Gender Based Violence research network annual conference

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Why Gender Still Matters

Thursday 29 August, Edinburgh

McDonald Rooms Conference Centre, Hanover Scotland Housing Association
95 McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4NS

http://www.hsha.org.uk/conference/Pages/default.aspx


Delegate fee £60
There are a limited number of subsidised places at £25. To apply please contact Laura Marshall

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This one day event brings together academics, practitioners and policymakers to consider the continuing importance of gender in our understanding of domestic abuse.

Highlights

  • Launch of GBV network briefing ‘Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: an overview of the current debate’
  • Plenary from Professor Evan Stark, activist, expert in health and legal aspects of domestic abuse and author of ‘Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life’

Speakers from police, voluntary sector, government and research.


Programme

9.00 Registration
9.30 Introduction and Welcome
Sarah Morton, Co-Director, CRFR
9.45 Launch of the briefing ‘Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: An overview of the currrent debate’
10.00 Ministerial Address, Shona Robison, Minister with responsibility for Equalities
10.15 Keynote speaker: Professor Evan Stark
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Panel Session 1: How the gender based definition of domestic abuse informs our practice
Chair: Sarah Morton
– Bob Hamilton (Police Scotland)
– Mhairi McGowan (ASSIST)
– Nel Whiting (Scottish Women’s Aid)
– Heather McVey, YouthLink
Questions for panel speakers
12.45 Networking lunch 
1.30 Panel Session 2: Bringing gender in – research, policy and practice
Chair: Oona Brooks, University of Glasgow
– Nancy Lombard, Glasgow Caledonian University
– Jenny Kemp, Zero Tolerance
– Talat Yaqoob, White Ribbon Scotland
– Susan Batchelor, University of Glasgow
2.45 Coffee
3.15 Breakout session: How do we use gender in our own work and what are the gaps?
4.00 What next for gendered approaches to violence
4.30 Informal drinks
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