The IPV-PRO&POL project aims to study IPV in approaching it twofold:

  1. in discussing the impact of the phenomenon and the complex processes from which it results ; 
  2. in considering it from the angle of the public policies developed in this matter.


Contract Number: BR/174/A4/IPV-PRO&POL

Budget : € 612 233
Duration of the project : 01/06/2017 – 31/05/2021
Source of funding : Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)

Funding Program : Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks (BRAIN-be) 

Description of the project





Source of funding

Funding ProgramBelgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks (BRAIN-be)

Work packages description :

The research project considers the phenomenon of domestic violence between partners and the reaction to it, both in their negative and positive strategic aspects, at the micro, meso and macro levels. IPV will be placed in a-socio-historical approach dealing with the potential transformations of violence, traditionally focused on male to male violence, and recently on gendered violent behaviours. These transformations will also be analysed in relation with the socio-demographic evolution of the Belgian population. Furthermore, an ‘intersectionality approach’ will be adopted, that takes into account the power structure of society, the intersections of the different statuses and the multiple forms of marginality.

The tasks will be shared in 6 work packages. These work packages are not organized according to a distinction based on the various objectives of the project but based on the distinct exploitation of the different sources. Each work package will thus be submitted to the two dimensions of the research questioning (impact & processes and public strategies).

Researcher: Morgane Jaillet

Promoters: Charlotte VANNESTE Dr , Anne LEMONNE Dr., Isabelle RAVIER Dr

 Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) – Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality (RHEA) -

Researcher: Vergaert Eva

Promoters: Coene Gily (ETHU), Withaeckx Sophie (ETHU)

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Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) – Centre d'histoire du droit et de la justice - Research center of history, law and justice

Centre de recherche en démographie - Center for Demographic Research


Researcher : Audrey Plavsic 

                  Jean-Paul Sanderson 

Promoters : Xavier Rousseaux

                            Thierry Eggerickx

 ULG - Service de psychologie clinique de la délinquance, des inadaptations sociales et des processus d’insertion - - - Research Unit ARCH (Adaptation, Resilience and Changement) -

Researcher : Amandine Dziewa

Promoters : Fabienne Glowacz and Catherine Fallon  - Université de Liège - Research center SPIRAL - 

                    Charlotte Vanneste

30-11-2017 – Conférence

Quelles politiques de lutte contre les violences conjugales? Regards sociohistorique et ethnographique
Conférence de Elisa HERMAN , Auteure de l’ouvrage Lutter contre les violences conjugales. Féminisme, travail social, politique publique paru en 2016 aux Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

TEXTE de la conférence d’Elisa Herman

AUDIO de la conférence d’Elisa Herman