HARM (Honour Abuse Research Matrix) 2nd Annual Conference
Theme: Harmful Traditional Practices: Building Partnerships to Develop Evidence Based Solutions
Date: 4th June 2020
Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University
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The Department of Nursing and the Faculty of Health and Social Care are delighted to host #HARM 2020 – 2nd annual conference.
HARM is a diverse and international consortium of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, support agencies and activists. Collectively, HARM formulates the following innovative evidence-based responses to the global health crisis of ‘honour’ abuse, violence and killings:
- Furthering research and pioneering strategies to eliminate harmful practices including honour abuse, forced/child marriage & female genital mutilation (FGM).
- Fostering multi-disciplinary working partnerships and research collaborations worldwide.
- Raising awareness and informing public policy via evidence-based education and training.
Who would be interested in attending: Academics, students, practitioners from health and social care, heads and teachers from primary and secondary education, legal professionals, police, third and voluntary sector staff and anyone interested in learning, collaborating and fighting against honour abuse and violence.
Keynote Speakers (Download full details) :
- Dr Leyla Hussein OBE: World leading, award-winning international campaigner against FGM. In 2019, Leyla was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for her work in tackling FGM and gender equality.
- Diana Nammi: Founder of IKWRO (Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation) advocating for women and girls affected by so called ‘honour’ abuse, forced marriage, FGM and domestic violence.
- Payzee Mahmod: IKWRO ambassador and campaigner is a survivor of FGM and child marriage, who lost her sister Banaz in a tragic ‘honour’ killing.
- Dr Karen Harrison: Professor in Law and Penal Justice at the University of Lincoln, who recently completed an empirical project looking at why British South Asian women fail to report sexual abuse.
- Nazir Afzal OBE: Formerly Chief Crown Prosecutor for NW England and Chief Executive of the country’s Police & Crime Commissioners, his professional work and voice has provided a platform for marginalised victims/topics for over 25 years.
- Dr Roxanne Khan: Director of HARM. As a family violence expert, she publishes and presents her research on the psychology of ‘honour abuse’ and killings, forced marriage and FGM to national and international audiences.
- Diana De: Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, at Cardiff University who has embed FGM, Honour Based Violence and Modern Slavery within the undergraduate and post graduate Nursing curriculum as part of the Safeguarding agenda.
- Sameer Neelam: An Indian Transgender Man who has been successful in his asylum appeal in the UK, after a sustained and horrific journey of violence and abuse at the hands of his family.
- Beth Hall: PhD researcher at the University of Central Lancashire, who has collaborated on numerous honour abuse projects and is co-author of new national guidelines: Harmful Traditional Practices in the Workplace: Guidance for Best Practice (2020).
Standard Delegate : £90
PGR/Student Delegate : £15
Third & Voluntary Sector Delegates: £45
Includes a buffet lunch and refreshments.
BOOK NOW at www.kxregistration.mmu.ac.uk/HARM2020
Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care
Manchester Metropolitan University
Networking Event (16.15 – 18.30):
Following the conference, a networking event will be held in the Brooks building for delegates. Drinks and canapés will be available.
CALL FOR POSTER ABSTRACTS
Posters are invited on the theme of the conference. For further details and an application form, please download our Submission Guidance for Poster Abstracts.
Abstracts should be sent to email@example.com by 31 April 2020.