Due to unexpected demand, New Pathways sold out of 500 tickets in 5 days! However, they are now able to announce that another 500 tickets have been released. So, if anyone wanted to book on who hasn’t done so already, or wasn’t able to, tickets are now available: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sexual-violence-awareness-week-frontline-focus-tickets-248892954527
- Special Measures and Remote Court Links: A Victims’ Perspective– Natalie Hancock, VAWDASV Regional Advisor, Mid and West Wales
- Our Dark Chapters: Surviving Sexual Violence, Changing the Narrative – Winnie M Li (see the speaker spotlight below)
- Dealing with Disclosures of Sexual Violence – Debbie Woodroffe, Head of Training and Research, New Pathways
- Dyfed Powys Police ISVA Pilot – DCI Phil Rowe & DC Benjamin Staniforth, Dyfed Powys Police
- Trauma Stabilisation Support Work for Sexual Violence– Andrea Kovacs-Biro & Georgina Owen, Sexual Violence Support Workers, New Pathways
- Rape Investigation Teams and Operation Soteria – Improving Rape and Serious Sexual Assault Investigations – DS Ceri Hughes, South Wales Police
- Creative Writing and Trauma – Clare Shaw (see the speaker spotlight below)
- Supporting Male Victims of Sexual Violence – Graham Cahalane, Outlook Project Counsellor, & Kate Lewis, ISVA for Male Clients, New Pathways.
Winnie M Li is an author and activist. Her novel Dark Chapter is a fictional retelling of her real-life rape from victim and perpetrator perspectives. Translated into ten languages, it won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize, and was nominated for an Edgar Award and the Best First Novel Award. Winnie founded Clear Lines, the UK’s first-ever festival addressing sexual assault and consent through the arts and discussion. Her ongoing PhD research at the London School of Economics explores media engagement by rape survivors as a form of activism. Winnie has appeared on the BBC, Sky News, Channel 4, The Guardian, The Times, The Mail on Sunday, BBC Woman’s Hour, and TEDx London. She was given an honorary doctorate of law from the National University of Ireland in recognition of her writing and activism, and her second novel Complicit will be published in Summer 2022. http://winniemli.com
Clare Shaw is a writer and performer who is passionate about poetry and its ability to promote wellbeing and social change. They have three poetry collections with Bloodaxe; their fourth collection Towards a General Theory of Love was awarded a Northern Writer’s Award and will be published by Bloodaxe in 2022. Clare is co-director of the Kendal Poetry Festival and a regular tutor for Wordsworth Grasmere and the Arvon Foundation.