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Gender Based Violence research network annual conference: Why Gender Still Matters

This one day event brings together academics, practitioners and policymakers to consider the continuing importance of gender in our understanding of domestic abuse.


  • Launch of GBV network briefing ‘Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: an overview of the current debate’
  • Plenary from Professor Evan Stark, activist, expert in health and legal aspects of domestic abuse and author of ‘Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life’
  • Speakers from police, voluntary sector, government and research.

9.00 Registration
9.30 Introduction
9.45 Input from minister
10.00 Keynote speaker: Professor Evan Stark
10.45 Coffee
11.15 Panel Session 1: How the gender based definition of domestic abuse informs our practice- Yvonne Scott (police)
- Mhairi McGowan (ASSIST)
- Nel Whiting (Scottish Women’s Aid)
- Calum Hendry (White Ribbon Campaign)Questions for panel speakers
12.30 Networking lunch
1.30 Panel Session 2: Bringing gender in – research, policy and practice
- Katy Proctor (stalking)
- Jenny Kemp (challenging stereotypes)
- YWCA (youth work)
- Susan Batchelor (girl’s violence)
2.45 Coffee
3.15 Breakout session: How do we use gender in our own work and what are the gaps?
4.00 Where next?
4.30 Informal drinks

Delegate fee £60
There are a limited number of subsidised places at £25. To apply please contact Laura Marshall





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