Rape Crisis Scotland – Legal Conference – Glasgow, 4th March 2008

February 11, 2008

Rape Crisis Scotland will be holding a conference in Glasgow on 4th March 2008.

Entitled “Legal responses to Rape: Redressing the Balance“, the conference will examine the new draft legislation around rape and sexual assault, as well as related subjects such as prosecuting rape, sexual history and character evidence, and independent legal representation for rape complainers.

Speakers will include the Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill and Lord Advocate Elish Angiolini.

The full programme and booking form are available here in pdf format.
The booking form is also available here in Word format.


White Ribbon UK Conference – London, 10th March 2008

February 11, 2008

ENGAGING YOUNG MEN IN COMBATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

DAY CONFERENCE:
MONDAY 10th MARCH 2008, 10 am – 16.30pm

Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

The White Ribbon Campaign UK is proud to announce an upcoming conference – Engaging Young Men in Combating Violence against Women.

Confirmed Speakers include Johan Jensen – Education Officer at Stonewall, Sandy Bowden – Children’s Services Practitioner at the NSPCC and Sandra Paton of South Ayrshire Women’s Aid.

This conference takes as its focus, sharing best practice on:

  • Direct engagement activities with young men that challenge stereotypes about violence, sexism, homophobia, images and roles within masculinities;
  • Participatory activities that increase awareness and skills around violence against women, sexual health and relationships,
  • Awareness-raising and educational-based activities that encourage reflection and discussion, leading to personal and collective action.

How to book your place and for more information about the day


Men Against Violence Against Women conference – 6th December 07 – Hamilton, Scotland

October 22, 2007

A conference organised by Doorway, South Lanarkshire Partnership on Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women

6th December 07
Banqueting Hall, Council HQ, Almada Street, Hamilton

Men’s partners, friends, sisters and daughters lives are damaged by violence and abuse. The aim of the conference is to examine why violence against women is also a men’s issue. Men can help create a culture where the behaviour of a minority, who treat women with abuse or violence, becomes unacceptable.

Programme

9.30am Registration
9.45am Introduction and Welcome (South Lanarkshire Councillor, Jim Handibode; Mairi Brackenridge, Chair of Doorway)
10.00am Mark Ward, Men’s Health Forum Scotland
10.15am Na’eem Raza, Meem Consultancy
10.30am Break
10.45am Chris Green, White Ribbon Campaign
11.00am Rory Macrae, Working with Men
11.15am Workshops
12.15 pm Closing remarks
12.30 pm LUNCH and opportunity to view exhibition ‘104 Pairs of Shoes’

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I would have spoken at this conference but I’m going to be in Hong Kong (!) on this date, so Chris Green from White Ribbon UK has kindly stepped in.

To book a place, please contact Chris Bush, Resource Worker, Doorway

Email: chris.bush@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Address: Doorway, 1st Floor, 4 Barrack Street, Hamilton ML3 ODG