Workshop 8: Violence Against Women and New Approaches for Empowerment

Abuse, Safeguarding and Older Women

Speaker: Bridget Penhale, University of East Angela, Great Britain

This presentation will concern issues of violence, abuse and neglect of older women and the responses that have been developing in relation to these issues. 

It will cover the different types of abuse and violence that older women may experience, together with the range of settings in which such situations can occur.

Solidarity leads to empowerment – how to create a caring women community development in uncertain times

Speakers: Katarína Scott (Slovakia)

Jelena Brkic (Serbia), Mother Centers International Network for Empowerment e.V.

Let´s open our doors – domestic violence is not a private and individual issue. The presentation will focus on how to offer support from women to women and as a community group.