Violence against women is prevalent at levels which make any ideals of ours as a civilised society difficult to reconcile with the reality. This violence impacts on the mental and physical health of women and also their children. In England, violence against women must be considered as a determinant of health by those planning and delivering healthcare.
Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
Violence against women is rightly presented as a criminal outrage in the media, but the detrimental consequences for the physical and mental health of victims can often remain hidden. With reported levels of violence against women a third higher in England and Wales than elsewhere in the EU, the public health implications are vast. One specific area of violence against women that has an impact on the practice of all doctors working in the NHS is female genital mutilation (FGM), with an estimated 137,000 survivors of FGM living in Britain and a further 70,000 girls at risk.
The overall objective of the conference is to provide a safe forum for Directors of Public Health, NHS representatives, policy makers, think tanks, charities and service users to come together to ask:
Why are rates of violence against women in the UK one third higher than the EU average?
How can undergraduate and postgraduate health workers be effectively taught about violence against women so they will consider it and act upon it as a determinant of health?
What cultural barriers can prevent rapid services being offered to victims?
How can the health needs of female asylum seekers be best addressed?
With only 16% of reported sexual and domestic violence in the UK being perpetrated by a stranger, how can health professionals best address gender based violence within relationships and family units?
As a complex and multi-dimensional issue the conference will consider the public health implications of gender based violence and what can be done to help improve the situation going forward.
What is the refund policy?
Refund requests will be considered until 14 days prior to the conference. After this time, refunds are not possible. A 10% administration fee will be charged for any refunds.
Is my registration transferrable?
Tickets can be transferred to another person, please contact us if you wish to do this.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is free parking on site at Cumberland Lodge. The nearest mainline train station is Egham, situated on the London Waterloo - Reading trainline. For full travel directions, please visit: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/contactus/Travel+Directions
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Janis Reeves by email (email@example.com) or phone (+44 1784 497794)