Online Expert Meeting on: Femicide and Psychological Violence, Especially Against Mothers, in Austria: Current Protection Measures and Recommendations for Further Action

… organized by the Coalition of Faith-based Organizations in cooperation with SFU (Karin Bruckmüller und Kristina Altrichter | Law Faculty).

The objective of the meeting, which will be held mainly in German, is to discuss:

• The increase in the number of cases of femicide and violence against women and recommendations for combatting femicide and violence;
• The consideration of violence, especially psychological violence against mothers, and the best interest of the child in Austrian law and in custody and contact rights´ lawsuits;
• The importance of (a) better protecting women against femicide and violence, especially psychological violence; and (b) collecting, analysing and reviewing data of cases of femicide and psychological violence.

Opening and welcoming remarks by Michael Platzer, Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations,
Prof. Konrad Lachmayer, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law, Sigmund Freud University and Andrea Czak, Chairperson, Verein Feministische Alleinerzieherinnen (FEM.A)

Moderator: Friedrich Forsthuber, President of the Regional Court for Criminal Matters in Vienna

Irmgard Griss, former President of the Austrian Supreme Court of Justice and former Chairperson of a Kindeswohlkommission
Renate Winter, Austrian Judge and former President of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
Angela Me, Chief of the Research and Trend Analysis Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Maria Rösslhumer, Managing Director, Association of Autonomous Austrian Women‘s Shelters (AÖF)
Rosa Logar, Director, Domestic Abuse Intervention Centre, Vienna
Isabel Haider, Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Vienna
Sonja Aziz, Lawyer Specialized in Family Law and Victim Protection
Sybille Möller, Chairperson, Mothers´ Initiative for Single Parents (MIA), Germany
Susanne Wunderer, Association of Feminist Single Parents (FEM.A), Austria

Date: 1.12.2021
Hours: 19-20:30