Combating Gender-based Violence: a Nottingham approach
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV) campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign aims to raise awareness of and speak out against violence against women and girls around the world to effect change.
The Human Rights Law Centre, in support of the 16 Days and of Nottingham-based charity Equation, is organising a panel discussion on GBV to raise awareness about the issue and the effect changing policies have on victims. The discussion will also address actions taken to combat GBV locally.
The panel will be chaired by Professor Aoife Nolan, Co-Director of the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area and Professor of International Human Rights Law, and speakers on the panel are:
Ms Jane Lewis – Community Safety Strategy Manager (Domestic & Sexual Violence Strategic Lead), Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership
Dr Julie McGarry – Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Chair of the Domestic Violence and Abuse Integrated Research Group
Dr Lyndsey Harris – Assistant Professor in Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Expert on survivors of abuse with complex needs
Admission is free but RSVP is required. Nibbles and refreshments will be provided.
Highfield House is number 10 on the map.
In support of the campaign’s hashtags on social media, #16Days #OrangetheWorld, the University’s Trent building has been lit up in orange since 25 November.