We are delighted to share the full line-up of speakers for our It Stops Now: Ending Sexual Harassment and Violence in Third-Level Education (ESHTE) Conference, which takes place on Thursday, 7 March 2019 in Liberty Hall, Dublin 1.
Encompassing a series of engaging keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops, the conference offers an important opportunity to examine the prevalence, culture, and lived experience of sexual violence and harassment (SVH) in higher education and to discuss various approaches and interventions to combat and prevent harmful behaviours.
The conference timetable is available here, with more information about the venue below. If you are attending the event and have any questions about it, please contact our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +353 1 679 0100.
9am | Registration
9.30am | Welcome and Introductions
Ellen O’Malley Dunlop (National Women’s Council of Ireland [NWCI]) | Orla O’Connor (NWCI)
9.40am | Opening Address
Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor (Minister of State for Higher Education in Ireland)
10am | Keynote Speech | Gender-Based Violence in Universities: Reflecting on the Challenges
Dr Ruth Lewis (Northumbria University)
10.30am | Keynote Speech | Not on the Radar: Gender-Based Violence against University Students with Disabilities
Dr Katrin List (Technological University of Dortmund)
11am | Coffee Break
11.15am | Panel Discussion | The Role of Student Activism in Leading Change
Chaired by Artemis Michael (Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies) | Síona Cahill (Union of Students in Ireland [USI]) | Julian Lo Curlo (National Union of Students in Denmark) | Fatemeh Nokhbatolfoghahai (Glasgow University Students Representative Council) | Arnas Paškevičius (Šiauliai University Student Association)
Shared Learnings in Tackling Sexual Violence and Harassment in the Higher Education Sector: Questions and Answers
Dr Ruth Lewis | Dr Katrin List
Kathryn Dawson (Rape Crisis Scotland)
Inclusion and Integration in Responding to Sexual Violence and Harassment
Aisling Cusack (USI) | Jennifer Okekwe (Immigrant Council of Ireland)
1pm | Lunch
1.45pm | Panel Discussion | Transforming Leadership: Responding to Sexual Violence and Harassment
Chaired by Tara Brown (NWCI) | Noeline Blackwell (Dublin Rape Crisis Centre) | Selina Bonnie (Disability Activist) | Sandra Healy (Dublin City University) | Jason Last (University College Dublin)
2.30pm | Workshops
Campaigning for Change
Orlaith Grehan (NWCI) | Dovile Rukaite (Women’s Issues Information Centre) | Rachel Simpson (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Prevention Initiatives: Bystander Intervention and Consent
Dr Louise Crowley (University College Cork) | Dr Pádraig MacNeela (National University of Ireland Galway)
Reporting and Support Processes
Mary Crilly (Sexual Violence Centre Cork) | Michael Lynch (An Garda Síochána) | Melissa Plunkett (University College Dublin Student’s Union)
3.30pm | Reflection
Jennifer McCarthy Flynn (NWCI)
3.50pm | Closing Remarks
4pm | Event Ends
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get to the venue?
Directions to the venue can be accessed from here. Liberty Hall is a five-minute walk from the Bus Áras Luas stop, while information about nearby bus routes is available here.
Is there parking nearby?
Yes, the closest parking is available at the Irish Life Centre nearby.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket for registration?
You can bring your printed ticket or you can show a copy of the ticket or email confirmation on your smartphone.
Will a lunch be provided?
Yes, a light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Is there anyone I can talk to about accessibility requirements?
Yes, if you have any accessibility requirements, please contact our Accessibility Officer, Susan McCormack, by emailing email@example.com or calling +353 1 679 0100.