The Race to End Sexual Abuse in Universities
- 3:30 pm
02 March 2021
Online | Free
Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds are the authors of the fascinating new book Unsafe Spaces which reveals the shocking extent of sexual abuse in English and Welsh universities. The book importantly also offers practical solutions to the present crisis and to the culture of disrespect which blights many universities and allows such abuse to continue unchecked.
Eva Tutchell is an expert on gender issues, advising public authorities on challenges and solutions. Starting out as a secondary school teacher, Eva’s work has covered all age groups. Her book, Dolls and Dungarees is recommended reading for primary school teachers, she has researched the attitudes of teenagers and particularly of teenage boys, has published guidance for schools and colleges on disordered eating and has developed and taught a module on gender for use in universities.
John Edmonds is a trade unionist and specialist in work organisation. Until 2003 John was General Secretary of the 700,000-member GMB trade union where he increased the representation of women throughout the union. He also served as TUC President. More recently John has focused on environmental issues and on a more inclusive system of education and training. He is a Visiting Fellow at King’s College, London, studying labour markets and gender equality.
In this event Eva and John will introduce the book’s themes and findings, followed by an ‘in conversation’ with Professor Emma Rees, Director of the Institute for Gender Studies. This event will then move onto a wider discussion with all the audience members who will get a unique opportunity to ask the authors questions about their findings and the solutions.
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