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Rape crisis centre manager joins panel to discuss “shadow pandemic”

Posted on: November 6, 2020 by Mariella Brown

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The manager of a rape crisis centre recognised internationally for her work has joined the online forum The Shadow Pandemic: A Media Spotlight on Violence Against Women and Girls, which is being supported by London Press Club.

The event, produced by The Media Circle in association with the Press Club and The Listening People, will be held on Tuesday, 10 November at 6.30pm

The UN has described the worldwide increase in domestic abuse as a “shadow pandemic” alongside Covid-19. This special event shines a spotlight on violence against women and girls and its representation in the media. The Shadow Pandemic event brings together a phenomenal line-up of accomplished broadcasters and journalists to share their insights on why women and girls face increased levels of violence at this time, and what we can all do to ensure their stories are represented more widely in the media.

The panellists will be: Ayesha Hazarika – Evening Standard columnist, political commentator, broadcaster and an award-winning stand-up comedian; Helen Lewis – Journalist and Author of Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights. They will be joined by Dr Isabelle Kerr MBE, manager of the Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis Centre.  

Dr Isabelle Kerr is the manager of the Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis Centre helping girls and women who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or violence by providing free and confidential support.  She has previously been recognised for her international work helping rape and sexual assault victims and was recently awarded an MBE. She has helped to counsel victims for almost 40 years and has managed the Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis Centre since 2006.

The Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis Centre is one of the projects supported by The Circle’s Covid-19: Women and Girls Solidarity Fund. 

 Dr Kerr has just returned from training police in Cyprus.

The conversation will be steered by Author and Broadcaster, Dearbhail McDonald.  

To secure your place please click here. All donations will support The Circle’s Women and Girls Solidarity Fund.
 
The Media Circle is part of The Circle NGO which was founded by Annie Lennox in 2008 and more details can be found here: https://thecircle.ngo