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Women's Safety is Everyone's Responsibility - #IWD2022

International Women's Day Conference
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Join Dr Loretta Trickett and James Walker for a presentation and discussion of their work on a comic strip to fight misogyny hate crime. This event is part of NTU's International Women's Day 2022 celebrations.

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Join Dr Loretta Trickett and James Walker for a presentation and discussion of their work on a comic strip to fight misogyny hate crime. The web-based cartoon aims to deliver a strong and accessible message about the real impact of harassment on the lives of women and girls in Nottingham city, county and beyond.

The graphic novel-style comic strip, called Changing Minds, was created by language and criminology experts from Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham, including NTU’s Dr Loretta Trickett. Nottingham-based graphic art company, Dawn of the Unread, run by James Walker, produced the comic with artist Kim Thompson. It is available online and as a free download.

Dr Loretta Trickett says:

“This event on International Women’s Day will examine how to address women's safety in public spaces. Our misogyny research has been at the forefront of efforts to highlight the extent, nature, and impact of the gendered harassment that women and girls experience in public spaces. Based on our research with women and men in Nottinghamshire we produced a comic based on testimonies from members of the public.

The comic shows that not all men harass women, but it makes the case for all men to help achieve cultural change by calling out such behaviour and acting as male role models and mentors to help eradicate harassment of women in the longer-term.”

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