To mark the end of the first ASCENT cycle and celebrate the beginning of the second, we are holding the final London Surgeries. London Borough Surgeries have been an important way to increase the knowledge and capability of women sector organisations over the last few years. London Borough Surgeries have improved many women’s organisation’s knowledge on commissioning and provided them with valuable opportunities to network and develop effective partnerships and collaborative ways to tackle violence against women and girls.
As these are the final London Borough Surgeries, we are holding 2 separate but connected events focusing on ‘Crossing Boundaries and the impact on women and girls’ incorporating and building on previous Surgeries. It is an opportunity for organisations working in the women’s sector, as well as representatives from London boroughs and councils, to come together to tackle these questions collaboratively through a rich variety of talks, workshops and activities. The events aim to facilitate conversation, find solutions, share perspectives and visions, identify obstacles and develop long lasting and beneficial collaboration and partnership.
Please note you will have to register for each day separately.
What’s it about
Boundaries are crossed in a variety of interlinked and complex ways for women and girls that have or are experiencing violence as well as for those organisations, institutions and authorities working with them. Boundaries are crossed in a variety of ways such as geographically where women move internationally, nationally or between London boroughs. Further, the existence of other boundaries such as culture, race, disability, organisations, institutions, socio-economic status also impact women in interlinked and complex ways, particularly for women and girls who have or are experiencing violence.
DAY 1 will include a Forum Theatre session where professional actors will present a scenario before the audience is tasked with solving the particular issues faced by one of the actors from the scenario. Themes of Day 1 include BME communities, intersectionality and complex needs, immigration and trafficking, Equalities Act and introducing ASCENT for the second funding cycle.
Who is this event for?
On day 1 the event aims to:
Spaces are limited. Refreshments and lunch provided.
These final London Borough Surgeries are being delivered in partnership with Ascent project partners, the London VAWG Consortium, Women’s Resource Centre, Women and Health Equalities Consortium (WHEC) and Women Speak Out.