CRIME AND FEAR IN PUBLIC PLACES A CONFERENCE ON THE INDIVIDUAL’S RIGHT TO SAFE PUBLIC PLACES

This interdisciplinary forum offers 2 days of discussions about the individual’s right to safe public places in national and international contexts.
The first day of the conference will focus on trends and patterns in country-specific structures and ‘infrastructures’ that deal with victimisation and lack of safety. On the second day, the debate turns to questions about what is needed to promote change. The focus will be on research and policies aimed at improving individual mobility and at promoting safe urban public places.
This event appeals to both academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. The conference offers examples of state-of-the-art research and crime prevention practices from Europe, the UK, the USA, Africa, South America and Australia.

Tid: On 2018-10-17 kl 09.00 - To 2018-10-18 kl 17.00

Plats: D1, Lindstedtsvägen 17

Kontakt:

Registration:

www.sakraplatser.abe.kth.se/en/2018/03/03/crime-and-fear-in-public-places-a-conference-on-in

Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are everyday occurrences for women and girls around the world….It reduces their ability to participate in school, work and public life. Although violence in the private domain is now widely recognized as a human rights violation, violence against women and girls in public places still remains a largely neglected issue. (UN Women, 2017)

This illustrates that fear and victimisation in public places are complex subjects that cannot be fully described through gender-neutral perspectives. Therefore, in this conference we examine victimisation and fear through an intersectional lens, considering issues of gender, age, physical and psychological abilities, socio-economic status, religion, and ethnic belonging. An individual’s right to safe public places is also highly dependent on society’s norms and structures that either promote or limit one’s freedom to move around without hinderance or fear.

Therefore, the first day of the conference will focus on trends and patterns in country-specific structures and ‘infrastructures’ that deal with victimisation and lack of safety. On the second day, the debate turns to questions about what is needed to promote change. The focus will be on research and policies aimed at improving individual mobility and at promoting safe urban public places.

This interdisciplinary forum offers 2 days of discussions about the individual’s right to safe public places in national and international contexts. This event appeals to both academics and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. The conference offers examples of state-of-the-art research and crime prevention practices from Europe, the UK, the USA, Africa, South America and Australia.

Biography of keynote speakers
1.Liz Kelly, London Metropolitan University, UK
2.Juma Assiago, The Safer Cities Programme at UN-Habitat
3.Supreet Karanjit Singh, SafeCity Initiative, India
4.Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, University of California Los Angeles, USA
5.Katja Grillner, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
6.Jenny Westerstrand, The National Organisation for Women’s Shelters, Sweden
7.Fionna Gray, Durham University, UK
8.Anna Möller, The Emergency Clinic for Rape Victims, SÖS, Sweden
9.Elisabeth Löfgren, The National Committee For UN Women, Sweden
10.Vania Ceccato, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden-Brazil

“Ida Johansson: Beyond the portray of a victim”

A teaser of the film “EFTER IDA / LIFE AFTER IDA” will be shown the 17th October 2018 with comments by Ida’s mother and Johanna Aust, filmmaker (FlickFilm, Germany)

Don’t miss!
◾Welcome reception on Wednesday, 17th October 2018, 17.30–19.00, at D/LV5, KTH sponsored by KTH’s Centre for a Sustainable Built Environment – CHS.
◾ Presentation of the preliminary results of Transit safety among college students, a global study on students’ safety in 15 cities and 6 continents. Read about this research project here.

Welcome!

Important deadlines
Abstract submission: 1st May to 16th September 2018.
Registration: 1st May to 12th October 2018.

Accommodation
For support in finding accommodation, please contact us at info@sakraplatser.abe.kth.se

Registration: www.sakraplatser.abe.kth.se/en/2018/03/03/crime-and-fear-in-public-places-a-conference-on-in

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