Dignity 2018

Datum: 28 september 201830 september 2018

Unizon och Centre for Response-Based Practice welcomes you to the international conference Dignity 2018!

Date: 28th - 30th of September
Location: Elite Hotel Marina, Saltsjöqvarns kaj 25, Stockholm, Sweden
Registration: via http://dignity2018.axacoair.com/ Final date September 21th
Conference fee: 3000 SEK, including lunch and coffee, no accomodation included

The international conference Dignity 2018 celebrates the unending desire for dignity and justice evident in resistance to violence and other forms of injustice. We bring together practitioners, activists, and academics from Canada, New Zeeland, Australia, Kenya and Sweden with a common interest in improving social responses to all forms of violence and oppression, with a focus on genderbased and colonial violence.

Topics include: Men’s violence against women and children, and how women resist violence. How children and youth resist violence. Porn-violence and how the porn industry has hijacked our sexuality. Controlled eating as resistance to violence. The connection between violence and language. Dignity-driven child protection practice. Honouring resistance in women’s shelters. Resistance to colonial violence against Sami and other Indigenous peoples. The colonial core of mental health practice. Individual and collective resistance.


Demystifying Dignity
Linda Coates, PhD Shelly Bonnah, PhD, and Allan Wade, PhD, Centre for Response-Based Practice, Canada

Sexualized violence and Men´s Accountability
Olga Persson, Secretary-General, Unizon, Sweden, and Peter Söderström, Co-founder Another development foundation, Sweden

Harm Reduction as Dignity-Driven Practice
Vikki Reynolds, PhD RCC activist/therapist, professor, Canada

Our Modern History of Mens Violence Against Women Seen Through # Metoo Eyes
Hanna Olsson, psychotherapist, author, honorary Doctorate at University of Umeå, Sweden

The ’sex industry’: nothing to do with sex, everything to do with violence and vulnerability
Anna Sander, co-founder of Talita, Josephine Appelqvist, co-founder of Talita, and Meghan Donevan, project initiator and manager of Reality Check, Talita, Sweden

Extractive Violence on Indigenous Country: Sami and Aboriginal views on conflicts with extractive industries.
Kristina Sehlin MacNeil, Postdoctoral Researcher, Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Reseach, University of Umeå, Sweden

Indigenous responses to violence and state racism
Cathy Richardson, PhD, Canada, Ellacarin Blind, project leader at Swedish Sami National Association, Sweden, Donny Rikki, Maori psychotherapist of Ngapuhi and Ngati Paoa descent, New Zeeland, Ann Maje Raider, Executive
Director of Liard Aboriginal Women's Society, Canada

Social Responses to Women in Australia
Angela Hartwig, CEO, Women’s Council for Domestic & Family Violence Services, Western Australia

Mana & Mamatowisiwin: Maori and Metis Womens' responses to structural and gender violence
Cathy Richardson, PhD, and Donny Rikki, Maori psychotherapist of Ngapuhi and Ngati Paoa descent

Same old Story
Linda Coates, PhD, and Allan Wade, PhD, Centre for Response-Based Practice, Canada