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Coordinated Multi-Agency Response
to Violence against
Older Women

What is the MARVOW 2.0 Project?

Violence against older women is a gender-specific and major social problem worldwide and in every European country, requiring a coordinated multi-agency response. The MARVOW project showed gaps in the system designed to tackle domestic abuse. The project identified the need for coordinated multi-agency teamwork at the national and regional levels, and to build capacity among key services to focus more appropriately on violence against older women. 

MARVOW 2.0 will establish large-scale transnational action with the aim to improve the services available to older victims of gender-based violence in 7 European countries, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, and Spain, and create recommendations and guidance on the EU level.

Objectives of the project

  • Developing bespoke risk assessment and case management methodologies and tools for frontline professionals and specialised services
  • Organising capacity building and training programmes for all the engaged professionals in the ecosystem
  • Introducing, testing, and mainstreaming coordinated multiagency work protocols and outlining policy recommendations for key stakeholders
  • Creating a legal framework improvement proposals/plans/policy recommendations
  • Disseminating project results among targeted professionals, institutions, policymakers and communities to advocate and stimulate dialogue and replication at the national & EU levels and beyond

Our work

The Marvow 2.0 project will strengthen cooperation between key services and agencies, as well as raise awareness among services and key stakeholders and ensure higher access to support services for older women who are potential victims of domestic violence.

The project will create a model of operation for multi-stakeholder teamwork, including upscaling risk assessment and creating a comprehensive case management system, and capacity building of key services such as victim support services and perpetrator programmes. 

Moreover, the project employs strong European networks which allow the creation, provision, and dissemination of policy recommendations at the EU level and replication of all project outputs.

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