Research Launch Event in Middlesbrough - Findings from the University of Bristol’s Justice, Inequality and Gender-Based Violence Project 2015-18

Date and time: 

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:30


Cleveland Police Headquarters, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough TS8 9EH

An invitation to  national launch event,  provided in partnership with University of Bristol and Cleveland Women’s Network, and hosted by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Cleveland.

Chair: Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland

Places are limited so please book using the link

This is an opportunity to hear findings from the University of Bristol’s Justice, Inequality and Gender-Based Violence Project 2015-18. This ESRC-funded research explores how justice (in its wider sense) is understood, sought and experienced by victims/survivors of gender-based violence. The research findings contribute to the current debate about what “justice” means in the context of GBV and provide a more nuanced picture of what a realistic victim-focused justice response would look like. Particular attention has been paid to the impact of intersectionality and the findings also contribute to our understanding of how ethnicity and faith impact on experiences of “justice”.

The research team has analysed: 1,500 domestic violence and rape cases (from Northumbria and Avon Police databases); survey data (1,400 survivors) from Women’s Aid; in-depth interviews with 249 victims/survivors and 40 key practitioners.

The findings from this research are particularly timely as Government consults on its new Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.

This half-day conference will be of interest to:

  • Criminal and civil justice agencies
  • Community safety partners
  • Voluntary and community sector specialist services and advocacy groups
  • National and local funders and commissioners