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LAUNCH EVENT | Infrastructures of Gendered Violence - What Works To Prevent Gendered Violence?

On 1 December 2016, the Department of Sociology launches the Infrastructures of Gendered Violence. The 2-year project will explore the intersections between gendered violence and fast-growing and urbanizing cities across the Global South.
When Dec 01, 2016
from 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Seminar Room, Department of Sociology, Free School Lane, University of Cambridge
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Rachel Jewkes

Join us in welcoming Professor Rachel Jewkes deliver her Keynote Address What Works To Prevent Gendered Violence. 

Building on more than 20 years of work on the intersections of gendered violence, inequity, and health in South Africa, she will share her insights into what we need to do to end violence against women.  

Keynote: 16:00 - 17:00 
Reception: 17:30 - 18:30

Fast-growing BRICs economies have failed women. From the #NiUnaMenos protests in Latin America to the anti-rape protests in India to the One in Nine statistic in South Africa, it is clear that promises of growth and prosperity have not reduced violence. According to The Lancet, 1 in 5 women are affected by violence and the numbers have increased in the last 20 years. Rape, wife-battering, domestic abuse, female infanticide, forced trafficking and harassment remain on the rise. What do we do and where do we go from here? 

Professor Rachel Jewkes is the Director of the Gender & Health Research Unit at the Medical Research Council in Pretoria, South Africa; the Secretary of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative, Consortium director of the UKAid funded What Works To Prevent Violence? Global Programme and an award-winning scientist who has spent over 20 years researching and working on the intersections of gender-based violence, gender inequity and health.

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