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Meeting the challenge of child sexual abuse: From critical interrogation to collective activism

09:30 – 13:00, 13th January 2016

Child sexual abuse has always occurred and is always exploitative. Globally, the sexual abuse of children is of epidemic proportions with UNICEF (2013) estimating 223 million children (1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys) experience sexual violence. This MRC Event draws together British and International evidence to interrogate our understanding of the perpetrators who collectively form a determined and predatory force. We demonstrate how our quest for knowledge requires a critical lens as we traverse dominant narratives within virtual and physical plains. We argue that collective activism which seeks to strengthen individuals, families and communities is a key part of the solution.

Confirmed presentations and speakers at this Making Research Count include:

Destabilising child sexual abuse has to be everybody’s business

  • Donna Peach, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Salford

Critical narratives around CSE: race, faith and avoiding essentialism

  • Dr Muzammil Quraishi, Senior Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Salford

Travelling to learn and returning to inspire: from sick kids to SicKids

  • Professor Andrew Rowland, Consultant in paediatric emergency medicine at North Manchester General Hospital, Churchill Fellow

The event will be chaired by Tony Long, Professor of Child and Family Health at the University of Salford.

UPDATE: The presentations from the event are now available to view and download on SlideShare, and include Prof Rowland’s videos from M’Lop Tapang and The NGY Show.

UPDATE: The full film of the event is also available to view through our YouTube channel.