Activity of Plattform gegen die Gewalt in der Familie - Platform against domestic violence
Aims and objectives
The Platform against Domestic Violence provides a networking mechanism through support services. It is an Austria-wide forum for exchanging experiences, and a means to raise public awareness of the problem of domestic violence. The Platform brings together 45 organisations working (among other things) to prevent violence and develop interventions; these include child protection centres, counselling centres for women, youth centres, seniors' clubs, and men's counselling services.
The objectives are: reducing violence; increasing the detection rate; introducing effective intervention; and awareness and public relations.
The Platform is financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Labour.
Name: Plattform gegen die Gewalt in der Familie - Platform against domestic violence
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Austria
Organisation Zip Code: 1010
Organisation Phone: 43 (0)1 711 00-3314
Name: Maria Orthofer
One specific focus of the Platform is work with men, through workshops, seminars and networking activities.