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Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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A multi-panel all-day event, examining Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and NGO initiatives to end it.

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You are warmly invited to The BEARR Trust's 2019 Annual Conference on Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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Gender-based violence – including rape, domestic violence and murder, sexual abuse, early and forced marriage, trafficking and other forms of coercion – is a profound problem for women and girls across the world. In countries of the former Soviet Union, political and economic transition have exacerbated many of these forms of violence by removing old social guarantees and creating new risks. The mass experience of poverty across the region, alongside gender inequalities in the employment spheres, have made more women economically dependent on men, while the difficulties associated with meeting social and familial expectations have pushed many men towards violence.

These tendencies have been further underpinned by conservative and patriarchal currents tapped into by religious leaders and nationalist politicians, which have encouraged a culture of misogyny and male impunity. In this context, promoting the rights of women and girls has been extremely difficult, as feminist arguments are easily framed as western “liberal” impositions threatening the family and the nation.

This conference seeks to explore current trends and how domestic and international NGOs across the post-Soviet region have worked to further the rights of women and girls in order to protect them from violence of all forms, and the obstacles they have faced in doing so. It will be of interest to students, academics, third sector workers, activists and all with a professional or general interest in health and wellbeing in the region.

We will have speakers from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the UK, and will be looking at the subject from both a research perspective and from the point of view of NGO activity in the region in tackling the consequences of gender-based violence and working to prevent it.

We do hope you can join us for what promises to be an incredibly insightful and informative day.

Ticket prices are £49. If more than one representative of the same organisation attends, additional attendees may pay a reduced fee of £32. A £22 option for full-time students and unwaged individuals is also available. The ticket price includes a booking fee, cost of lunch (vegan and vegetarian options available), tea and coffee and a glass of wine after the event.

Source: https://eeca.unfpa.org/en/publications/violence-against-women-and-girls-eastern-europe-and-central-asia

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