Combating Violence

Combating Violence against Women


Violence against women is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. It occurs worldwide, cutting across all generations, nationalities, communities and spheres of our societies, irrespective of age, ethnicity, disability or other background. It is a major obstacle to the fulfilment of women’s human rights and to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Despite international, regional, and national laws and conventions to prevent violence, and despite States’ commitments to punish and eventually eradicate this ugly phenomenon, the violence persists, and in some cases even increases. One of the biggest difficulties in implementing effective policies to combat violence against women is the lack of understanding about the underlying causes of this violence, rooted in continuous gender inequalities and in social constructions of masculinities and femininities, which act to normalize and reproduce relations of violence between the sexes. Policies, which are not based on this comprehension of the nature of violence against women and its causes, cannot tackle the underlying social structures and constructions that lead to violence. This 18-day course will allow participants to learn from the best practices in the areas of service provision, intervention, and policy. The course content will also relate to new crisis assessments and prevention approaches.


• Analyze causes of violence against women as well as means of intervention, emphasizing cultural aspects

• Analyze social policy as it relates to prevention and treatment of violence and rehabilitation of survivors

• Discuss issues related to working with the judicial system and the police

• Getting to know intervention models and techniques for treatment and rehabilitation of survivors of violence

• Analyze international models and programs of education against violence

• Examine global cross-cutting forms of violence including trafficking in human beings

• Review intervention models and techniques for developing and managing services for male perpetrators

• Exchange experiences and ideas on concepts, programs, and methodologies applied in the participants’ respective countries, as well as in Israel.

Main Subjects

The program includes lectures, workshops and study visits that take a closer look at: 

Violence as a phenomenon and the environment in which it occurs 

Intervention models and techniques for dealing with victims and perpetrators of abuse 

Intervention in times of crisis  Shelters as institutes for protection and recovery 

Rehabilitation services and structures, including social and economic empowerment programs 

Preventive measures and education against violence 

Engagement of Civil Society to combating violence against women Application

Application Requirements

The Course is intended for professionals working in social service organizations; government and local authorities officials; NGO representatives; police officers and lawyers; psychologists; social workers; heads of crisis centers/teams as well as health care and social security programs. A good command of spoken and written English is essential.

Application forms

Application forms and other information, including contacts of the nearest Israeli mission