CMWR Conference 2023

Sexual Violence in the Military
An International Perspective

13-14 December 2023

The inaugural Centre for Military Women’s Research (CMWR) at Anglia Ruskin University took place at the ARU Cambridge Campus on 13 and 14 December 2023. Presentations from the conference are being added below as they become available.

Presentation by Dr Sanela Dursun

Presentation by Dr Charlotte Herriott

Presentation by Dr Harriet Gray

Presentation by Kate Davies

Presentation by Prof Dominic Murphy

Presentation by Dr Lauren Godier-McBard

NATO workshop (Prof Matt Fossey)

The conference programme was as follows:

Wed 13 December 2023

From 9amRegistration
9.30am – 9.45amIntroduction and housekeeping
9.45am – 10.15amKeynote: Dr Sanela Dursun (international overview and NATO)
10.15am – 10.45amRefreshment break
Morning session: service justice system – in-service experience
10.45am – 11.15amDr Lottie Herriott, ARU
11.15am – 11.45amDr Harriet Gray, York University & Emma Norton, Centre for Military Justice
11.45am – 12.30pmPanel discussion
12.30pm – 1.30pmLunch
Afternoon session: veteran experience
1.30pm – 2pmKeynote: Kate Davies CBE (NHS commissioner)
2pm – 2.30pmProf Dominic Murphy, Head of Research at Combat Stress & WRAC (impact of military culture on mental health)
2.30pm – 3pmDr Lauren Godier-McBard, ARU
3pm – 3.45pmPanel discussion
3.45pm – 4pmConclusion
4pmDrinks reception

Thu 14 December 2023

From 9.30amRefreshments available
10am – 10.15amIntroduction
10.15am – 12.30pmWorkshop sessions
Session 1: Dr Stacey Silins, DOD Canada: How to research the topic
Session 2: NATO panel on Sexual Violence in the Military: panel discussion
Session 3: Salute Her/Forward Assist: how to work with women veterans
12.30pm – 1pmFeedback from workshop sessions
1pm – 1.30pmPlenary and conclusion (Prof Daniel Perkins, Penn State University, USA)
1.30pmLunch and finish