DVCN Conference: Emerging Evidence around Domestic Abuse: prevention, economic abuse and justice from the perspective of survivors

Date and time: 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:00


Friends House, Euston, London

The event will feature presentations from Prof Marianne Hester and the Gender Based Violence project team.  The Justice, Inequality and GBV project is led by Professor Marianne Hester OBE with a team from the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and West of England in partnership with Women’s Aid & Welsh Women’s Aid. The aim of the project is to address how 'justice' (in its wider sense) is understood, sought, and experienced by victims/survivors of GBV and key practitioners.  The project explores what a “truly” victim focused justice agenda for gender based violence would look like.  Places are FREE to DVCN members and £75 to non-members. 

The following questions will be addressed as part of the conference:

  • How do victims/survivors and others experience and perceive 'justice'?
  • How does inequality affect access to support pathways and trajectories through the formal and informal justice systems?
  • How are notions of empowerment linked to notions of justice and access to justice?
  • How do practitioners themselves perceive notions of 'justice' whether enacted through formal or informal routes. 

The event will also explore the issue of economic abuse and good practice in engaging men and boys in the prevention of men's violence against women in the UK.

Speakers will include (amongst others):

Professor Marianne HesterChair in Gender, Violence and International Policy at Bristol University

Dr Emma WilliamsonReader in Gender Based Violence at Bristol University 

Dr Nicola Sharp-JeffsDirector at Surviving Economic Abuse

Stephen BurrellDepartment of Sociology, Durham University