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FREE Seminar: Tackling Violence and Abuse Against Disabled Women and Girls

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Date(s) - 28 Nov 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Location The Foundry 17 Oval way London SE11 5RR United Kingdom


The intersection of disability and violence against women and girls is one that is not spoken about often enough. On November 28th we will address this with a FREE seminar at The Foundry.

As part of UN Women’s 16 days of activism to eliminate violence against women and girls, AVA are hosting a seminar which will raise awareness of the challenges faced by disabled women and girls suffering from gender based violence. We will explore new work carried out by AVA and the University of Lancaster in addition to hearing from a number of survivors and disability organisations on the need for services to improve access.

AVA’s core focus is specialist training and ensuring the best practice for survivors who usually fall through the gaps. We collect data from professionals working with disabled survivors to get a detailed picture of best practice and barriers in to support disabled survivors. DRILL, or Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning, is a Four Nation Research Project which delivers the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people.

This seminar is part of our Ascent work, which is funded by London Councils. It is free and open to people from organisations providing services to those affected by domestic and sexual violence in London. There are a limited number of spaces at the seminar. Places will be allocated according to funding priorities and it is unlikely that we will be able to offer a place to more than one person from each organisation.

Survivors with disabilities deserve support.

Booking for this event is now closed. Thank you for your interest!

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