London Conference 2019 – programme

We are excited to present the final programme for our 2019 Annual Conference:

Location: CAN Borough, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR (near Borough and London Bridge stations)

9.00    Registration and coffee

9.30    Welcome and Introduction – Nicola Ramsden, Chairman of The BEARR Trust

9.45    Domestic violence, coercion and exploitation of women and girls – a legal perspective
Jessica Gavron, Barrister, Legal Director, European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC), Middlesex University

Masculinities and gender-based violence in the former Soviet Union: cultural and structural approaches to men’s engagement in the gender equality agenda
Charles Walker, Trustee of The BEARR Trust, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Southampton

Chair: Nicola Ramsden, Chairman of The BEARR Trust

11.00   Coffee

11.30   Coercion, exploitation and gender-based violence
Marina Pisklakova-Parker, Center for the Prevention of Violence and Crisis Centre “ANNA”, Moscow
Oxana Alistratova, Director of “Interaction” NGO, Tiraspol, Moldova
Chair: Marcia Levy, Trustee of the BEARR Trust

12.30   Buffet lunch

13.30   Focus on Central Asia – a round table discussion
Subhiya Mastonshoeva, independent Research Consultant on gender and peace research, Tajikistan
Tahmina Rees, civil society activist, London/Tajikistan
Dr Colette Harris, Reader in Gender and Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Dilmurad Yusupov (Uzbekistan), PhD student, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
Chair: Ross Gill, Trustee of the BEARR Trust

14.45     Tea

15.15    Protection and prevention – state and civil society responses, including activism with men and boys
Elmar Khalilov, WAVE Ambassador in Georgia, Anti Violence Network of Georgia NGO (AVNG)
Halyna Skipalska, Executive Director, Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health/Healthright
Chair: Biljana Radonjic Ker-Lindsay, Trustee of the BEARR Trust

16.15   Conclusions

16.30   Close
(Participants are invited to stay for drinks and informal discussion)

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