Worcester University are holding an event for International Women’s Day: The resilience of women within the refugee crisis

As previously posted Worcester University are running a number of events for International Women’s Day.

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On Wednesday 8th March 2pm-6pm there will be presentations and a discussion on the resilience of women within the refugee crisis taking place in Room RBG008, Severn Campus, University of Worcester

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Beverley Gilbert, Senior Lecturer, NCSPVA, University of Worcester will open the even with an introductions to the speakers

Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director, Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) will talk on Gender and Refugee Integration

Alexis Wright, Post Graduate Student, NCSPVA, University of Worcester will discuss Refugee Women and Boob Jobs – an intersectional feminist approach to the asylum process.

Caroline Gregory, Editor, Writer, Traveller, Aid Worker @caztravels will present on The Experience of Gender when Working in Refugee Camps

Kirsty Fraser, University of Worcester and Director of People in Motion will present on Invisible Warriors – Women in Grande-Synthe Refugee Camp


£25 per person. To book a place, please got to:


There are a limited number of concessionary/free places available for those working in the refugee support sector or students at the University of Worcester.

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Agenda and Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) have recently published a literature review on what constitutes a gender sensitive service for women experiencing multiple disadvantage exploring some of the key components from a range of sources across both the grey and peer reviewed literature. Following in the footsteps of the the report ‘Women and Girls at risk: evidence across the life course’ (McNeish & Scott 2014), the review is now being used to undertake a national mapping of gender sensitive services in order to build a better picture of service delivery for women with experiences of multiple forms of disadvantage.

Agenda is an alliance of over 70 organisations who have come to gather to campaign for better services for women facing multiple disadvantage such as problematic substance use, mental ill-health, homelessness and violence. AVA is a national organisation working to end all forms of gender based violence  through the production of resources, learning, policy, research and prevention work. Further information about their work can be found online www.weareagenda.org  and www.avaproject.org.uk

You can download the report here