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July 2020 Webinar Series

We are delighted to announce that in July 2020 we will be hosting 4 webinars, details and links to Eventbrite to book tickets are provided below. The webinars will consist of 5-10 minute presentations and followed by Q&A’s and discussion time. The presentations will be recorded and uploaded to the website (resources page) in due course along with any materials from the webinars.


Thursday 2nd July 2020 @ 10:30-11:30 BST

The emotional cost of ending violence against women and girls: How can researchers, practitioners, and activists avoid burnout?

Speakers: Emma Williamson, University of Bristol; Kristina Massey, Canterbury Christchurch; Helen Beckett, University of Bedfordshire

Chair: Miranda Horvath, Middlesex University



Thursday 9th July 2020 @ 10:00-11:00 BST

Criminal justice responses to rape: Bridging the gap between academic critique and front-line practitioners

Speakers: Sarah Crew and Lorett Spierenbury, Rape Policy Leads for the National Police Chiefs Council; Tammi Walker, Teeside University; Aisha Gill, University of Roehampton and Co-Chair of End Violence Against Women and Girls Coalition (EVAW); Joyti Belur, University College London.

Chair: Olivia Smith, Loughborough University



Wednesday 15th July 2020 @ 10:00-11:00 BST

Responding to the rise in domestic abuse: who, where and why.

Speakers: Ruth Weir, University of Essex; Nicky Lambert, Middlesex University; Rachel Robbins, University of Central Lancashire

Chair: Ruth Weir, University of Essex



Thursday 23rd July 2020 @ 10:00-11:00 BST

COVID-19 and support services for victim-survivors: The impacts and implications for the front-line violence against women & girls sector

Speakers: Rosie Lewis, Deputy Director and VAWG Services Manager, Angelou Centre (Newcastle); Katie Russell – Media Coordinator for Rape Crisis England & Wales; Zlakha Ahmed MBE – CEO Apna Haq;  Sandie Barton – Director of Operations at Rape Crisis Scotland

Chair: Olivia Smith, Loughborough University