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The following is part of our project “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund.
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When

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
10 AM Pacific Time

Summary
Sexual violence against older women is increasingly being placed on the research agenda after decades of silence. While the growing body of research on this topic is welcome, it remains an under-researched and difficult to research field. In particular, we know very little about current justice responses to the sexual violence of older women, or the justice ‘needs’ or interests of older women themselves. In this presentation, Bianca Fileborn will  examine recent research on sexual violence against older women and highlight the unique aspects of older women’s experiences. We will consider ‘what we know’ about current criminal justice responses to sexual violence against older women, and examine some of the complexities surrounding access to justice for older women. Finally, we'll ask what justice might ‘look like’ in response to sexual violence against older women, and present an agenda for moving forward towards developing inclusive, victim-centred justice responses.

 

About the presenterbianca fileborn 516
Dr Bianca Fileborn is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney, Australia. Her work examines intersections of identity, space/place, culture and sexual violence. Dr Fileborn’s recent and current work has focused on the sexual assault of older women, justice responses to sexual violence, street harassment, and sexual violence in licensed venues and music festivals. Her recent publications include the co-authored chapter ‘Sexual assault of older women: breaking the silence’, featured in the edited collection Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People published by Routledge in 2017.


Staff profile: https://socialsciences.arts.unsw.edu.au/about-us/people/bianca-fileborn/
Twitter: @snappyalligator

This webinar is part of our project  “Increasing Access to Justice for Older Adult Victims of Sexual Assault: A Capacity Building Approach”, funded by the Justice Canada Victims Fund