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Friday 15th November BEARR’s Conference on Violence Against Women and Girls at CAN Mezzanine, Borough

5th November 2019

Received from the BEARR Trust


** Please note that our address changed in January. Our conference on Friday 15th November will be held at: CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR. 

We have just eleven days until our conference on Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Europe and Central Asia!


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 The finalised programme boasts
speakers from Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and the UK
and promises a full day of insightful and informative presentations and discussions. The speakers 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.

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for the full programme

Gender-based violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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.

 

These tendencies have been further underpinned by conservative and patriarchal currents tapped into by religious leaders and nationalist politicians, which have encouraged a culture of misogyny and male impunity. In this context, promoting the rights of women and girls has been extremely difficult, as feminist arguments are easily framed as western “liberal” impositions threatening the family and the nation.

 

This conference seeks 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.

** Please note that our address changed in January. Our conference on Friday 15th November will be held at: CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR. 

 

 

Click here for interactive information from UN Women on the issue of Violence Against Women and Girls, as a global problem.

 

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