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Hidden Voices: Experiences of Violence for Disabled Women

Hidden Voices: Experiences of Violence for Disabled Women

The Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, 19 Grosvenor Terrace, Glasgow G12 0TA.
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November 26, 2014, 10.30 – 15.30

The Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor, Glasgow

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As part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, this event is being held to consider disabled women's experiences of violence.

This event is for disabled women but will also be attended by service providers and academics.

The aim of the event is to:

  • Present results of UK report 'Access to Services for Disabled Women who Experienced Violence'
  • Generate lively discussions, between disabled women and service providers in Scotland
  • Consider the support structures needed to protect and support disabled women
  • Provide a forum to discuss vision and mission of a network for disabled women in Scotland

This event has been organised in partnership with Dr Sonali Shah, Inclusion Scotland, Rape Crisis Scotland and Shakti Women's Aid

Event Programme

10.30 - 11.00 Registration, tea & coffee

11.00 - 11.05 Welcome by Emma Ritch, Executive Director of Engender

11.05 - 11.10 Introduction by Dr. Mhairi Mackenzie (Chair)

11.10 - 11.50 Presentation of Daphne Research - Access to Services by Disabled Women who Experienced Violence - Dr. Sonali Shah and research team

Panel Responses to Research Findings

11.50 - 12.00 Scottish Women's Aid - Lily Greenan


12.00 - 12.10 Scottish Government, LGBT, Equality & Violence Against Women - Bruce Sutherland


12.10 - 12.20 Rape Crisis Scotland - Mridul Wadwa


12.20 - 12.30 Equality and Human Rights Commission - Euan Page


12.30 - 12.40 Brainstorming for questions


12.40 - 13.05 Questions for research team and panel


13.05 - 14.00 Lunch


14.00 - 14.20 Vision Sense & Violence Against Disabled Women - Dr Susan Balderston


14.20 - 14.40 Ishara Project - Tasnim Sharif


14.40 - 15.30 Workshop discussion on a disabled women's network

Summary, Evaluation and Next Steps

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