Violence Against Women and Girls at Home: Domestic Abuse and the Pandemic

20th May 2021 12pm - 1pm

This activity takes place online

Dr Camille Stengel will be joined by Justice Studio’s Director Marianne Moore, Southall Black Sisters’ Director Pragna Patel, and a representative from Solace Women’s Aid to discuss domestic abuse and the impact the pandemic has had on Gender Based Violence. The speakers will share some research findings from their London-based study conducted over the first 2020 lockdown, and reflect on the larger implications of these findings for their own work.

About the Speakers

Solace Women’s Aid is a leading violence against women and girls (VAWG) organisation in London, with over 45 years’ experience working with survivors of all forms of violence and abuse. Their aim is to work to prevent violence and abuse as well as provide services to meet the needs of survivors particularly women and girls. To support Solace’s work, please visit their website.

Pragna Patel is the founder and Director of Southall Black Sisters Centre (SBS). SBS is a multi-award-winning women’s organisation founded in 1979 to address the needs of black and minority women experiencing gender violence. Pragna is also a co-founder of Women Against Fundamentalism. In May 2020, Solace and SBS partnered to set up and run an emergency covid refuge, with SBS providing specialist support for women with no recourse to public funds. The project continues to run at a smaller scale until June 2021. To support SBS’ work, please visit their website.

Marianne Moore is the Managing Director and Chair at Justice Studio, a compassionate consultancy and research organisation specialised in social justice. As a consultant specialised in women’s rights, Marianne has worked for a variety of clients including the UK Government, bodies such as UNICEF and the Council of Europe, and UK and international not for profit organisations.

Dr Camille Stengel is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (FLAS) at the University of Greenwich. Camille is a member of the Women’s Network and the FLAS Early Career Researchers Network and is a founding member of the Gender Deviance and Society Research Group and the Criminal Justice Collective Research Unit.

About the Series

The Women's Network are holding a series of events in response to the reaction to Sarah Everard’s murder and the subsequent response to the vigil held in honour of Sarah and other victims of male violence. We want the voices of all women to be heard; intersectionality is woven into our network. If you would like to get involved, please do so via the Women's Network webpage, you can either Join our Team or Contact Us from the home page.