Celebration Event: The Inspiring History of the Movement Challenging Domestic Violence and Launch of the New Book
Attendance possible either online OR in person at Engineer's House, Bristol
Join us at this special and unique event live, including lunch at Engineers House, Bristol OR attend the event streamed online through Zoom.
Nicola Harwin (previously long-term CEO Women's Aid in England)
Rebecca and Russell Dobash (pioneering domestic abuse and homicide researchers)
Sarbjit Ganger (Director, Asian Women's Resource Centre, Brent, London)
Gill Hague (long-term activist and researcher, and author of the book)
Marianne Hester (Director Centre for Gender and Violence Research)
Jacqui Kilburn (Head of Women's Aid National Training Centre)
Ruby Raja (worker with Muslim women on violence against women and girls)
Ann Devereux (Survivor ambassador and previous domestic violence worker).
This new book by Gill Hague on the history of the women's struggle against domestic violence in the UK and internationally has just been published, recording and celebrating this passionate history of women's activism.
The book is dedicated to survivors of violence and to the inspiring activists all over the world who have fought on these issues for so long. The cover features a red shoes (zapatos rojos) protest held in the Zocalo, Mexico City, on International Women’s Day in 2020. Each shoe, coloured red for blood, represents a femicide -- a woman killed. This huge demonstration was partially dedicated to Ingrid Escamilla Vargas. In February 2020, she was murdered, and mutilated in horrific ways too distressing to talk about, by her husband. The book is also dedicated to her memory.
The live event in Bristol will be socially distanced in Engineers House which has been converted to make it as Covid safe as possible. To participate, please register for either the live event (£10 to cover refreshments) or the streamed zoom: Register for the In-person event in Bristol here or for the live-streaming of this event here (10am till 1.30pm).