Gender violence and religion - a talk by Dr Elaine Storkey

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Wednesday 28 November

6pm for a 6.30pm start

Room 9, West Downs Quarter, University of Winchester, Romsey Road, Hampshire SO22 5HT

How and why has this form of violence become so pervasive and what factors contribute to violence against women? In an attempt to answer this question, The Institute for Theological Partnerships (ITP) would like to focus more intently on the role of religion. The major religious traditions are all theological systems which many people believe have been instrumental in the process of gender control, to the detriment of women. ITP would like to open up a conversation about the role of religion in gender violence with the aim of raising awareness but in also providing some hope for a future free from violence against women. 

Dr Elaine Storkey, philosopher, sociologist and theologian, whose presidency of Tearfund in aid and development spanned 17 years and influenced her most recent book, Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women. Dr Storkey will speak about the different forms of violence experienced by women across the world, and at the way they became institutionalised in cultural practices. She will also be looking at vital initiatives towards the elimination of these forms of violence and what we can all do to bring about change.

Please reserve your place for this talk by emailing

Tea and coffee will be served in the Link Gallery from 6pm and the talk will begin at 6.30pm in room 9.

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