Draft agenda available for the inaugural LEPH Consultation focusing on ‘Gender in public health and safety’

Pictured: Members of the International Association of Women Police, L-R, Melissa Jardine (Australia), Myra James (Canada), Shahala Pervin (Bangladesh)

Following the popular special lunchtime session at LEPH2018 in Toronto, this year at LEPH2019 in Edinburgh a two-day pre-conference consultation will be held on Gender in public health and safety: addressing the needs of women as employees and clients in criminal justice.

The consultation will examine local and international issues to advance progress towards achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals 5 (Gender equality) and 16 (Peace, justice & strong institutions).

The audience will include police, researchers, civil society representatives and people with live experience. We would like to focus on multi-stakeholder collaborations and innovative approaches as well as how challenges may be overcome in implementing new approaches or policy changes which may provide useful lessons learned for other local and international scenarios.

The event is intended to be as interactive as possible and be an exchange of learning from Global North and Global South as well as building local and international coalitions to promote gender equality and eliminate violence against women.

View the draft agenda here

Venue: CoSLA Conference Centre on Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October, 2019.

Participants registered for the main LEPH2019 conference will have preference due to limited numbers. (A catering fee may apply).

Key speakers and organisers include:

  • Jane Townsley, Director, Force International (and LEPH2019 plenary speaker)
  • Ellie Lenawarungu, Director, Amuka Ltd
  • Janine Ewen, Umbrella Lane
  • Dr Melissa Jardine, Centre for Law Enforcement & Public Health


More details will be available soon.

Mst. Shahala Pervin, Bangladesh, presenting at LEPH2018 in Toronto.

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