Button 3 Session 3 Sun

JAHNINE DAVIS

JAHNINE DAVIS

WHERE ARE THE BLACK GIRLS? ARE THERE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN RACIALISED SEXUALISATION AND THE UNDER-IDENTIFICATION OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AMONG BLACK BRITISH GIRLS?

The experiences of Black girls more specifically Black British African-Caribbean are rarely captured in literature, however even more so when discussing child sexual abuse. This is evident by dearth of research in the UK.

This presentation will share the findings from a MA research project focused on whether racialised sexualisation impacts on the identification and response to child sexual abuse and how Black girls are located on the boundaries of childhood within and outside the home.

PRIYA NATH

PRIYA NATH

“FOR US THIS IS MORE THAN TICKING THE BOX, THIS IS OUR LIFE”: AN EXPLORATION OF SOUTHERN FEMINIST PRACTITIONER’S VIEWS ON INGO AND DONOR APPROACHES TO WORK ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

This talk will draw on interviews with seven feminist practitioners working on issues of violence against women and girls. It explores some of the academic literature on North-South development relationships with a decolonial lens to ask the question of what is helpful and what is harmful about the way that Northern INGOs are working on issues of violence against women and girls.

  The aim of this research is to centre the conversation on the often ignored but always present nature of relationships, power and privilege that still impacts on interactions between the global South and the global North. It is only by being continuously conscious to these dynamics, that a decolonised way forward it possible.

MARIA GARNER

MARIA GARNER

DEFENSIVE MENSPEAK, DEFENSIVE WHITESPEAK: CONNECTING OPPRESSIONS

This talk presents a conceptual framework developed from a PhD study focussed on men’s experiences within sexualisation of culture. ‘Defensive Menspeak’ is presented as a practice of complicit masculinity, which captures the discursive, dodges, disavowals, and denials (some) men use to make gender inequality inevitable and invisible. The talk also argues the framework may also hold value in making sense of defensive discourses around racial inequality and makes a case for extending it to include ‘defensive whitespeak’.

SARAH LEARMONTH

SARAH LEARMONTH

A SYSTEM TO KEEP ME SAFE: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF BAIL USE IN RAPE CASES

Most people believe that conditional bail is put in place for the safety of victims of crime.

This talk is based on the findings of a new research study asking victim-survivors of rape for their views on the use of bail, revealing gaps in safety, safeguarding and misleading communications from criminal justice agencies that leave women and girls who report, open to reprisals and in many ways worse off.

Victim-survivors, Independent Sexual Violence Advisors and police officers were interviewed to explore victim perspective on pre-charge and post-conviction bail for the very first time.