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Members of the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre met on 16th May to showcase examples of research underway and to hear about future plans and ideas. We also welcomed a visiting speaker from the Pankhurst Trust, who talked about the research needs of their part of the voluntary sector.
Eight centre members spoke about ongoing research into topics from shared parental leave to gender disparity in Computer Games students; and Dr Kate Cook also introduced the idea of the “Sylvia Series” of seminars, which aim to host events to mark the centenary of votes for women, which occurs in 2018.
The first seminar and meetings for the autumn term of 2017 will be announced in July. In the meantime we will take a break, but may I remind everyone to register for Feminist Reflections on 21st July http://www.mmu.ac.uk/news/events/6297/ and to email Jamie Atkinson email@example.com if you have any business contacts who might be willing to get involved with his shared parental leave research.
Dr Kate Cook
Rewriting Children’s Rights Judgements with Professor Helen Stalford
Helen will discuss a collaborative project which involved re-writing judgements handed down from national and supranational courts to increase the visibility of children in the law.
Manchester Centre for Law in Society Research Seminar Series
Friday 9 June 2017 (Sandra Burslem 2.10)
Julia and Kate want to take this moment to pause and think about all those who were hurt and killed at Manchester’s Arena. We are immensely sad that this happened in our wonderful city and want to add our condolences to the families who have suffered.
We were struck by the humanity in James Corden’s tribute so we share that, here.
Dr Helen Woolnough, Research Fellow to the Generating Routes to Women’s Leadership (GROWL) project in the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre, has received from Emerald, the journal publishers:
“Your paper ‘The career decisions of professional women with dependent children: What’s changed?‘ published in Gender in Management: An International Journal being selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence”.
Fantastic news – Well done Helen!
Professor Julia Rouse
Colleagues at the University of Manchester are organising a free one-day event on “Brexit, Regulation and Society” on 13th June. This includes a panel on “Women and Equalities” and we are all invited to go along. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brexit-regulation-and-society-tickets-33391855940
I look forward to seeing you there.
Just a quick reminder of the Research Showcase taking place tomorrow – Tuesday 16th May 12noon-3.00pm in room G35 BS. A number of researchers will be speaking about their research at the event, and an external organisation will be pitching for research. We will also discuss the Centre’s plans for the centenary of the vote.
Hope to see you there,
Dr Kate Cook, Head of the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre,
I would like to invite you to a one day symposium on 7th July at Manchester Metropolitan University, run by the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies (Abuse Studies Section)
This free one day symposium will include presentations by speakers and there will be streams for separate papers. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
– Globalisation, power and abuse
– Modern day slavery and human trafficking
– Child sexual abuse and exploitation
– Abuse of vulnerable adults
– The links between human and animal abuse
– Abuse of older people
– Abuse based on race or ethnicity
– Safeguarding practice in context
– Comparative/international approaches to abuse or safeguarding
– Abuse in sport, training and leisure contexts
Lunch will be provided, and there will be a wine reception in the early evening to launch the newly constituted charitable professional association ASPIRE (Association for Abuse Studies, Safeguarding Practitioners and Researchers). The Keynote speaker will be announced.
We value and welcome all inter-disciplinary focuses on abuse including sociological, psychological, social anthropological, social work, criminological, social policy and practice perspectives, gender studies, social care, philosophical and historical.
If you would like to present on the day, or would like further information, please send a 150 word abstract to Karolina.firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th June.
Please forward this invitation to your colleagues within the academy and to practitioners, NGO’s and Civil Society groups who may be interested.
Dr Geraldine Lee-Treweek (Convenor)
Join our team on the 22nd of May for a sponsored walk.
Help us raise money for the Centre for Womens’ Justice and hold the state to account for male violence against women.
You can either sponsor us, or join the walk and ask others to sponsor you. Every bit helps
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Of course not everyone has time to take part in a sponsored walk, so you can instead sponsor us by following the link below. We have already raised £656. Every bit counts.
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