UNIC UNiTE - Ending Violence Against Women_Bilbao context

Session where common challenges to three cities of the UNIC alliance were shared - Cork, Koc and Bilbao in terms of elimination of Violence against Women

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Start: 05.12.2022
End: 05.12.2022



This session will seek to:

Collect the main challenges previously identified in terms of ending violence against women in the cities of Cork, Koc and Bilbao, highlighting those issues and those similar structural elements in the 3 contexts.

To present good practices in the field of sending violence against women in the 3 cities. Practices may be provided by the public sector (local administrations), the private sector (private companies or institutions), the third sector (associations or non-profit organizations) or the universities themselves.

To discuss the success factors, challenges and issues to be taken into account for the replicability of these practices in the different cities, considering the different contexts and challenges described in the first part of the session, as an initial part of a process of co-creation of solutions to be followed in the different cities led by the corresponding Universities.

Panellists: Mary Crilly, Founder and CEO of Sexual Violence Centre Cork

Prof. Dolores Morondo, Human Rights Institute, UDeusto. Professor at the MA Intervention in Cases of Violence Against Women

Prof. Maggie O’Neill, Head of Dept of Sociology & Criminology, UCC

Estibaliz Linares Bahillo, Deusto Social Values Research Team member. Consultant at Sortzen.org

Ekin Çakır, PhD Reseacher, Koç University Trauma and Stress Research Lab, Turkish Psychological Association-Women and Gender Studies Unit

Total participants: 25

Total students: 10

Total Staff members: 14

Total representatives of societal stakeholders: 3

During the VMP, shared challenges between the cities of Cork, Koc and Bilbao in terms of ending violence against women were discussed. In relation to the inspiring practices presented, a certain complementarity between them is understood.

Certainly this VMP could be the beginning of a continued longer term conversations - connecting across the UNIC cities on collaborative actions that can contribute to the space of research, activism and advocacy around ending violence against women.

From this meeting has also emerged the idea of exploring the possibility of presenting a submission to the UNIC4ER Seed Fund as one possibility to support a UNIC collaboration.

From Cork they have captured a small snapshot of the discussions in the Padlet here:


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