Gender-based violence and community impacts

On 25 November 2020, the Department of Sociological Studies held a gender-based violence and community impacts online event, in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. You can find here recordings of the presentations delivered at the event.

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Opening keynote speech

Opening Keynote by Kate Morris, Professor of Social Work, University of Sheffield, and Brid Featherstone, Professor of Social Work, University of Huddersfield.

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence and abuse session delivered by Rhys Dower, DVA (Domestic Violence and Abuse) Co-ordinator at Trafford MBC.

Parallel abuse, active detachment and extended families: Experiences of women from BAME communities

In this presentation, Parveen Ali (Senior Lecturer, Division of Nursing and Midwifery Health Sciences School, University of Sheffield) discusses how intimate partner violence (IPV) affects millions of people across the world and is associated with a significant impact on physical and mental health of the victim. IPV often takes place within the context of marriage, where gender role expectations can play an important part in shaping attitudes towards it. While there is much research carried out to understand the phenomenon of IPV, little research is carried out to explore the experiences of women, especially from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, their experiences of abuse and seeking help. The aim of this unique study is to share experiences of such women.

E J Carroll

E J Carroll has been asked to join the Human Rights Action Group, alongside the Children and Young People's Commissioner for Scotland, to deliver their Promote, Protect and Defend report, which is a call to the Scottish Government to allow children and young people to know their rights and how to act on them.

Last year, E J was one of the youngest people to present evidence to the UN Committee Against Torture, with topics of conversation including the incorporation of the UN's Convention of the Rights of the Child into Scottish domestic law, the age of responsibility and equal protection for children.

Here, E J shares her personal experiences with the social work system.

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