Sunderland seminar tackles sexual violence
Released: Tuesday 3rd July 2012 at 15:21
ONE of the UK’s leading researchers in the field of violence against women and children will be in Sunderland this summer for a seminar which looks at the myths surrounding sexual violence.
Professor Liz Kelly CBE will be one of the guest speakers at the one-day seminar, held at the University of Sunderland, on Thursday, July 5, and organised by the Centre for Children Young People and Families.
The seminar brings together researchers, practitioners, senior managers, policy makers and funders from across the Region to hear about and discuss best practice on challenging the myths surrounding sexual violence.
This is the latest in a series of seminars - Tackling Interpersonal Violence: Finding Out What Works – organised with the support of the Northern Rock Foundation.
Other guests speakers on July 5, include Dawn Bowman of Tyneside Rape Crisis Centre, Dilys Davy from Women’s Support Network and Jigsaw, and Detective Superintendent Steve Wade, head of PVP(Protecting Vulnerable People) at Northumbria Police.
Catherine Donovan, Professor of Social Relations at the University who will also be speaking at the conference, said: “We are delighted Professor Kelly will be attending this seminar. Her work in the field is internationally renowned and we look forward to hearing her contribution to the discussion about developing best practice in relation to sexual violence”
Enquiries about the seminar series should be made to Angela Wilcock: firstname.lastname@example.org