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Welsh Women’s Aid Conference 2015

WWAWelsh Women’s Aid Conference 2015
STILL WE RISE: Preventing Violence Against Women in Wales
Friday 27th March & Saturday 28th March

“Violence against women needs to be addressed within the broader struggles against inequality and gender-based discrimination…The State has a responsibility to act with due diligence to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, and it is imperative that the best interests of all women and girls should guide the response of government.” – Ms. Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, April 2014. 

About the conference
This conference will consider recent developments in preventing violence against women and supporting survivors and explore how we can more effectively work together to prevent such violence from escalating and from happening in the first place.

Topics covered will include: what works in preventing violence against women; educating and challenging abusers; adopting a human rights approach; whole school and community prevention work; public health initiatives; commissioning holistic services; what does justice look like for women; effective campaigns; and how effective state responses are in preventing violence against women.

Day 1 will focus on state, agency and community actions, and will be of particular interest to those who have a professional interest in preventing violence against women. Chair: Dr Aisha Gill.

Day 2 will focus on activism to prevent violence against women, and will be of particular interest to community members and anyone who wants to get involved in campaigning to end violence against women. Chair: Davina James Hanman OBE

Speakers include: Prof. Rashida Manjoo (UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women); Leighton Andrews AM (Minister for Public Services, Welsh Government); Sophie Howe (Deputy PCC, South Wales Police), Sian James MP, Jo Todd (Respect), Dorette Jones (Imkaan), Dr Tracey Cooper (Public Health Wales), Sanchita Hosali (British Institute of Human Rights), Cathy Stancer (Lankelly Chase Foundation), Clare Jones (Woman-Centred Services), Karen Ingala Smith (UK Femicide Census); Gwendolyn Sterk (Rape Crisis England & Wales), Sarah Green (EVAW) and representatives from White Ribbon Campaign, End demand campaign, BAWSO, Cardiff Women’s Aid, West Wales Women’s Aid, Calan DVS, and many more.

Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities

The Welsh Women’s Aid conference will provide a platform  to promote your organisation and raise your profile with delegates and businesses across Wales and the rest of the UK.

We have a variety of different sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available to suit a range of budgets. For further information please contact: michellewhelan@welshwomensaid.org.uk

Venues and delegate fee’s

Day 1 – City Hall, Cardiff

Day 2 – Butetown Community Centre, Cardiff

Hotels offering discounted room rates for conference delegates:

The Royal Hotel – 88 Saint Mary Street, Cardiff.  Tel: 02920 550750
Quote: WWA2015 on booking
15% discounted room rate

The Thistle Hotel – Park Place, Cardiff.  Tel: 0871 3769011
Quote: WELS260315
Reduced room rates for delegates depending on availability

Early bird Ticket ends 1st March – BOOK NOW! – http://www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=673:wwa-conference&catid=35:news&Itemid=168&Itemid=53 

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