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Friday 8 February 2019, 09:30 - 13:30

Welsh Women’s Aid: Sexual Violence Seminar

Welsh Women’s Aid would like to invite you to an informing seminar focusing on sexual abuse and violence.

The seminar will take place on Friday the 8th of February 2019, during the sexual violence awareness week. It will explore good practice in supporting survivors of sexual violence, with a particular focus on the intersectional impact on survivors with protected characteristics, and effective responses and intervention for offenders of sexual violence.

Confirmed speakers:

Sue James, The Truth Project – Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse, Head of Inquiry Office for Wales & Child Sexual Abuse Survivor

Dr Ravi Thiara (Warwick University) and Sumanta Roy (Imkaan) – Service responses to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women survivors of sexual violence

Professor Catherine Donovan – The experiences of LGBT survivors and developing best practice, Durham University

Panel discussion 1: support and prevent sexual exploitation & abuse

Jane Ruthe, Addressing the needs of sexual violence survivors in a rural context, North Wales Rape And Sexual Assault Support Centre (RASASC)

Swati Sharples, The voices of adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), Clinical Lead, Stepping Stones

Debbie Woodroffe, New Pathways, The Criminal Justice Response, Sexual Assault Referral Centres

Morgan Fackrell, Delivering an integrated VAWDASV provision, Recovery Information Safety Empowerment (RISE) Service

Barbara Walsh, Supporting Survivors of sexual exploitation, SEASS, Cyfannol Women’s Aid

Panel discussion 2: responses to sexual violence

Sarah Jane Walker, Evaluating responses to sexual violence offenders, Centre for Gender and Violence Research, University of Bristol

Helen Walton, Delivering specialist interventions to sexual violence offenders, Divisional Sexual Offending Interventions Unit Manager


* More speakers and a full agenda will be announced nearer the time

* Refreshments provided

Failure to attend this seminar without providing a minimum of 24 hours notice will incur a £15 cancellation fee.

Please purchase your tickets here.

Welsh Women’s Aid: Sexual Violence Seminar

Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Today @WelshGovernment launched the #VAWDASV Strategy 22-26. The ambition for Wales to be ‘the safest place to be a woman’ is a bold one considering the reality of epidemic rates of violence and abuse far too many are experiencing. Our full statement:

Yesterday from WelshWomensAid's Twitter