Activity of Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology
Aims and objectives
The programme is aimed at implementing municipal policies on gender equality. The main purpose of the organisation is to provide services to individuals (and professionals) in the overlapping fields of justice and health. Since the early 2000s, it focuses its services on people facing domestic and intra-familial violence. It addresses the perpetrators, who participate in accountability groups. Over the year, Praxis meets between 1,000 and 1,200 people throughout the French-speaking region of Belgium (4,500,000 residents). 80% have been ordered to attend by the courts. Others attend "voluntarily". 98% of our groups are men. The gender approach is not the main reference, but it is integrated into the overall approach
Name: Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology
Stakeholder: Civil society organisation
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Belgium
Organisation Zip Code: 4000
Organisation Phone: 0032 42281228
Name: Vincent Libert
One of the aspects of our work is to remove systems of beliefs and values that allow men to commit violent acts.This organisation holds discussion groups with male perpetrators of violence. The majority are required by law to take part in these groups. Also involved in training public servants such as policemen and other professionals.
- Praxis - CVFE (2007). A Liège, une co-élaboration pour une coopération en matière de violence conjugales. Bruxelles.
- Kowal, C. & Simoens, J.L. (2008). Enfants exposés à la volence conjugale. Revue de l'Observatoire, numéro 59.