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New approaches to an old problem: Interpersonal violence

Event includes keynote panel on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

September 29, 2014 — 

Scholars and experts are gathering at the U of M to discuss domestic violence problems and solutions at the annual RESOLVE research day.

RESOLVE is a prairie-based research network striving to end violence, especially violence involving girls and women.

This year’s annual conference features two keynote addresses and a keynote panel discussion focusing on missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

A full program of the day can be read here. Keynote speakers include police officer Krista Miller who will deliver “Domestic Violence – Why I Stayed: A Police Officer/Survivor Perspective,” and Ann Decter Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at YWCA Canada. Decter’s address is titled, “Saying Yes: Innovative approaches to Sheltering Abused Women with Mental Health and Addiction Issues.”

The keynote panel on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women includes Nahanni Fontaine, special advisor on Aboriginal Women for the Manitoba government; Bernadette Smith, spokesperson for the Coalition of Families of Manitoba’s Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls; and Diane Redsky, from the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada.

What: Research Day, “Interpersonal Violence: Old Problem—New Approaches”
When: Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Where: Second Floor of University Centre, Fort Garry Campus

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