Sexual violence and exploitation is a significant and serious ongoing social problem. With the evolution of advanced technologies, we are witnessing new and persistent challenges emerging in how we can best respond, prevent and address the significant harms caused by sexual violence, alongside modern mechanisms and outlets for “achieving justice” for victim-survivors. Despite the introduction of a variety of wide-ranging law reforms and extensive education campaigns, dissatisfaction with the criminal justice system in responding to sexual violence and disillusionment with ongoing, misguided social attitudes towards individuals experiencing these harms, has not abated.
RSVP Now for the Monash Criminological Horizons Annual Lecture from 12pm on 6 April 2016 – Sexual Violence: New and Persistent Challenges
This forum, facilitated by TV and radio broadcaster, and social connector and satirist, Libbi Gorr, brings together a panel of leading sexual violence and gender researchers, support advocates, and practitioners, to reflect on the new and persistent challenges inherent to sexual violence and exploitation in a contemporary, technology-facilitated world.
The event, organised by Dr Asher Flynn, is part of the Monash Criminological Horizons Public Lecture series, hosted annually by Monash Criminology (School of Social Sciences, Monash University). The series has been created to showcase leading international thinkers within criminology whose work contributes to a more just and inclusive future.
The panel is being held on Wednesday 6 April 2016 from 12 – 2pm at the Village Roadshow Theatrette, Victoria State Library (enter via Entry 3 on La Trobe Street – map here). Join us for light refreshments from 12pm, with the official proceedings to commence at 12:30pm (#crimhorizons). Attendees are invited (and strongly encouraged) to email questions for the panellists in advance of the event to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spaces are limited, so please click here to RSVP for this free event.
Our panel features –
Dr Nicola Henry, La Trobe University Speaking on “Revenge Pornography”: The non-consensual distribution of intimate and sexual images, and comprehensive legal and non-legal responses to these harms
Dr Anastasia Powell, RMIT University Speaking on Justice versus Vigilantism: Online justice forums for victim-survivors
Kelly Thomas, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Speaking on Sexual Harassment: The impacts of litigation on victims; how legal outcomes can act as a deterrent; and recent developments in the law – a win for workplace sexual harassment victims?
Patrick Tidmarsh, Victoria Police Speaking on The “Whole Story Investigation Framework”: Challenges in investigating and prosecuting sexual violence offences
Carolyn Worth, South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault Speaking on Restorative Justice for Sexual and Family Violence Victims: The importance of keeping restorative justice processes victim-driven; how this idea developed; and the current SECASA restorative justice trial project.
If you have any questions, please contact the event organiser Dr Asher Flynn at email@example.com
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