Cultural Encounters in Interventions against Violence (CEINAV)

This research report was produced for the project “Cultural Encounters in Intervention Against Violence” (CEINAV)

December 23, 2016

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This research report was produced for the project “Cultural Encounters in Intervention Against Violence” (CEINAV) – this project has taken a dual approach to cultural encounters as they play out in ethics, justice, and citizenship, through a focus on the fundamental rights of women and of children to safety from violence. It considered both national legal and institutional cultures as they affect practices of intervention, and the growing diversity within European countries, where symbolic boundaries of cultural belonging can define social exclusion and inclusion. Four EU countries – Germany, Portugal, Slovenia and the United Kingdom – were studied, and differing institutional structures and traditions of law, policing, and social welfare intervention were contextualized in the history of colonialism, democracy, migration, and diversity.