More on the government’s VAW consultation

// 10 March 2009

To save you doing any digging, the consultation bus for the government’s VAW strategy will be touring the country as follows:

Specific times and locations are being are being confirmed daily, but so far outline is:

South East: 12-14 March

12 March: 07:30 – 10:00 Oxford train station

12 March: 10:30 – 13:30 Didcot Retail Park

12 March: 17:00 – 21:00 Thames Valley University, Kings Road

14 March: 09:00 – 13:00 Brighton Pier, Madera Drive

East: 19-21 March

West Midlands: 26-28 March

East Midlands: 2-4 April

North East: 9-11 April

Yorkshire and Humber: 16-18 April

South West: 23-25 April

North West: 30 April – 2 May

London: 7-9 May

You can also complete a mini online survey on attitudes to VAW here, and view the consultation paper here.

Comments From You

Rose // Posted 13 March 2009 at 11:19 am

Heya,

Just to say that I went to the one in Didcot, and considered it time well spent.

The people there were very keen to engage in proper disscussion about the policies and issues concerned.

We covered many subjects including whether there can be gender equality in a patriarchy, how the subjects and incidences of abuse should be tackled in schools, what the governments role should be, and what they should be funding.

Also, how womens status and role in patriarchical religions* effects womens lives in wider society, and in turn, if a society is not seen to respect women as equal to men, then how does this effect the behaviour of the individual.

*I am in no way suggesting that government should ‘change’ religious practices, but I do think that they should organise and fund talks between British religious leaders to contemplate the role and status of women within their faiths, to consider their opinions of a womens worth and standing, and to clearly express to the public exactly where they stand on the issue.

If you can get to their bus, do, I think it’ll be worthwhile.

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