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Dr Christine Harrison travels to Engus, Nigeria for #PressforProgress, International Women's Day Event

One of CLL’s Associate Professors and member of the Centre for the Study of Safety and WellBeing (SWELL) will be travelling to Enuba, Nigeria for a conference organised to mark International Women’s Day on March 7, which aims to challenge domestic violence and abuse. Dr Christine Harrison, who has co-ordinated and taught child care and child protection social work for the last 25 years, will join other key speakers at the event organised by non-governmental women’s empowerment organisation, Power to Choose together with the Nchekwa Oha Advocay Foundation.

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The focus of #Pressforprogress is to aid all relevant legislation available in many different African countries (with particular emphasis on Nigeria) in ending domestic abuse on children. Power to Choose Nigeria and Nchekwa Oha has proposed to give the #PressforProgress event a specific theme this year: The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children within the African Family Unit.

The theme is aimed to help develop an understanding of the social welfare structure in African nations, so further support can be implemented in supporting children who are victims of social abuse. The event proposes to articulate the problem, identify the solution and discover ways to implement this solution so it is sustainable and measurable of success.

Dr Christine Harrison will additionally be visiting several African tribes and women’s groups to speak with leaders of the groups towards her research and work.

The event, which falls on International Women’s Day, will see the Christine presenting alongside eight other key speakers from a range of organisations and backgrounds. Her most recent work has focused on domestic violence and child contact, with an element of focus being drawn towards the communication technologies being used to abuse women and children. She is also a member of an international research group related to child homicide and previously a research member of the Coordination of Action on Human Rights Violations (CAHRV).

For more information on the PressforProgress event please visit, their website.

Christine also teaches on our MA Social Work degree, for more information - visit our course page

Tue 06 Mar 2018, 12:48 | Tags: CLL SWELL University event Africa pressforprogress Women Nigeria