Gender-based Violence
roundtable discussion

4pm–6pm Tuesday 24 September, Sydney

This special occasion forms part of our 50th anniversary program of events taking place across the country.  These events acknowledge the vital role of the humanities in helping us understand our past, make sense of our present, and ensure a humanised future for all people.

The Gender-based Violence roundtable discussion will draw on the expertise of leading experts in the field of gender-based violence to explore the latest findings in scholarship in the humanities and social sciences on this pressing global problem. Our speakers will examine how gender-based violence is represented across a wide range of media and texts to sustain cultures of abuse; how gender-based violence has evolved from an historical perspective through to the present; and how cultural and workplace contexts contribute to perpetuating these harms. The discussion will draw on current research from Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region and consider the policy implications of the discussion.

This is a free public event, open to all.

The program will commence at 4pm at The Galleries, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW Sydney Campus, with a reception to follow at 5pm. 

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr Sarah Cook — UNSW Director, Institute for Global Development (roundtable moderator)

Associate Professor Jan Breckenridge — Co-Convener, UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network

Professor Vera Mackie —Director, Centre for Critical Human Rights Research, University of Wollongong

Michele Robinson — Director, Evidence to Action, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)

Professor Zhang Yi — Chinese Academy of Social Science’s National Academy of Social Development

We are grateful to UNSW Sydney for their generous support of this event.