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FREE SEMINAR: Technology and Violence Against Women – Helping or Harming?

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AVA is holding a seminar on International Women’s Day, 8th March from 1-5pm: Technology and Violence Against Women – Helping or Harming?

Technology in the modern world is unavoidable and constantly changing. Women’s interaction with it is a complicated area that intersects with various forms of multiple-disadvantage and VAWG issues.  This can both be positive and negative.

International Women’s Day 2019’s campaign theme is #BalanceForBetter; calling for a more gender-balanced world. Here at AVA we are committed to ending gender based violence and abuse through addressing the power imbalance which makes abuse a women’s issue. On the 8th we will think about the balance between new technology and the ongoing work in the sector, and how it is being used and what we need to keep in mind in future.

On International Women’s day, this event will be an opportunity to look at current trend of tech being used by perpetrators of abuse and the ways victims and the practitioners are using it to tackle VAWG. This seminar will aim to share knowledge on best practice within the sector whilst looking ahead to innovation and the opportunity tech can pose in the future. We have a varied panel of speakers, including academics, police, front line workers and tech experts to discuss this topic. This seminar aims to present a holistic consideration of tech and abuse.

The seminar is part of our Ascent work, which is funded by London Councils. It is free and open to people from organisations providing service 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 organisations.

Women in need deserve the best support possible to ensure that they are empowered and safe.

This training is free of charge but depends on eligibility. If you would like to attend this training please fill out this survey to assess your eligibility for a place. Application will close on February 22nd and you will be informed of the decision by the 26th of February 2019.

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2DDEtbw