Changing the Culture: A Community Conversation

Changing the Culture: A Community Conversation on Violence Against Women and Girls

Thursday 30th June, 6 - 7:30 pm on Zoom

Join Bath MP Wera Hobhouse and a panel of local speakers for a discussion on the pervasive problem of violence against women and girls, and how organisations in our city are working effectively in partnership to tackle it.

Wera is the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Women and Equalities. Wera was successful in making upskirting a criminal offence and is campaigning to make misogyny a hate crime.

Wera said:

Misogyny and the objectification of women is deeply ingrained in our society. These attitudes cause terrible harm. Women of all ages experience violent misogyny with 97% of women and girls experiencing unwanted sexual advances in their lifetime. Violence against women and girls is epidemic.

“To tackle these problems, we need to change our culture. We will hear about the partnership work being done in Bath to make our city safer for women and girls. I’m proud to see our local police, Bath Business Improvement District, our universities, Bath & North East Somerset Council and charities like VOICES coming together in groundbreaking ways to effect real change.”

“Please join me for this important conversation on a topic that impacts us all.”

Speakers will include:

  • Allison Herbert, CEO, Bath Business Improvement District 
  • Ursula Lindenberg, CEO of VOICES, a survivor-founded charity in Bath specialising in domestic abuse recovery 
  • Chief Inspector Ronnie Lungu, Bath and North East (BaNES) Area Commander
  • Cllr Dine Romero, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and Communities 

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June 30, 2022 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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