The first of a series of annual conferences in recognition of the
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Monday 26th November 2007
9.30am – 4.30pm
The Penthouse suite
Confirmed sessions include:
• Setting the context: current issues relating to sexual violence – Angie Conroy (Rape Crisis National Policy Officer)
• ‘Why Women?’ – Film and presentation by Kiran Dhami (Women’s Resource Centre)
• How to set up a Sexual Violence Forum – Professor Jill Radford (Teesside University)
• Can the criminal justice system be ‘victim-centered’? – Two views and discussion by Dr Matthew Hall (University of Sheffield) and Dr Nicole Westmarland (Durham University and Rape Crisis)
• The Same but Different? Domestic and Sexual Violence – Panel discussion chaired by Cullagh Warnock (Northern Rock Foundation)
Who should attend: Statutory and voluntary sector professionals working with client groups who have experienced sexual violence, especially those responsible for implementation of the Sexual Violence Action Plan; volunteers; academics; professionals working with other forms of violence against women who want to learn more about sexual
violence; youth workers; members of Crime Reduction Partnerships; healthcare professionals including GPs, midwifes and school nurses; criminal justice professionals including police and Crown Prosecution Service.
Organised by School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University on behalf of Tyneside Rape Crisis, Darlington & Co. Durham Rape Crisis and Redcar & Cleveland Rape Crisis.
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