Charity Event – Violence against Women
One woman is killed by a man every three days in the UK – a figure unchanged in a decade. We are facing an epidemic of male violence. Since 2021 Yvonne Roberts has been working on a campaigning series of articles for The Observer about this crisis. She is our guest to discuss and debate violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence. And to ask what can, and must be done, to stop this. This evening coincides with International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and a period of activism connected with that.
Please support in whatever way you can this charity event. All money from tickets and other donations will go to local charities who are working day to day with victims of violence and abuse.
Yvonne Roberts has been an award-winning journalist in television, newspapers, magazine and radio for over fifty years. The former Chief leader writer of The Observer, she has also written several non-fiction and fiction books. After ten years as a foreign news reporter, she has focussed more on investigations, politics, all aspects of social policy and feminism both as a feature writer and a columnist.
Alastair Laurence, who is curating this series, is a freelance documentary film maker who lives near Abergavenny. In recent years Alastair has made films about The Battle of the Somme, a history of British Photography and the poets John Betjeman, Philip Larkin and TS Eliot.