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Ending Gendered Violence

Ending Gendered Violence

In partnership with Aurelia Magazine

The death of Sarah Everard has reignited a national conversation around gendered violence and misogyny. This online panel event will explore the wide-reaching effects that misogyny has on many marginalised groups of people, both in public and private spaces. These groups include but are not limited to women, non-binary, trans and gender non-confirming people.

The panel will also be looking at how misogyny then intersects with race, sexuality, religion and more, and how it can then manifest into different forms of oppression. There will also be a discussion around the possible ways gendered violence can be tackled - and eventually eradicated.

Panelists include:

Evie Muir (she/her), Domestic Abuse Specialist in “BAMER” and LGBT+ experiences of abuse, LGBT+ domestic abuse development worker at SAYiT Sheffield, staff writer at Restless Network, and freelance journalist

Evie Muir is a Domestic Abuse Specialist in “BAMER” and LGBT+ experiences of abuse, with over 7 years experience supporting historically oppressed survivors of abuse with multiple vulnerabilities. As a survivor herself, Evie’s work now focuses on working with mainstream organisations across South Yorkshire to ensure support provision is inclusive and doesn’t revictimise survivors. Evie is also a freelance journalist whose writing focuses on gender based violence, anti-racism and social justice. She is also a staff writer at Restless Network, a survivor-led platform which is dedicated to giving voice to survivors of abuse.

Ishah Jawaid (she/her), founder of WOC Azadi Collective and voluntary sector consultant

Ishah has over 18 years experience in the violence against women and girls and migrant rights sector, on both a local and national level. After working as a practitioner and campaigner, she has taken a step away from frontline trauma work and has recently set up the WOC Azadi Collective, a grassroots project led by and for Women of Colour (WoC). The project is an intentional and transformative space where WoC can heal from racial and patriarchal trauma, rebuild alternative systems of care, and organise in solidarity to work towards the collective struggle for liberation from patriarchy, white supremacy and colonialism. Ishah has been a member of Migration Matters Festival since 2017 and has been its chair since 2019.

Kerry Lindeque (she/her), Our Bodies Our Streets

We are a Sheffield based student-led campaign which tackles catcalling and street harassment in our city. We use art, conversation, lobbying, and political action to empower victims and fight for change - both in public spaces and to the structural roots of harassment. I joined the campaign last summer at its creation and have worked on several projects, from our Online Art Series to Safer Parks After Dark. This is our current campaign which aims to take the organisation national by demanding increased funding for physical safety measures in public spaces which are gender inclusive and effective. We aim to hold the government to account and ensure that their Safer Streets Fund actually makes a difference for the safety of women and other people who face harassment - that it is not just an empty gesture.

Aurelia is an independent publication, uplifting the first-person stories and opinions of marginalised genders.

We’re an online magazine that publishes a diverse range of thought-provoking work – we pride ourselves on our beautiful content and nurturing space. This is a platform that encourages you to tell your stories and feel your feelings. We place a much-needed spotlight on the individual experience.

Part of our 2021 festival strand

Progressing Social Justice

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