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Renée Römkens: Gender-based Violence

05-02-2018 at 20:00 - 22:00

– This lecture has been cancelled, but Professor Römkens will visit the SIB on Monday 14 May instead

Gender-based Violence: How, where and why are women’s rights violated?

Since the emergence of the #MeToo discussion in October 2017, sexual assault and harassment have become hotly contested issues. All at once, topics which were scarcely discussed before began to dominate the media, from talk shows to newspapers. How did this news suddenly rise to the surface, and what does it say about the society in which we live? In what state are women’s rights today?

On 5 February, Renée Römkens, Special Professor of Gender-based Violence at the University of Amsterdam, will give a lecture about her expertise matter: the causes, effects and significance of violence based on or related to gender.

Römkens is currently the director of the Atria Institute for Emancipation and Women’s history. Trained as a criminologist and psychologist, she has worked as a researcher and lecturer across the globe for many organisations, including the European Institute for Gender Equality and the European Network on Gender Expertise. She recently headed Atria’s investigation into the perception of domestic violence in the Netherlands, which she will certainly discuss in her lecture.

This event is free and open to everyone.



20:00 - 22:00


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Groningen, Groningen 9711PC Netherlands
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