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Conference 2024: Men affected by domestic violence - thinking ahead

Frankfurt Main SAALBAU Gallus
Frankenallee 111
60326 Frankfurt / Main
Catering allowance 60,00 EUR

The package includes hot and cold drinks as well as cake and lunch on the 2nd day.

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Men affected by domestic violence - thinking ahead

We cordially invite you to this year's conference in Frankfurt am Main, in the SAALBAU Gallus. Gallus is the former working-class district near the main railway station, easily accessible by public transport.

In terms of content, our conference will present new findings on men affected by violence. Changes in assistance options will also play a role, e.g. those that the Violence Assistance Act, which is currently being drafted and is expected to come into force in 2025, will make available to those affected. There will be methodical and informal space to discuss these findings and to network. We are also looking beyond Germany and have invited representatives of support systems from European countries. The following schedule is planned.

Day 1 - September 25th, 2024


Conference points

 1:30 - 1:45 pm

Arrival, registration, getting in contact

1:45 - 2:00 pm

Welcome by the Federal Coordination Office for the Protection of Men against Violence (BFKM)

Round of introductions of the participants

2:00 - 2:15 pm

Greeting from the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Ms. Lisa Paus - requested

 2:15 - 3:00 pm

Keynote I

What innovations can the Violence Assistance Act from 2025 bring for victims of domestic violence?

Mr. Florian Wehner, BMFSFJ (requested)

 3:00 - 3:15 pm
Questions / discussion on the keynote
3:15 - 3:45 pm

Drinks break

Time for networking

3:45 - 4:15 pm

Current insights into the LESUBIA study

Dr. Nathalie Leitgöb-Guzy, Federal Criminal Police Office - Research and Advice Centre Police Crime Statistics, Dark Field Research

4:15 - 4:30 pm

Impulse 1: Violence protection system in Luxembourg (Infomann Luxembourg, requested)

4:30 - 4:40 pm
Conversion break
 4:40 - 6:00 pm

World Café

Four tables on different questions, 20 min each - alternating

6:00 pm

End of the day

Time for your accommodation

 6:30 pm

Guided tour of the district

Guided tour through the Gallus district. "Historically, the district is a mixed area. In addition to production and trade, transportation played a major role, but it lost importance when the freight station was abandoned. Frankfurt's main railway station, built in 1880, is still a landmark. From April 1964 to August 1965, the first Auschwitz trial was held in Haus Gallus (Bürgerhaus)." (from: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt-Gallus)

From 8:00 pm

Day 2 - September 26th, 2024

Time Conference Points
08:45 am
Arrival of the participants with coffee / tea
09:00 - 09:15 am
Warm up - Start in den Tag
09:15 - 09:30 am
Presentation of the results of the World Café from the day before
09:30 - 10:30 am

Keynote II

Violence against men in partnerships: Conclusions for practice from the study "Violence against men in partnerships - from shame to help. An empirical study on the situation in Germany" by the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KfN) (requested)

10:30 - 10:45 am
Questions / discussion on the keynote
10:45 - 11:15 am
11:15 - 11:35 am
Impulse 2: Neue Wege Bremen (New Ways Bremen) - concept presentation, perpetrator work - victim shares
11:35 - 11:55 am

Impulse 3: Informationszentrum für Männerfragen Frankfurt Main (Information Center for Men's Issues) - Presentation of the institution, approaches & working methods


11:55 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch break
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Fishbowl discussion with the speakers and participants
2:30 - 2:45 pm
2:45 - 3:15 pm

Impulse 4: The violence protection system in Finland - mixed-gender accommodation for victims of domestic violence (with translation into German)

Suvi Nipuli, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Closing words

Meet and greet with coffee / tea and cake


Participation in the conference is free of charge. We charge a catering fee of € 60.00 for meals. This includes hot and cold drinks as well as fruit and cake and lunch on the second day.


Torsten Siegemund, Torsten.Siegemund@maennergewaltschutz.de, Tel.: 0049 - 1522 63 63 624

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