Sexual violence and coercion in the UK and across the world

Event Date: 22 – 24 June 2017
Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck Main Building
Torrington Square
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in collaboration with British Comparative Literature Association, Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS), the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, and Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MaMSIE) presents:

Feminist Emergency – International Conference

Panel 7:

Sexual violence and coercion in the UK and across the world

This panel arises out of the increasing worldwide visibility of violence against women. In the UK such violence is now recognised as part of the daily lives of many women. Our aim will be to increase our understanding of the roots of such violence and to ask how it can be challenged through critical thought, policy making and activism.
Sundari Anitha (ASHA and University of Lincoln)
Hannana Siddiqui (Black feminist activist on violence against women, including at Southall Black Sisters)
East End Sisters Uncut (a feminist direction group fighting cuts to domestic violence services in East London)
Chair: Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck, University of London)



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