Online event – The Independent – Violence against women: Changing the discourse

Date and time:

Wed, 19 January 2022, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

About this event

The past 18 months have seen society change, probably forever, for many reasons.

Of course the world has been battling a pandemic but amongst that has been a rallying cry for some injustices and inequalities to be addressed.

That has ranged from the incredible power of the Black Lives Matter movement after the shocking death of George Floyd in the US, to women’s safety here in the UK having a spotlight shone on it after the horrific killing of Sarah Everard at the hands of serving police officer Wayne Couzens.

These tragic events led to mass demonstrations which saw police intervention. One of the many legacies of Sarah’s murder is that the profile of women’s safety in the UK has rarely been talked about more. But is that enough to make a difference and what actions have already taken place to ensure that women do feel safe where they live?

Here at The Independent we are hosting an expert panel discussion as part of our virtual event series to explore the answers to those questions. We will be looking at what has changed during 2021, what needs to happen next for there to be a substantial step change for women and we will be asking what part we all play in that.

Running time: 60 minutes

After registering, you will receive a unique link 48 hours in advance to access the event online. This event will be hosted using Zoom. Please refer to their privacy policy before registering.

If you are no longer able to attend this event at the time of streaming, please let us know or cancel your ticket here.

This event will be available to watch on demand in the days following via our events page.

FAQs

How do I download Zoom?

Before the event takes place, please ensure you have downloaded Zoom onto your desktop or mobile device. You will also need to register for an account with Zoom. Once you have done this, you will be ready to access the virtual event.

Desktop/laptop:

If you are using a desktop computer/laptop, click here to download Zoom: https://zoom.us/download. The download should pop up automatically, and you will need to click ‘Continue’ on each stage of the installation to ensure Zoom downloads successfully to your device.

Mobile:

If you are using your mobile device to access the event, visit the App Store or Google Play Store, search for Zoom and tap ‘Get’ to install the app. The app is free to download.

How do I access the event?

Once you have downloaded Zoom and created an account, you will be able to access the virtual event by clicking on a link we will send you 48 hours before the event starts. Simply click on the link to open Zoom and join.

How do I submit questions to the panel?

You will be able to ask questions to the panel during the event. To do this, in Zoom simply click the Q&A box at the bottom of your screen and type your question. Please note, if your question is answered by the panel or host, your name will be read out.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions about the event please contact our Customer Services team by emailing customerservices@independent.co.uk, or calling 020 3615 2990. Our phone lines are open Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.

Can I update my registration information?

About this event

The past 18 months have seen society change, probably forever, for many reasons.

Of course the world has been battling a pandemic but amongst that has been a rallying cry for some injustices and inequalities to be addressed.

That has ranged from the incredible power of the Black Lives Matter movement after the shocking death of George Floyd in the US, to women’s safety here in the UK having a spotlight shone on it after the horrific killing of Sarah Everard at the hands of serving police officer Wayne Couzens.

These tragic events led to mass demonstrations which saw police intervention. One of the many legacies of Sarah’s murder is that the profile of women’s safety in the UK has rarely been talked about more. But is that enough to make a difference and what actions have already taken place to ensure that women do feel safe where they live?

Here at The Independent we are hosting an expert panel discussion as part of our virtual event series to explore the answers to those questions. We will be looking at what has changed during 2021, what needs to happen next for there to be a substantial step change for women and we will be asking what part we all play in that.

We will be looking at what has changed during 2021, what needs to happen next for there to be a substantial step change for women and we will be asking what part we all play in that.

The discussion will be hosted by our Lifestyle Editor Harriet Hall and she will be joined and supported on the panel by Women’s Correspondent Maya Oppenheim.

Joining Harri and Maya on the panel are the following distinguished guests:

  • Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding
  • Farah Nazeer, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid
  • Shaista Aziz, a journalist, comedian, writer and Labour councillor for Oxford city council
  • Eleanor Lisney, a founder member and coordinator of Sisters of Frida

Running time: 60 minutes

After registering, you will receive a unique link 48 hours in advance to access the event online. This event will be hosted using Zoom. Please refer to their privacy policy before registering.

If you are no longer able to attend this event at the time of streaming, please let us know or cancel your ticket here.

This event will be available to watch on demand in the days following via our events page.

FAQs

How do I download Zoom?

Before the event takes place, please ensure you have downloaded Zoom onto your desktop or mobile device. You will also need to register for an account with Zoom. Once you have done this, you will be ready to access the virtual event.

Desktop/laptop:

If you are using a desktop computer/laptop, click here to download Zoom: https://zoom.us/download. The download should pop up automatically, and you will need to click ‘Continue’ on each stage of the installation to ensure Zoom downloads successfully to your device.

Mobile:

If you are using your mobile device to access the event, visit the App Store or Google Play Store, search for Zoom and tap ‘Get’ to install the app. The app is free to download.

How do I access the event?

Once you have downloaded Zoom and created an account, you will be able to access the virtual event by clicking on a link we will send you 48 hours before the event starts. Simply click on the link to open Zoom and join.

How do I submit questions to the panel?

You will be able to ask questions to the panel during the event. To do this, in Zoom simply click the Q&A box at the bottom of your screen and type your question. Please note, if your question is answered by the panel or host, your name will be read out.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions about the event please contact our Customer Services team by emailing customerservices@independent.co.uk, or calling 020 3615 2990. Our phone lines are open Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. If you need to make any updates to your registration information simply log in to your Eventbrite account and save any changes.

Yes. If you need to make any updates to your registration information simply log in to your Eventbrite account and save any changes.

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/violence-against-women-changing-the-discourse-tickets-220546509547