The Cost of Trafficking in Human Beings: Report Launch
Thursday 29th October, 2-3pm
A new report on the Cost of Trafficking in Human Beings led by the Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London, was published by the European Commission to mark European Anti-Trafficking Day, 18 October 2020.
This webinar on 29 October will highlight key findings from the report and make the case for why a gender disaggregated approach that takes account of longer term harms is key to understanding the full costs associated with trafficking.
Trafficking of human beings in the EU disproportionately affects women and only three per cent of the total costs is spent on specialised support for victims. The study finds that the total costs associated with the trafficking of women are almost three times greater than that for men.
The event will consist of contributions by the report authors, led by Professor Sylvia Walby, a public Q&A, and discussion; and chaired by Professor Karen Shire, who has published on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings in the EU.
This report builds on previous research on trafficking in human beings by Walby and colleagues for the EU Anti-Trafficking Unit, which can be found here:
Speakers and Discussants
- Sylvia Walby (City, University of London, UK)
- Sally McManus (City, University of London, UK)
- Sian Oram (King’s College London, UK)
- Jessica Phoenix (City, University of London, UK)
- Merili Pullerits (City, University of London, UK)
- Karen Shire (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
This event is hosted by the Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London, UK.
Varieties of Gender Regimes Webinar
Thursday 24th September 2020
This event was hosted by Sylvia Walby at the Violence and Society Centre, City, University of London, UK, and co-organised with Karen Shire at the Essen College for Gender Research, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
This event discussed the Special Section of Social Politics on ‘Varieties of Gender Regimes’ published in August 2020.
What are the varieties of gender regime? This event focused on Walby’s varieties of gender regimes – domestic and public regimes; and, within the public, both neoliberal and social democratic varieties – and pathways to alternative forms. Is this model sufficient to encompass the turn to less progressive forms and multiple global regions or are further varieties needed? At stake here is the distinction between modern and premodern, public and domestic, the meaning of conservative, the concept of the family, and the theorisation of violence.
Speakers and Discussants
The authors introduced their papers, followed by two discussants, and then opened to question and answer:
- Karen Shire (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) and Sylvia Walby (City, University of London, UK): Advances in Theorizing Varieties of Gender Regimes.
- Sylvia Walby (City, University of London, UK): Varieties of Gender Regimes.
- Karen Shire (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) and Kumiko Nemoto (Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan): The Origins and Transformations of Conservative Gender Regimes in Germany and Japan.
- Valentine M. Moghadam (Northeastern University, US): Gender Regimes in the Middle East and North Africa: The Power of Feminist Movements.
- Emanuela Lombardo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) and Alba Alonso (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain): Gender regime change in decentralized states: the case of Spain.
- Ece Kocabicak (Open University, UK): Why property matters? New varieties of domestic patriarchy in Turkey.
- Jeff Hearn (Örebro University, Sweden; University of Huddersfield, UK), Sofia Strid (Örebro University, Sweden), Anne Laure Humbert (Oxford Brookes University, UK), Dag Balkmar (Örebro University, Sweden) and Marine Delaunay (Centre Emile Durkheim): From Gender Regimes to Violence Regimes: Re-thinking the Position of Violence.
Moderator: Heidi Gottfried (Wayne State University, USA)
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Measuring Violence: The Mental Health Dimension
Tuesday, 18th June 2019
Over 50 academics, policymakers, and practitioners working on violence and mental healthtook part in Measuring Violence: The Mental Health Dimension hosted by the Violence and Society Centre on 18th June 2019.
Participants from; Office of National Statistics; Home Office; Lancet Psychiatry and the Economic and Social Research Council joined practitioners from; End Violence Against Women; Rape Crisis; Safe Lives; Imkaan and Against Violence and Abuse and scholars from; Kings College London University College London; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Universities of Bristol; East London; Lancaster and Liverpool John Moores were welcomed by the Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Chris Greer.
The aim was to develop a measurement framework on violence and mental health which mainstreams gender and develops a language shared by multiple academic disciplines and professional and practice communities. The workshop was funded by a large UK Research and Innovation and Economic and Social Research Council grant on Violence, Abuse and Mental Health: Opportunities for Change (PI: Louise Howard, King’s College; 2018-2022).
Sylvia Walby, Director of the Violence and Society Centre, leads the Measurement Stream of this grant and will host a second measuring violence workshop next year.
Varieties of Gender Regimes Workshop
Friday, 7th June 2019
Theorising Varieties of Gender Regimes was the title of a workshop hosted by the Violence and Society Centre on 7th June 2019. 15 scholars of sociology, political science and gender studies from Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States came together to discuss and debate different ways of theorising and operationalising gender regimes across different contexts and scales.
The workshop was funded by Sylvia Walby’s Anneliese Maier Research Award (Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 2018-2023), which is to finance international and interdisciplinary research collaboration with colleagues in Germany on re-working a theory of society that better takes violence and gender inequality into account.
The debate will continue, with the next gender regimes workshop held in Berlin in 2020.