FEMRAM members speaking in Porto


FEMARAM members Molly Dragiewicz from Queensland University of Technology, and Simon LaPierre, and Elizabeth Sheehy from University of Ottawa will speak at the II European Conference on Domestic Violence in Porto, Portugal September 6-9, 2017.

They are presenting comparative research on claims and beliefs about “parental alienation” in Canada and Australia. LaPierre won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant to study domestic violence and claims of parental alienation in 2015 and 2016.

Dragiewicz organised a symposium session on Children and domestic violence: Risks and responses to bring together researcher from four countries to discuss developments in this important area.

Read the program here.

Following the success of the I European Conference on Domestic Violence, held in Belfast in 2015, the II European Conference on Domestic Violence will be held from 6th to 9th September 2017 at FPCEUP – Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto, in Porto, Portugal. The organization of this Conference is the result of a collaboration between FPCEUP, UMAR – Women’s Association Alternative and Response, and APAV – Portuguese Association for Victims Support.

Goals of the conference

The II European Conference on Domestic Violence will bring together researchers, academics, doctoral students, practitioners, and policy makers, and is designed to:

  1. Connect research and intervention within the field of domestic violence
  2. Exchange knowledge, good practices and methodologies which best contribute to the protection of victims and to the eradication of domestic and gender violence
  3. Share scientific results which inform the construction of social and legal policies regarding domestic and gender violence
  4. Promote networking among professionals and experts in this field
  5. Develop research and practice networks, methods and tools on preventing and combatting domestic violence.