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November 2020 Webinar Series

We will be hosting 4 more webinars in November 2020

5th November 2020 – 10.30-12.30 BST

VAWG Research and BLM

Confirmed Speakers: Geetanjali Gangoli, Durham University; Michaela Campbell, University of Warwick; Kerris Cooper and Polina Obolenskaya, London School of Economics; Rianna Raymond-Williams, Shine Aloud UK

Chair: Geetanjali Gangoli, Durham University



12th November 2020 – 10.30-12.00 BST

Legal Representation for sexual offence complainants

Confirmed Speakers: Harriet Wistrich, Centre for Women’s Justice; Sandy Brindley, Rape Crisis Scotland; Sir John Gillen, Senior Judge, NI / Gillen Review; Yassin Brunger, Queens University Belfast; Bonny Turner, Rape Victim & Activist.

Chair: Olivia Smith, Loughborough University



19th November 2020 – 10.30-11.30 BST

Covid19 and Domestic Abuse

Confirmed Speakers: Katherine Royal, Surviving Economic Abuse; Katrin Hohl, City University and Kelly Johnson, Durham University; Chiara Zappaterreno, University of Huddersfield; Camille Stengel, University of Greenwich and June Brawner, Justice Studio

Chair: Miranda Horvath, Middlesex University



26th November 2020 – 10.30-11.30 BST

Gendered Violence and Abolishing the Criminal Legal System

Speakers: TBC

Chair: molly akhurst



September 2020 Webinar Series

Following on from the success of the July 2020 Webinar series, we will be hosting 4 more webinars in September 2020.

Thursday 10th September @ 10:30-11:30 BST

Criminal justice system responses to rape are failing: Suggestions for radical change from the VAWG sector

Confirmed Speakers: Rebecca Hitchen, EVAW; Sumanta Roy, Imkaan; Jahnine Davis, Listen Up Research CIC & Kingston University, Amelia Handy, Rape Crisis England & Wales (RCEW).

Chair: Olivia Smith, Loughborough University

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Thursday 17th September @ 10:30-11:30 BST

Breaking Down Barriers? Working with Peer Researchers and Experts by Experience who have faced gender based violence

Confirmed Speakers: Dr. Lucy Allwright, Project manager and expert-by-experience lead, Against Violence and Abuse; Cordelia Ruck, Project officer, Against Violence and Abuse; An ‘expert-by-experience’.

Chair: Miranda Horvath, Middlesex University

Co-hosted with AVA

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Wednesday 23rd September @ 10:30-11:30 BST

VAWG in HE: New evidence, new directions

Confirmed Speakers: Anna Bull, Portsmouth University; Erin Shannon, University of York; Adrija Dey, SOAS; Vanita Sundaram, University of York

Chair: Miranda Horvath, Middlesex University

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Wednesday 30th September @ 2:30-3:30 BST

Creative and Transformative Approaches to Justice Work – Seeking Justice for Survivors Outside of the Criminal Legal System

Confirmed Speakers: Aviah Sarah Day, Birkbeck University; Kamilah Tomlinson, Counsellor/Psychotherapist ; Melanie Brazell, University of California; Yara Rodrigues Fowler, writer and trustee of Latin America Women’s Aid (LAWA)

Chair: molly akhurst, Birkbeck University

Co-hosted with What Really Makes Us Safe 

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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

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