Making Education Equally Safe for All - Working with young people to prevent gender-based violence´╗┐

Thursday 1st December 2016 - Insights Suite,  Richmond Street, Glasgow,

10am to 4pm (registration opens at 9:30am). This event is free to attend´╗┐


This one day conference is part of the 16 Days of International Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. It will provide the opportunity to raise awareness of the issue of gender-based violence and to highlight work being done to tackle this within or linked to the University of Strathclyde, as well as by partner agencies.

The theme for the 25th year of the 16 Days Campaign is ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All’. This conference will mark the launch of the Equally Safe in Higher Education Programme, who are co-facilitating the event with the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice and the Centre for Health Policy. It will be chaired by Dr Veena O’Halloran, Director, Student Experience and Enhancement Services, University of Strathclyde.

 The keynote address will be given by Vonnie Sandlan, President of NUS Scotland and a representative from the Scottish Government will address the conference. The Interventions for Vulnerable Youth (IVY) Project will discuss their work with young people who present a risk of serious harm to others and findings on the prevalence of domestic abuse in their family backgrounds. The Voice  Against Violence and Impact Projects will talk about the work of young survivors taking action through education. The Autism Network Scotland and NUS Women’s Campaign will also showcase their prevention work with young people.

This conferencewillbeuseful for Universitystaff, studentsandanypartnerorganisationsofthe presenting orexhibitingorganisations. Toregisterfora place,  pleasedownloadanapplicationform.Completedformsshouldbereturned to,November 3.Placeswillbe allocated onafirst come,firstserved basis.

All informationrelatingto this conferencewill beavailable viathe CYCJ e-bulletin,  websiteanTwitteraccount,whereyoucanfollowtheconversationusing#16daysStrath