The Conference will be translated simultaneously in both English and Swedish

International Conference 

Violence, Honour and Revolution: Towards Alternative Gender Equality Futures

26-27 April 2016 - Örebro University, Sweden


The international conference will be dedicated to violence, honour, and the hope for gender equality futures free from violence and oppression. The event is set to last for two days and explore a range of methods and strategies to achieve gender equality futures by transcending the gaps between research, policy and practice and placing activism at the center of events. In order to discuss the ever so pressing issues and concepts of violence against woman and honour, a number of tools for knowledge transfer will be used: traditional academic lectures, experienced based testimonials, moderated plenary discussion, practice research, film-making and participatory workshops lead by a team of academics and activists.

The goal of the conference is to create a forum for bringing together activists, NGOs, politicians and academia to share their experiences in the above mentioned areas. Guests of honour will be dr Nawal El Saadawi and Buthina Canaan Khoury.

The conference is taking place within the project “Preventing Honour-Related Violence by Education and Dialogue through Immigrant NGOs ('FATIMA')” funded by the DAPHNE programme of the European Commission. FATIMA is focused on capacity-building of ethnic minority NGOs to be active stakeholder in HRV prevention through community work. The training material is based on European Convention on Human Rights, Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and UN Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women to stimulate behavioral changes in the communities.