IARS 4th International Annual Conference: “Community-led Solutions to Gender Inequality, Victimisation and Offending"

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ABOUT THE EVENT


The 4th IARS International Annual Conference is titled “Community-led Solutions to Gender Inequality, Victimisation & Offending”, and will be held on 15th December 2015 (9:00 - 17:00) in central London at The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Middle Temple Lane, London EC4Y 9AT, UK. This is a CPD accredited event that will be chaired by IARS' Founder & Director, Dr. Theo Gavrielides and Simon Israel - Channel 4 Home Affairs Correspondent and IARS Patron (Follow the event on Tweeter #IARS2015)

Over the last few decades, gender patterns in victimisation and offending have changed. When put  in the context of gender inequality, these patterns present serious challenges for policy-making, legislation and practice. The IARS International Institute has a mission to explore, test and disseminate bottom up, user-led and community born ideas and methods that address persistent inequalities and social injustice. Focusing on current issues of international significance, this year's annual conference will bring together affected women, policy-makers, researchers, funders and practitioners to debate and publish cutting-edge work on:

  • Violence against women (e.g. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), forced marriages, domestic violence, sexual violence);
  • Migration, Asylum & Gender (e.g. legal aid, detention centres, health and social services);
  • Female Offenders (e.g. women with BAME background, mother offenders & children, self-harm, foreign nationals);
  • Women-led, best practice models and responses to victimisation, lawbreaking and injustice;
  • Understanding and addressing inequality, crime and victimisation through gender.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


  • Sir George Newman - The Surveillance Commissioner and IARS' Patron.
  • Adv. Karen McKenzie, Head of Human Rights, Human Rights Unit, Commonwealth Office.

  • The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities (TBC)

  • Professor Eleonore Kofman, Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship at Middlesex University

  • Professor Margaret Greenfields, Professor of Social Policy at Buckinghamshire New University and IARS Trustee

  • Simon Israel - Channel 4 Home Affairs Correspondent and IARS Patron

  • Dr. Meredith Dank, The Urban Institute, Washington, USA
  • Jude Watson, Violence against Women and Girls Strategy Manager, Operations Directorate, Crown Prosecution Service

Parallel workshop sessions will also be delivered by international experts. If you are interested in presenting a workshop please email your abstract (200-300 words) before 27th November.

 

THE VENUE


The event will be held at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Middle Temple Lane, London, EC4Y 9AT, UK

 

 

REGISTRATION


To book your place please fill out the short form at the bottom of the page and choose from the available payment options. Tickets are now available at the price of £60 (book included).  

Special discounts:

  • IARS Members: £50 (book included). To claim your discount, email contact@iars.org.uk.  If you are not a member and you would like to benefit from the discount and other offers then join us today by following this link.
  • Students and unwaged: £15 (ID will be requested, book not included). To claim your discount email contact@iars.org.uk.  

Full Registration includes:

You purchase will support the charity as every pound we receive is re-invested into our programmes. We are a registered charity and all our services are NOT for profit making. We regret that we are unable to provide tickets free of charge.

PROGRAMME


09:00 - 09:15

Registration & coffee - An opportunity to network

9:15 - 9:45

 

 

 

9:45 - 10:00

Welcome by Sir George Newman, IARS Patron, High Court Senior Judge and The Surveillance Commissioner.

Setting the scene by the event chairs - Dr. Theo Gavrielides  - IARS Founder and Director and Simon Israel - Channel 4 Home Affairs Correspondent and IARS Patron.

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities (TBC)

10:00 - 10:20

Adv. Karen McKenzie, Head of Human Rights, Human Rights Unit, Commonwealth Office

10:20 - 10:40

Professor Eleonore Kofman, Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship, Middlesex University

10:40 - 11:00

Q&A

11:00 – 11:15

Break

11:15 - 12:15

Parallel Workshop Sessions


WK Group 1: Understanding and Addressing inequality, crime and victimisation through gender

Livasha Moodley, Knowledge and Perception of Illicit Drug Trafficking into and within Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal [Howard College], South Africa

Arti Lad, Gender Inequality in the Kanungu District, Uganda, IARS International InstituteUK

Dr Rumana Hashem, Recognising Intersectionality in Addressing Crime against and Victimization of Women: Reading Stories from East and South London, Centre for Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London,  UK

WK Group 2: Violence Against Women

John Robertson, Victim Collusion in the Context of a Domestically Abusive Relationship 

Amy Passmore, Feminist Emotions in Emotional Labour: Who Cares about Domestic Violence?, UK  

Rebecca Bunce, Why is Campaigning for an International Law a Community-based Solution to Gender-based Violence?, Instabul Convention Coalition, UK

Rachel O' Brien, Developing an EU Practitioner's Guide for Restorative Justice in cases of Domestic Violence, IARS International Institute, UK 

12:15 - 12:35

 

Jude Watson, Violence against Women and Girls Strategy Manager, Operations Directorate, Crown Prosecution Service, Q&A

12:35 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-14:30

 

 

Parallel Workshop Sessions


WK Group 3:  Age, Gender and Violence 

Meredith Dank, Surviving the Streets: Experiences of LGBTQ youth, YMSM and YWSW engaged in survival sex, Urban Institute, USA

Andre Demushi, title tbc, The IARS International Institute, UK

WK Group 4: Female Offenders

Annetta Bennett, The Effects of Imprisonment on Female Offenders, Consultant - Specialist in Safeguarding Women, Children and Young People, UK 

Jackie Russell, Mothers in the Criminal Justice System, Women's Breakout, UK 

14:30 -15:00 Coffee Break & Networking

15:30 - 16:30

 

 

 

WK Group 5:  Migration, Asylum & Gender

Sarah Taal, Workshop title tbc, University of Birmingham, UK

Debora Singer, Women Seeking Asylum and the Protection Gap, Asylum Aid, UK

Dr Natalia Paszkiewicz, Gender Sensitivity in the Asylum Aid, IARS International Institute, UK

WK Group 6:  Women-led, best practice models

Gill Herd, A Partnership Approach to Delivering VAW Services: How to Evidence Impact, Solace Women's Aid, UK 

Nezahat Cihan, Title tbc, Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation, UK  

16:30-17:00

 

 

Professor Margaret Greenfields, Professor of Social Policy at Buckinghamshire New University and IARS Trustee - "Secondary Victimisation?: State and Institutional barriers to justice and equity for marginalised women parents - the double-edged sword of social services interventions"

Round Up & Next Steps by the Event Chair Dr. Theo Gavrielides

SPONSORSHIPS & PUBLISHERS


Publishers, individuals and companies interested in having a stand at the conference or to sponsor it should get in touch with Andriana Ntziadima at events@iars.org.uk

We are grateful to The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple for their kind donation.

Disclaimer: The programme might be subject to change

REGISTRATION FORM


 

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