A one-day symposium on ‘Sexual Violence Against Women: Voice and Representation’, organised by Dr Georgina Colby and Hannah Camplin at the University of Westminster, took place on June 17th, 2016, at the St Pancras Room, Kings Place, London. The event brought together writers, activists, practitioners, and public-facing bodies to foster cross-disciplinary dialogue in the area of sexual violence against women and girls, voice, and representation. The day was comprised of keynote papers by Keir Starmer, MP, and Professor Jacqueline Rose, followed by two panel discussions in the afternoon. The symposium was funded by the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster.
Full details, abstracts of papers, links to resources, and a report on the symposium can be found here in the June section of the Archive: https://contemporaryfeminismsnetwork.com/
Following the success of the pilot symposium in 2016, Georgina Colby is currently working on a larger research project, 'Sexual Violence Against Women: Empowering Voice and Enacting Change Through the Arts and Humanities'.