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GCU lecturer Dr Nancy Lombard to address United Nations on gender-based violence

26 June 2013

The UNs headquarters in Manhattan

The UNs headquarters in Manhattan

GCU lecturer Dr Nancy Lombard is to address the United Nations on primary school-aged children’s attitudes to gender-based violence.

Dr Lombard, a lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy in Glasgow School for Business and Society and a member of the Institute for Society and Social Justice Research, will discuss her research at a series of seminars at the UN’s headquarters in Manhattan, GCU partner Stony Brook University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and New York charity The Children’s Aid Society.

She will also meet academics and practitioners in the field, including leading academic Professor Evan Stark, of Rutgers, to share knowledge and research and help globalise the work of Scotland’s Gender Based Violence Research Network.

Said Dr Lombard: “I am very excited by the opportunity to disseminate the findings of this important research to international centres, academics and practitioners. Gender-based violence is a global phenomenon and is both a cause and consequence of gender inequality. We need to continue to work together to challenge inequalities and to create environments where all forms of violence are no longer tolerated.”

Professor Stark, who developed the concept of coercive control, will speak at GCU in September. Dr Lombard is an Associate Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, which applied to the Leverhulme Trust for a scholarship to fund Professor Stark’s lectures at GCU and in Edinburgh.

- Picture credit: Foreign & Commonwealth Office