Karen will talk about her campaign Counting Dead Women and how feminist activism, specialist service providers, academia and business can work together to build change for women.
Karen has been recording and commemorating UK women killed by men since January 2012 in a campaign called Counting Dead Women.
She is a doctoral researcher on the social construction of men’s fatal violence against women; working in partnership with Women's Aid, with the support of international firms Freshfields and Deloitte, has created the femicide census. She is a trustee of the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize and was awarded the Positive Role Model for Gender at the 2014 National Diversity Awards.
Karen has worked in the independent women’s sector for 25 years. She is Chief Executive of nia, a London based charity providing services for women and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence; the charity champions an integrated approach to addressing all forms of male violence.
She blogs at kareningalasmith.com and tweets from @K_IngalaSmith and @CountDeadWomen.