Source: (2004) Oslo: Nordic Conference on Mediation and Conflict Management (Nordisk Forum for Megling og Konflikthåndtering). Downloaded 7 March 2005.

The efforts of the staff at The Centre for Sexual Assault in Copenhagen all aim at empowering women exposed to sexual coercion in order that further victimisation does not occur and they may regain control over their lives. With this in mind, and as a part of a research project, we have recently started to offer mediation as one of the ways in which women may reestablish their self-confidence through control over their lives and the renewal of their sense of justice. Mediation is a process through which the woman and the offender are given the opportunity to have a dialog, facilitated by one or two impartial third persons. A concrete mediation is sometimes conducted as a dialog between the two parties, but more often the dialog takes place through correspondence. We shall here introduce the thoughts and reflections behind this new initiative. (excerpt)