DescriptionOn 15th November 2022, Northumbria Law School hosted an online event ‘Gender Based Violence: Reflections on the world envisaged in “After Dark” by Jayne Cowie’ funded by the Society of Legal Scholars Small Projects and Events Fund. This event was attended by academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students from the UK and Ireland, legal practitioners, and professionals working with survivors of domestic abuse. The day commenced with questions to the author of ‘After Dark,’ a novel which describes a radical alternative future where: men are subject to curfew; couples must engage in counselling before cohabiting; an ‘escape fund’ enabling women to leave an abusive relationship is normal; and domestic abuse is a core topic on the curriculum. Keynote papers considered the ‘right to a male curfew’, responsibility and accountability for male-perpetrated violence, and how men and boys can be empowered to become vehicles for change. In the afternoon panel sessions, delegates enjoyed six further presentations exploring how law and society does and should respond to GBV.
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