On Tuesday 15th March from 6:30 – 8pm, the lecture series in memory of greatly missed Professor Sylvia Chant welcomes King’s College London Professor of Development Geography Cathy McIlwaine, who will talk on ‘Painful Truths: Resisting Gendered Violence Against Women’.

As part of ongoing debates within feminist geography and beyond, the discussion explores the intersections among multiple types of direct and indirect gendered violence across borders and territories. The lecture draws empirically on research conducted over the last 5 years on violence against Brazilian migrant women in London and among women living in the favelas of Maré in Rio de Janeiro. The discussion reflects the feminist co-production of research with a range of organisations and on the role of arts-based methods and engagements in enhancing understandings of gendered violence and through which diverse forms of resistance emerge. 

The lecture is co-hosted Hosted by the Department of Geography and Environment and Department of Gender Studies. It is free to sign up for here.