Jan 20th – Event about harassment on London’s public transport system – we’re speaking!

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On January 20th 2015 we’ll be speaking at a FREE event in Camden that’s all about Challenging Violence Against Women and Girls on Public Transport, along with:

Claire Perry MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport)

Bryony Beynon (Co-Director – Hollaback London)

Inspector Ricky Twford (British Transport Police – Project Guardian)

Dr. Jackie Gray (Middlesex University – Reducing sexual offences on Public Transport)

Reni Eddo-Lodge (Writer & journalist)

Since being invited to sit on the advisory board of Project Guardian, the TfL and BTP initiative to address unwanted sexual behaviour on buses, trains and tubes, we’ve heard from hundreds of women and LGBT+ people about their experiences, and researched how this problem is tackled across transit systems around the world. We’ll be presenting what we know and what we think needs to happen next, so come along to share your experiences and debate the issues an ask the panel questions!

Registration is FREE but you’ll need to sign up here.

DATE: Tuesday 20th January 2015

TIME: 10.45 to 13.00 (with lunch provided 13.00-14.00)

Registration on the day: from 10.30 onwards

25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN

The event forms part of the government’s Women’s Engagement Programme and is one of a series of regional consultation events with women across the UK. Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – a framework of commitments on women’s rights – these events are an opportunity to have your say on the progress being made to improve the lives of women and girls in the UK and what the priorities should be for further action.

 

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