Focus Group Members

    The focus groups is the main element of our analysis methodology.

     Experts from every country participate in them:

  • Experts in working with Victims of Gender Violence
  • Experts in basic skills training and digital methodology and tools
  • Trainers and/or tutors in basic skills and professionals in caring for victims of Gender-Based Violence in community services



 From Asem:

  • Carmen Escandon - Secretary of equality - UGT (General Union of Workers) 
  • David Rionda - Gijon Employment Director, Ex coordinator of the group of specialized counselors for women victims of gender violence of the public employment service of the Government of Asturias - Gijon Municipality
  • Juan Antonio Oceja - Ex coordinator of the unit against gender violence of the delegation of the Government of Asturias - Independent
  • Almudena Cueto - President of UPTA Asturias and ex general director of the Asturian Institute for Women and Youth - Union of Professionals and self-employed
  • Isabel Sierra - Head of Service of the General Directorate of Innovation and Social Planning. Ex head of service of the Asturian Institute for women - Government of Asturias

From Asociación FRESS:

  • Marisa Butragueño - Teacher - Asociación FRESS
  • Eva Gajardo - Equality and training secretary - UGT (General Union of Workers) 
  • David Alonso - Teacher - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Carmen Diaz Bustamante - Communication responsable - Mujeres en Igualdad
  • Esther Portal -Teacher- Universidad de Castilla- La Mancha
  • Bernardo Spa - Manager VET center - Gral. Secretary of  ANCCP (National Association of VET Centers)
  • Maria Carmen Rodriguez - Psychologist - Ayuntamiento de Pinto



From MIR Academien:

  • Luigi Frezza - Psychologist - Rhizome Association
  • Anneli Häyrén - Researcher - Center for gender research at Uppsala University
  • Madeleine Sundell - Lawyer, expert in child rigths at the Salvation Army - Lakarmissionen; Salvation Army in Sweden; Swedish Platform Civil Society Against Human Trafficking


From ECWT:

  • Hilde Marit Knotten - Researcher, Senior Advisor - Norwegian Ministry of Justice, GREVIO Report 2022 of Council of Europe
  • Janne Waagbø - Competence team leader on multicultural GBV issues / Director - Competence Team for GBV and negative social controle issues @ Department for Competence & Implementation in the Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs
  • Sandy Farazjou - Skills Advisor / Employmnt Board representative - Representative of the Norwegian Employment Board in the Competence Team for GBV and negative social controle issues @ NAV Grünerløkka

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