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Sexual Violence in Universities and Strategies to Prevent it

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Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

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Key note speaker Professor Vanita Sudaram from the University of York will present on her research which has focused on sexual harassment and gender-based violence in education settings and the content and role of sex and relationships in education.

This will be followed by a panel discussion about the strategies that universities can employ to respond and prevent to reports from students.

Gender violence in education: Contexts for sexual harassment and violence and models for challenge and change.


In this talk, Professor Vanita Sundaram will discuss research on gender violence in educational contexts, focusing on the ways in which values and practices associated with gender violence are produced, sustained and become embedded over the education life course. Prof. Sundaram will discuss her own work on young people's experiences of and conceptualisations of violence, analysing the ways in which harassment, coercion and violence become normalised, justified and accepted by young people. She will also explore the ways in which sexual harassment and violence, sometimes known as 'lad culture', plays out in higher education settings, paying particular attention to institutional understandings of and responses to these practices. Lastly, the talk will consider how we might utilise knowledge about the underlying factors that produce contexts for gender-based harassment and violence, and it explores how to develop educational models to challenge and change these entrenched, normalised and invisibilised values and practices.
For Information contact: Professor Carol Taylor C.A.Taylor@shu,ac.uk, Sheffield Institute of Education. This event is part of International Women's Day 2018 and the SheFest Fringe Festival.
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