How can we prevent gender-based violence? A 10-year vision

Tue 19 - Wed 20 Mar 2024, 10:30 - 17:30

For more information or any queries, please email [email protected]

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The Studio, Riverside West, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS1 4AW
Free, booking required

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In recent years, there has been an increase in criminal justice and policy activity related to gender-based violence. However, most of these interventions have focused on reactive criminalisation processes. With this conference, we aim to create a manifesto for change by asking each contributor to tell us their vision of where they want us to be in 10 years time in preventing gender-based violence, informed by new research.

The conference will span two days, comprising three themed sessions:

  1. Systems change through policy and practice
  2. Challenging beliefs and engaging men
  3. What is the role of criminal justice in prevention?

There will also be an early career researcher session and theatre performance, led by Certain Curtain Theatre Company. The conference is jointly organised by the Connect Centre for Research on Violence and Harm & The Centre for Criminal Justice Partnerships at UCLan and the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse at Durham University. The N8 Policing Research Partnership and the ESRC Vulnerability and Policing Futures Research Centre have also kindly provided sponsorship for the event.

Conference convenors:

  • Dr Charlotte Barlow, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  • Professor Christine Barter, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  • Jayn Pearson, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  • Professor Catherine Donovan, Durham University
  • Professor Nicola Westmarland, Durham University
  • Professor Carlene Firmin, Durham University

Speakers across the two-day conference include:

  • Professor Carlene Firmin, Durham University
  • Professor Leigh Goodmark, University of Maryland
  • Dr Jennifer Lloyd, Durham University
  • Professor Nicky Stanley, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
  • Professor Khatidja Chantler, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Professor Nicole Westmarland, Durham University
  • Professor Catherine Donovan, Durham University
  • Professor David Gadd, University of Manchester
  • Dr Stephen Burrell, Durham University
  • Professor Sandra Walklate, Liverpool University
  • Professor Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Monash University
  • Professor Heather Douglas, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Professor Geetanjali Gangoli, Durham University
  • Professor Aisha Gill, University of Roehampton
  • Samantha Millar, Violence Against Women and Girls Strategic Programme Director

Lunch will be provided and conference convenors are in the process of organising a conference dinner on the evening of Tuesday 19th March, with further information to follow.

Funded by Wellcome Trust

British Academy/Wellcome Trust Conferences bring together scholars and specialists from around the world to explore themes related to health and wellbeing.

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This event is currently sold out. If you wish to attend the event, please email the conference convenor, Charlotte Barlow at [email protected].

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