logo_Diessens_2 Coordinator
Dissens Institut für Bildung und Forschung e.V. – Germany
Dissens Institut für Bildung und Forschung e.V is a non-profit NGO with advisory, education and social research services. The main goals of the organization founded in 1990 in Germany is to foster gender equality by promoting non-traditional forms of masculinity (e.g. caring masculinities), questioning binary gender constructions, reducing gender hierarchies and preventing gender violence. These goals are pursued through activities in youth services, adult education as well as scientific work. Dissens acts on a national and European level and has participated in and/or coordinated European projects and networks.As coordinator of the Culture of Care Project Dissens draws on Research results of the Project “Aufdeckung und Prävention sexualisierter Gewalt gegen männliche Kinder und Jugendliche” (Disclosure and Prevention of sexualized violence against male children an youth), as well as previous activities in the field of violence prevention.
logo_MannerBeratung_2 Verein für Männer- und Geschlechterthemen (VMG) – Austria
The Institute for Masculinity Research and Gender Studies at the Association for Men and Gender Issues Styria, Graz, Austria is an NGO department, that carries out research & training in the foeld of men and gender ewuqlity, sexualised violence prevention and resilience in the past 17 years. The Institute has recently cooperated in a German project with Dissens focusing on disclosure and prevention of sexual abuse against boys and male adolescents.
logo_Ahige_2 Asociación de Hombres por la Igualdad de Género. AHIGE – Spain
AHIGE is an association of men for equality that works throughout Spain. The association combines research and activism to achieve real equality between men and women based on a change in the hegemonic model of men. The association deals with topics such as: violence, fatherhood, gender stereotypes, etc.
logo_Innocenti_2 Instituto degli Innocenti (IDI) – Italy
The Istituto degli Innocenti (IDI) is a public body that carries out documentation, research, analysis and training on matters related to the promotion of children’s rights. At national level IDI performs the functions of National Center of Documentation and Analysis on Childhood and Adolescence; and has an agreement with the Department of Equal opportunities and the Commission for Intercountry Adoptions. IDI has also established the Biblioteca Innocenti Library together with UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti.
logo_Animus_2 Animus Association Foundation (AAF) – Bulgaria
Animus Association was established in 1994. In 2001, it acquired the status of a public benefit organization. The Mission of Animus is to promote healthy communication between people and gender in Bulgarian society. It is achieved by working to implement the following objectives: developing affordable psychotherapeutic and psychoanalytic services and programs offering professional and competent help, creating public attitudes of tolerance diversity, respect for the suffering and rejection of violence, promote the values of dynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to promote democratic change in the Bulgarian family and society, developing and implementing projects and programs to support people who need help.


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