Strengthening partnerships with organisations and the public to tackle male violence against women and girls in Plymouth
  • Plymouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Plymouth PL1 2BJ

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This event will launch a new ESRC funded project which aims to understand what is important for reducing and preventing male Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in Plymouth. 
The Plymouth VAWG Commission was set up following the devastating murders in Keyham in August 2021 and the murder of Bobbi-Anne McLeod in November 2021. It includes representatives from the Police, partner organisations, researchers and other members of the community from Plymouth.  
Over the next year we will be working closely with members of the public in Plymouth including those from traditionally marginalised groups, to understand areas of importance in tackling VAWG, strengthen partnerships and knowledge exchange between organisations, and develop new research projects to reduce and prevent VAWG in Plymouth. Attendees will have the chance to hear about current and future plans in Plymouth and learn about ways in which they can be involved in the project.
PROGRAMME
The event will begin with a 10–15 minute presentation of a planned co-designed programme of work to develop projects to tackle VAWG that is due to take place in Plymouth from now until the end of September 2023. This will be followed by a 30 minute panel discussion on this topic from researchers and project partners from key organisations in Plymouth who work to reduce and prevent violence against women and girls in the city about current and planned work. The event will conclude with a 15 minute Q&A and a short film about the work of the Plymouth VAWG Commission. 
Following the presentation and panel discussion you will have the chance to meet the team and find out about ways that you can be involved in the project over light refreshments.
The talk and debate will be led by Dr Lynne Callaghan, Senior Research Fellow PenARC, Community and Primary Care Research Group, and Dr Nick Axford, Associate Professor, Health Services, PenARC, Community and Primary Care Research Group. The panel discussion will include Councillor Rebecca Smith (Plymouth VAWG Commission Chair), Inspector Andrew Hodges (Plymouth BCU Domestic Abuse Investigation Manager, Devon and Cornwall Police), Laura Juett, Public Health Specialist, Plymouth City Council and Tracey Lovelace, Spark Project and Trevi.
TARGET AUDIENCE
This event is open to people who live, work in and/or visit our city who are concerned about tackling violence against women and girls in Plymouth. We welcome members of the public, practitioners, students and researchers.

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This event is supported by PenArc. PenArc works alongside health and social care professionals, researchers and local communities to address the immediate issues facing the health and social care system through applied health and care research. 
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