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Virtual Environments for Rehabilitation of Gender Violence Offenders

Project description

Domestic violence offenders become ‘virtual’ victims

Violence against women is a global pandemic that has or will affect one in three women in their lifetime. Intimate-partner violence against women is most prevalent. Even though domestic violence constitutes a violation of fundamental human rights, it goes unreported and offenders go undetected. Research into offenders shows they are usually unable to recognise fear in a woman’s face. The EU-funded VRespect.Me project will use the immersive virtual reality method to alter the socio-perceptual processes that motivate the aggressive behaviours of abusive men. The project will be deployed in Catalonia where abusive men will virtually take the role of a woman who is on the receiving end of abuse. The aim is to help such men build empathy and stop the cycle of abuse.

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Carrer De Llanca Num. 51 P.12 Pta.2
08015 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 429,00