Preliminary steps towards a more preventative approach to eliminating violence against women in Europe

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This article discusses findings from a project funded by the European Commission's DAPHNE III programme that sought to enhance the provision of relationship education and domestic abuse prevention in European schools and other educational facilities: the REaDAPt (Relationship Education and Domestic Abuse Prevention tuition) project. It summarizes what is known about effective prevention from the research literature before explaining what the REaDAPt project revealed about changing attitudes, about implementing and evaluating domestic abuse prevention programmes in educational settings, and about being responsive to young people's perspectives in the delivery of interventions. The article concludes by highlighting the iterative nature of the research needed to help develop relationship education and domestic abuse prevention tuition on a Europe-wide scale. © The Author(s) 2013.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)464-480
Number of pages16
JournalEuropean Journal of Criminology
Issue number4
Early online date24 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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