08/03/2016: Tackling Violence against women and girls

Panel discussions will include the following:
Talking Violence against women and girls1.Definition of Domestic Violence
2.Relevant Legislation
3.Early intervention and Prevention.
4.Stakeholder and Agency responses
5.‘Honour’ based violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Forced marriage

6.45pm  Arrival & networking

7pm – 7.10pm Welcome & opening address

7.10pm  7.35pm Panel discussion 1

7.35pm – 7.50pm Q&A

7.50pm  8.15pm Panel discussion 2

8.15pm – 8.30pm Q&A

8.30pm  8.40pm closing address

8.40pm  9pm Post-event networking

Access to the House of Commons is via the Cromwell Green Visitors EntrancePlease allow up to 20 minutes to clear security.

The event is of importance to all. Men, women and all stakeholders are welcome. All attendees must be pre-registered in advance.


Ms Michelle Akintoye BEM  Founder of Britafrique an organisation offering educational support to children and mentoring teenagers and young adults to steer them away from crime as well as tackle poverty

Ms Seye Aina – Founder of Paceworking a leading business network organising conferences and business events. The acronym and key message of Paceworking is ‘P.A.C.E’ – to Promote, Advertise, Connect and Empower through networking and business. Paceworking also supports charitable causes.

And various “women organisations” stakeholders.

Guest speakers include:
Marian Araga: Lawyer & Founder Ladies Forum charity. Expert – Domestic Abuse Counselling.
Catherine Bryant-Due: Lawyer & Trainer. Expert – Domestic Abuse & Freedom Programmes for women.
Alimatu Dimonekene: Human Rights Activist & founder Project ACEi. Expert – Female Genital Mutilation & ‘Honour’ based violence.
DUP – MP Jim Shannon
Catherine Philip Perez – Volunteer services manager for the volunteer centre in Hammersmith and Fulham
Maryanne Jemide – Chief Owner of Nigeria Watch magazine
PC Jason Hill Youth Engagement Co-ordinator Education Chingford Police Station
Event details:
  • Date: 8 March 2016
  • Time: 18:30 – 21:00
  • Location: House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK
  • Price: Free

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WeAreTheCity staff are all working remotely as per the UK government's advisory. We are always looking at ways we can support women in business remotely and have launched a series of FREE virtual events (WeAreVirtual) to help support everyone in their careers and their well being. This could not be possible without the support of our network and we are very thankful for the time given by all of our speakers at these sessions.