We are delighted to invite you to The BEARR Trust’s Annual Conference, taking place on Friday 15th November 2019, from 9:00 until 17:00. This will be a multi-panel, all-day event, examining Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Europe and Central Asia and NGO initiatives to end it.
Click here for a full timetable of the day.
We will have speakers from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the UK, and will be looking at the subject from both a research perspective and from the point of view of NGO activity in the region, in tackling the consequences of gender-based violence and working to prevent it.
Gender-based violence – including rape, domestic violence and murder, sexual abuse, early and forced marriage, trafficking and other forms of coercion – is a profound problem for women and girls across the world. In countries of the former Soviet Union, political and economic transition have exacerbated many of these forms of violence by removing old social guarantees and creating new risks.
The mass experience of poverty across the region, alongside gender inequalities in the employment spheres, have made more women economically dependent on men, while the difficulties associated with meeting social and familial expectations have pushed many men towards violence.
This conference will seek to explore current trends and how domestic and international NGOs across the post-Soviet region have worked to further the rights of women and girls in order to protect them from violence of all forms, and the obstacles they have faced in doing so. It will be of interest to students, academics, third sector workers, activists and all with a professional or general interest in health and wellbeing in the region.
Ticket prices for this event are £45, with a £20 option for full-time students and unwaged individuals. The ticket price includes the cost of lunch (vegan and vegetarian options available), tea and coffee and a glass of wine after the event. To buy tickets please visit our website (www.bearr.org) to download a booking form, or book though Eventbrite. NB. Eventbrite will charge a booking fee for each ticket purchased.
We do hope you can join us for what promises to be an incredibly insightful and informative day.
With best wishes,
The BEARR Trust.