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
Feminist writer and activist in prevention of violence against women
Activist in violence against women prevention and Irish Traveller Outreach Worker, Solas Anois
Founder of EXIT and campaigner on the issues of sexual exploitation
Activist in violence against women prevention and Joint Co-ordinator, Southall Black Sisters
Campaigner to advance the rights of African women and girls, FORWARD
Activist in violence against women prevention and Director, AVA Project
Co-ordinator of SEEDS (Services Educating and Empowering Domestic abuse Survivors)
Sexual Violence Advocate, Armistead Street Project, Liverpool
Coordinator, Stella Project to address problematic substance use, domestic and sexual violence
Development director, Respect, the UK association for perpetrator programmes
Activist in violence against women prevention
Medina Johnson and Annie Howell
Implementation Leads for IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety)
Chief Executive, Cardiff Women’s Aid
For further information or to register, see the Rise site.