Latin American Women and Gender Abuse in the UK – Conference

Our visitor from Guatemala, Iduvina Hernandez, will speak at the first ever conference on Latin American Women and Gender Abuse in the UK on 25 November. The event has been organised by the Latin American Women’s Rights Service, starts at 2.30pm and is being held at the Bolivar Hall, Grafton Road, London W1T 5DL.

A map of how to get to the event can be found here.

Iduvina’s full programme can be found here – this is still being updated so please check back to see what has been added. 

Here is the full description of the conference, plus details of how to register:

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The 25th
of November has been designated by the UN as the International Day for the
Elimination of Violence against Women.

 

Latin
American women in the
UK are largely ‘unrecognised’. This,
among many other factors, contributes to their increased vulnerability in
situations of abuse. The Latin American Women’s Rights Service, an independent
London based charity, is pleased to invite you to attend to the first
conference on Latin American Women and Gender Abuse in the UK.

 

This is a
pioneering conference focused on heightening awareness of the difficulties
faced by Latin American women survivors of abuse, which will be a great
opportunity to service providers, statutory agencies, practitioners and members
of the Latin American community.   

 

Key note
speakers include:

 

Cathy McIlwaine – Queen Mary, University of London

Pamela
Zabala – Central America Women’s Network

Iduvina
Fernández –
Guatemala Solidarity Network

Tania
Bronstein – Chair, Latin American Women’s Rights Service

Natalia
Pérez – Older People’s Worker – Latin American Women’s Rights Service

25th November 2008, 2:30 – 5:30pm

Bolivar
Hall,
London

 

To
reserve a place,
contact:

Paulina
Arce Casillas

email paulina at lawrs dot org dot uk or 020 7324 9802

 

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