Every three days, women in the UK are murdered by current or former partners. Meanwhile, supposed ‘isolated incidents’ of violence are instead indicative of a wider pattern of abuse and institutionalised misogyny that seems ingrained into British society.

 

In Fix The System, Not The Women, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, Laura Bates, connects the dots between these shocking statistics to reveal a toxic culture that impacts all areas of modern life, from school and the police, to politics and media.

 

Bates will explore this sadly pertinent issue and explain why enough is enough – before sharing her own bold solutions to ending violence against women.

About The Speaker

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Laura Bates

Laura Bates studied English at Cambridge University and went on to be a freelance journalist. She has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the NewStatesman, Red Magazine and Grazia among others. She is also contributor atWomen Under Siege, a New-York based organisation working to combat the use of sexual violence as a tool of war in conflict zones worldwide. She is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project.