Events: Rise National Violence Against Women Conference 2011

Professional by Experience: Survivor Perspectives on Preventing Violence against Women

The first annual Rise Conference is taking place in Brighton on Thursday November 17th 2011.

Join survivors, activists and specialist service providers to explore effective approaches to preventing violence against women and supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence, forced marriage, FGM, prostitution and sexual exploitation.

This violence against women national conference examines pioneering best practice that delivers innovative, cost effective and outcome driven solutions to prevent violence against women, support survivors and challenge perpetrators.

It provides you with the opportunity to hear how to create effective intervention from evidence based approaches developed by those who know what works.

Speakers will include:

Chair: Dr Aisha Gill
Activist in violence against women prevention & Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Caroline Lucas MP
Leader of the Green Party and MP for Brighton Pavilion

Professor Liz Kelly
Activist and researcher in violence against women prevention and Co-Chair, End Violence Against Women Coalition

Constance McCullagh
Feminist writer and activist in prevention of violence against women

Bernie O-Roarke
Activist in violence against women prevention and Irish Traveller Outreach Worker, Solas Anois

Fiona Broadfoot
Founder of EXIT and campaigner on the issues of sexual exploitation

Hannana Siddiqui
Activist in violence against women prevention and Joint Co-ordinator, Southall Black Sisters

Rita Buhanda
Campaigner to advance the rights of African women and girls, FORWARD

Davina James-Hanman
Activist in violence against women prevention and Director, AVA Project

Philippa Chapman
Co-ordinator of SEEDS (Services Educating and Empowering Domestic abuse Survivors)

Shelley Stoops
Sexual Violence Advocate, Armistead Street Project, Liverpool

Shannon Harvey
Coordinator, Stella Project to address problematic substance use, domestic and sexual violence

Neil Blacklock

Development director, Respect, the UK association for perpetrator programmes

Nicola Sharp
Activist in violence against women prevention

Medina Johnson and Annie Howell
Implementation Leads for IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety)

Morgan Frackrell
Chief Executive, Cardiff Women’s Aid

For further information or to register, see the Rise site.

2 Responses so far »

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    Shirley Anne said,

    Impressive list of attendees…….why not just shoot all the men?Seriously though this is a problem close to my heart, not shooting men I hastenly add but the way some women are treated by their partners/spouses/friends as if the make of the species had a God given right to act the way they do. Having conferences such as these will give an insight to the problems women face but I hope any discussions will be fruitful in suggesting ways of combatting this often hidden violence.

    Shirley Anne

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    Shirley Anne said,

    Sorry… please correct ‘make’ to read ‘male’…….I’ll get used to this keyboard if it kills me!

    Shirley Anne xxx


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