Victim Focus - a lecture by Jessica Eaton for International Women's Day

7 March 2019, 19:00 - 20:30
Cambridge campus

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The theme for International Women's Day 2019 is #Balanceforbetter. Let's create a gender-balanced world.

Jessica Eaton is working to rebalance the world, by exposing the imbalance of victim blaming in the response to sexual violence. We are pleased that she is joining us for Cambridge's International Women's Day celebrations.

Jessica Eaton is an author, speaker and specialist researcher in the psychology of victim blaming of women subjected to sexual violence. Her PhD was recently submitted and focussed on the reasons why we are so likely to blame women for sexual violence perpetrated against her, why women blame themselves for sexual violence and how professionals understand self-blame after sexual violence. She is also the founder of VictimFocus and the co-author of The Little Orange Book: Learning about Abuse from the Voice of the Child.

The event is chaired by Norah Al-Ani, an Honorary Fellow of ARU, Director of Cambridge Rape Crisis and member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Women's Consortium. It's organised with Cambridge City Council.

Event Details

7 March 2019, 19:00 - 20:30
Cambridge campus
Lord Ashcroft Building, LAB026
Please book here.