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7th October 2021

Members Corner: A collection of research updates from our members

Thank you so much for attending the VAWGRN webinar on ‘Members Corner: A collection of research updates from our members’. Amy Beddow’s Slides are located here, while the Shared Voices in VAWG can be found here. Additionally, Nadia’s slides are available in a link below. The recording of the session is available here. 

During the session, a number of resources were cited and the speakers have kindly added some more to this:

  • Rianna mentioned the petition for VALERIE’S LAW which is asking for Compulsory Training for Agencies Supporting Black DV Victims, you can sign it here 
  • In relation to challenging traditional means of knowledge production, Rianna has started a podcast called Ree Speaks which aims to shine a light on all the amazing & inspirational activists, researchers, practitioners & more that exist in & outside of the academy. Here she discusses race, education, health and so much more: https://anchor.fm/ree-speaks5 
  • Here is a link to I Know He Loves Me – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqf1XYCh3Tk– This short animation centers the lived experience of a black female experiencing intimate partner violence, whilst shining a light on the importance of culturally sensitive and relevant resources for Black and minoritised communities – much of which is lacking in current mainstream sexual and reproductive health service provision.
  •  Rianna shared this link to an anthology she edited and self-published earlier this year with a few colleagues titled More Than Talk: Perspectives of Black and People of Colour (BPOC) working in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in the United Kingdom (UK) – The Anthology captures the experiences and reflections of Black and minortitsied practitioners, activist and creatives working in sexual and reproductive health – https://www.amazon.co.uk/More-Than-Talk-Perspectives-Reproductive/dp/B096LTSKT4 
  • Lorna recommended Vikki Reynolds work on vicarious resilience, find out more here 
  • Michaela has provided a briefing by AVA following a presentation she gave last year in Racial Trauma https://avaproject.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Race-Trauma-and-VAWG-Good-Practice-Brief-V1.pdf
  • A longer version of the presentation Nadia gave and her slides are available here – None in Three Annual Conference – None In Three
  • This link is for a podcast presentation based on Michaela’s research which she gave at Manchester Met PGR conference earlier this year. It won first prize for best non-traditional presentation. 
  • Rianna recommended the docuseries, The Accusation, which follows the 2011 sexual assault case involving French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the height of his career you can watch it here 
  • Amy Beddows provided a link to an article she wrote “Hiding in plain sight: The ‘irony’ of sexism” which you can read here 

The charity the panellists chose to support are listed below if you’d like to find out more about them or make further donations:

In the meantime:

  • You can join the network at https://vawgnetwork.mdx.ac.uk/ and if you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to email us VAWGRN@mdx.ac.uk  
  • VAWG Early Career Researcher (ECR) Network.  You can sign up for the ECR mailing list via https://vawgnetwork.mdx.ac.uk/join-the-network/  or via the sign-up link in our VAWGRN monthly newsletter. The next virtual social Early Career Researcher (ECR) event will be on Gather.Town on 21st October! You will be sent joining instructions a few days before the event. This will include a set of discussion topics and questions to get conversations flowing if needed. The ‘speed dating’ section of the event will last approximately 35 minutes, with each private conversation lasting 5 minutes. This will mean that you will get to speak to around 6 people during this section, however there will be time to mingle as a group at the beginning and the end of the event. The VAWGRN ECR team will be on hand throughout the event to guide you as you move around the tables clockwise.
  • Finally if you haven’t already got tickets for the other webinars you can book them via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/violence-against-women-and-girls-research-network-29505660899