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Violence Unseen - Exhibition, Workshop, Panel Discussion

Friday 22 March, 2019

Gender Equal Media Scotland, in association with Strathclyde Student Union, the Equality & Diversity Service, and Equally Safe @ Strathclyde, will be hosting Zero Tolerance’s powerful Violence Unseen exhibition. The event will take place at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute at the University of Strathclyde.

This photography exhibition explores forms of violence against women that are still misunderstood, hidden and unacknowledged by mainstream society. Alongside the exhibition, we will be hosting a workshop to explore ‘The News as It Should Be’ and a panel discussion and Q&A.

Luke Hart in conversation with Dani Garavelli

February 21, 2019, 17.30 – 19.30

Central Halls, Edinburgh

About the event

Luke Hart, along with his brother Ryan, is a leading voice in the fight for an end to men's violence against women, following the devastating murder of his mother Claire and sister Charlotte in 2016.

Dani Garavelli's brave and insightful reporting on issues of violence against women has seen her win awards including this year's inaugural Nicola Barry Award at the Scottish Press Awards.

Engender, Scottish Women's Aid, Zero Tolerance and Gender Equal Media Scotland hosted this unique opportunity to hear Luke and Dani in conversation as they discussed the power of the media to effect change, and how we can challenge men's violence against women.

You can read our blog post about the event here.

Pass the Mic: Muslim Women Making Their Voices Heard

Too often in media, on stage and online the experiences of Muslim women are absent, rarely do we see or hear Muslim women leading debate; whether that is a discussion on their lived experiences of racism, Islamophobia or sexism, or an area of their expertise; law, business, politics, education, health, to name but a few.

This workshop is to support Muslim women to be leading voices by providing training on dealing with media and public speaking. The half day free training will be delivered by Talat Yaqoob* and will be interactive and give women confidence and skills in sharing their views and telling their stories.

Gendered Representations in Scottish News

On 6th of June, a project led by Strathclyde University brought together academics, journalists, editors and representatives from women’s rights and campaigning organisations to discuss what is known about women’s representation in national and local media in Scotland; and identify the specific challenges and opportunities facing women’s organisations in their dealings with national and local media.

Listen to a podcast summarising the discussion here:

Who makes the news?

On 20th of June, a project led by Strathclyde University brought together academics, journalists, editors and representatives from women’s rights and campaigning organisations, to focus on the challenges and opportunities for women working in journalism and the media/creative industries more generally, in Scotland.

We explored questions around the gendered pay gap, online abuse, and strategies for creating opportunities for women both within and outside of traditional media organisations.

You can listen to a podcast of the day here:


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