Violence is notoriously difficult to identify when it occurs in the family home. If victims or witnesses are unable or unwilling to report abuse, support agencies cannot respond. Kadera advocates an approach towards domestic violence that transcends closed doors and responds to the (unspoken) needs of victims by integrating housing providers, a currently under-used resource, in a multi-sectoral approach in policy and practice.

The goal of this workshop is to inform and inspire housing providers to play an active role in early identification / tackling of domestic violence and sharing ideas and best practice, as input for  the Safe at Home project.


14:00 – 15:30 hrs      Workshop: the topic of tackling domestic violence with the help of housing providers will be explored through interactive discussions and a presentation.


Yvonne Matser-van ‘t Oever, Kadera, has a track record of preventing domestic violence through projects that increase institutional and political awareness. She is an experienced speaker and trainer in this field. Also, she is the project leader of the Safe at Home project, a two-year European project that aims at including housing providers in tackling domestic violence.


Kadera is an organization that aspires a world without domestic violence. Originally founded as a shelter for female victims of domestic violence, Kadera uses their expertise with domestic violence to transform the response through innovative projects. Kadera believes that working together is the key to tackling domestic violence: every human being has the right to grow up in a safe surrounding!


Date and time: June 13th 2017, 14.00 a.m. – 15.30 p.m.

Location: Spaarndammerbuurt

Fees & entry: Part of ISHF’s opening event (registration below)

Contact: Marit van Bruggen (mvanbruggen@kadera.nl)

Registration (for full opening event)



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