Gender, Violence and Justice: What does justice look like?
What should justice look like for different types of gender-based violence? Hear from experts and join a citizen jury to decide how we, as a society, should respond.
This event will look at how individuals and communities can play a part in seeking ‘justice’ for those who experience different types of gender-based violence. This will include thinking about which types of justice which work, and don’t work, for those who experience sexual violence, so-called honour based violence, domestic violence, and female genital manipulation or cutting.
The panelists will include Geetanjali Gangoli and Marianne Hester from the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, Rowan Miller from SARSAS and Layla Ismail from Refugee Women of Bristol, and will be chaired by Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West.
The event is participatory in nature and, the audience will be asked to act as a ‘citizen jury’ to offer their thoughts on what justice might look like. There will be brief presentations of expert evidence to help inform the audience, and those attending will be asked to think about how we, as a society, respond to victims/survivors. The issues under discussion, which may include some personal experiences, can be distressing. Information about local and national support services will be provided for those who would like it, and there will be counsellors available throughout the evening.
This event builds on research conducted by staff from the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the School for Policy Studies, and is part of Thinking Futures, the University of Bristol’s ESRC-funded festival to share and celebrate research in the social sciences.
There will be light refreshments provided, as well as crèche facilities for children of all ages.
This event is free but spaces are limited, so please register for your place.
We look forward to seeing you there!