Webinar – VAWGN – A toolkit for reflexive research and teaching on VAWG

A toolkit for reflexive research and teaching on VAWG

About this event
The VAWGRN webinars take place on the first Thursday of every month, from 12.00 – 1.00pm.

We have some brilliant speakers in the pipeline – keep an eye on our next newsletter for details. If you would like to propose a topic or have organised your own panel, please get in touch with us at VAWGRN@mdx.ac.uk.

Tickets available now and there is an opportunity to make a donation to charities nominated by the speakers.

Chair: Fiona Vera Gray (Durham University)

Speakers: Ava Kanyeredzi (University of East London); Jo Wilson; Maria Garner (London Metropolitan University); Swati Pande (NSPCC Child Trafficking Advice Centre)

Fiona Vera-Gray

Fiona is an activist, researcher, and campaigner working on violence against women and girls. She comes from a practice-based background in the specialist sexual violence sector, and this informs her academic work which focuses on drawing together philosophy, specifically phenomenology, with empirical research on violence against women and girls. She is a regular media commentator on sexual violence and harassment and have been an expert advisor to Government including to the Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry into Public Sexual Harassment, and the Department for Education in the development of the new RSHE curriculum.

Ava Kanyeredzi

Ava Kanyeredzi teaches on the BSc and MSc Forensic Psychology and Clinical and Community Psychology. Her work draws on intersectional feminist, critical and community psychology approaches, where she uses visual, participatory and action research methods with a keen interest and passion to work with people from groups who are under-researched or marginalised. She has a strong track record of working in partnership with health service and third sector organisations, to lead and develop robust, effective and impactful research projects. She is currently the research and evaluation lead for the Black Church Domestic Abuse Forum (BCDAF www.bcdaf.org.uk) an interdisciplinary collaboration of academics, practitioners and faith leaders aiming to support church communities to better respond to domestic abuse.

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