl.fi, tel.  +358 40 746 9984

Johanna Matikka
johanna.matikka@etkl.fi, tel. +358 50 373 8506