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Symposium: Gender violence, Poverty and Young People

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (All day)
Friends Meeting House
See below for confirmed speakers

Gender violence, Poverty and Young People 

The all-day symposium will discuss contemporary research on Gender violence and young people in the Global South, and will be followed by a book launch in the evening. The symposium will address key questions about the effects of violence on young subjectivities, the role of institutions in constraining or expanding actions to counter violence, and the research approaches and agendas needed to support policy and practise. Speakers from a range of disciplinary perspectives will stimulate discussion on these questions throuh sharing research case studies. The provisional programme includes: 

  • Fiona Leach; Elaine Unterhalter; Jenny Parkes (Conceptual, methodological and ethical issues in researching gender violence, poverty and education)
  • Ana Maria Buller; Ariane de Lannoy (Masculinity, youth and violence: Peru, South Africa)
  • Virginia Morrow; Karen Devries (Corporal punishment in schools: India, Uganda)
  • Jo Heslop; Kirrily Pells; Charley Nussey (Gender violence in private spaces - homes and communities: Vietnam, Kenya, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa)
  • Polly Wilding; Lorena Fuentes (Gender and violence in programming, policy and public discourse: Brazil, Guatemala)

 A number of the presenters will be building on their chapters for the new book Gender Violence in Poverty Contexts: The Educational Challenge (ed. Parkes) http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415712491/. The book launch will take place after the symposium.

The symposium will appeal to academics, practitioners and policymakers across disciplines and sectors whose work has a concern with gender, violence and young people in the Global South.
This event is free of charge, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. However, spaces are limited and booking is essential.
For any enquiries or further information regarding the symposium, please contact Sudha Vijay at sudha.vijay@lidc.bloomsbury.ac.uk