Safe Ireland invites you to join us at our National Conference for a Safe Ireland, which will be taking place on the 25th of November 2019 in Westport, coinciding with International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
What is this conference about?
The underpinning theme of our conference is prevention and what we need to understand, learn and do if we are to create communities that are safe and free from violence.
Our morning session will look at the scale of the problem with thought provoking and radical presentations on coercive control, its human impact and its shocking cost. We will then examine what is at the root of coercive control with a presentation of brand new research on Irish attitudes towards gender equality, roles and responsibilities, commissioned by Safe Ireland.
In the afternoon, we will look at what has to happen to develop a national prevention strategy, across areas like policing, health, community and education. Then, we will launch a new and exciting Safe Ireland strategy to make County Mayo a pilot site for real and measured change in the way we prevent and respond effectively to violence and abuse in our homes and in our communities. We believe that this strategy paves the way for a revolution in the safety of women and children in Ireland.
This National Conference for a Safe Ireland will bring together national and international experts, leaders and trailblazers, practitioners, policy makers, academics, funders and other stakeholders in the field of domestic violence reduction. It offers a unique opportunity for learning, creating change, collaboration, engagement, and being at the heart of the movement to end domestic violence.
Confirmed speakers include:
Lynn Rosenthal – the first White House Advisor on Violence Against Women
Ryan Hart – Coercive Control Survivor and Activist
Davina James Hanman – Leading UK Coercive Control Expert
Detective Supt. Gordon McCreadie – Police Scotland’s National lead for Domestic Abuse, Forced Marriage, HBA and Stalking & Harassment
The full programme can be viewed here.
A certificate of attendance will be given towards CPD for any attendee who needs same.
Who should attend?
This conference will be a great learning opportunity for professionals and anyone else who wants to increase their understanding of domestic abuse, coercive control and prevention strategies.
Time & Venue
Registration will start at 9:00am and the first speaker will begin at 10.00am sharp. The conference will be held in Knockranny House Hotel, Westport. Lunch will be provided. Please email email@example.com for any special dietary needs.
Knockranny House Hotel have a limited number of rooms available at the discounted rate of ¨€85 per single occupancy for conference attendees on Sunday 24th. If you would like to avail of this offer please contact the hotel directly on 00353 98 28600.
To cover the costs of the event there is a general admission charge of €35. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite here. Ticket costs includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited so please purchase your ticket as early as possible. Ticket costs are non refundable.
If you want to attend but cannot afford to pay, please use the following link to book your place.
Special Assistance Needs
In order to make sure this event meets any needs you may have please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your specific requirements.