Monday 20 november 2023, 09.00 – 17.00 CET
Online conference 'Femicide, Intimate Terror & Non-Fatal Strangulation within gender-based and domestic violence'
The municipality of Amsterdam, the Blijf Groep and the police of Amsterdam are organizing this conference in collaboration with the European Family Justice Center Alliance for professionals in the judicial and care sector who (may) have to deal in their work with these very dangerous forms of gender-based and domestic violence.
The conference will delve deeper into the basic principles, dynamics and impact of femicide, intimate terror & coercive control and non-fatal strangulation. Ultimately, participants will have the necessary tools to recognize the change of a possible femicide situation in stage, to discuss it, to provide the right support and to conduct criminal investigation.
With this knowledge, we will soon be able to tackle femicide more effectively.
Register to participate online
Participation is no longer possible.
The spoken languages are English and Dutch, translation Dutch-English is offered.
Opening — A survivor speaks
by Nathalie van Waterschoot
by Alexander Scholtes, alderman Care and Social Develoopment municipality of Amsterdam
Correlation between intimate partner violence, violence against women and child abuse in the Netherlands
by Katinka Lünnemann, sr. researcher at the Verwey-Jonker Instituet en author of ‘Verschillend Perspectief, Samen Kijken’ (Different Perspective, Looking Together)
Tackling Femicide – Twelve concrete action points to reduce femicide
by Barbara Godwaldt, on behalf of the group of femicide survivors — author of ‘Aanpak Femicide – Twaalf concrete actiepunten om femicide terug te dringen’ (Tackling Femicide – Twelve concrete action points to reduce femicide)
by Catherine White, forensic doctor and medical director of the Institute for Addressing Strangulation & the Sexual Offence Medicine Lead for the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine, UK
In Control: Dangerous relationships and how they end in murder
by Jane Monckton-Smith, Expert in Femicide & Coercive Control. Developed the ‘Homicide Timeline’, an 8-step plan in the process of intimate terror & coercive control. Author of ‘‘In Control: Dangerous Relationships and How They End in Murder’
Continuation of — In Control: Dangerous relationships and how they end in murder
by Jane Monckton-Smith
by Femke Halsema, Mayor municiplaity of Amsterdam
Opportunity to ask questions to the speakers