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Professional Learning

Discussing Violence Against Women in the Classroom

Support your students in discussions about violence against women and gender inequality in a safe and sensitive way. This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

December 06, 2022 | 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm GMT


Cost:  Free
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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

The murders of sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman in June 2020, Sarah Everard in March 2021, Sabina Nessa in September 2021, Ashling Murphy in January 2022 and Zara Aleena in June 2022 have ignited national discussion about the endemic nature of violence against women and the fatal impacts of gender inequality. 

It is important to have conversations with students about violence against women, its societal causes, and the events that surround it, but such sensitive conversations are always difficult for teachers to facilitate. 

Join us for a one-hour conversation in which we will provide activities and resources for helping students discuss violence and gender inequality in the classroom in a supported and reflective way, and where there will be the opportunity to share experiences with and learn from other teachers. 

This event is aimed at teachers in the UK.

Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.

4.30pm–5.30pm GMT


Michelle Perkins

Senior Programme Associate   


Michelle Perkins, Senior Programme Associate

Michelle is responsible for our programme activity, training and supporting the teacher network, facilitating CPD workshops and seminars, and delivering educational projects with teachers and students. Michelle has a BA (History), MA (Jewish History and Culture) and PhD from the University of Southampton, where her thesis focused on gender, social welfare and identity during the occupation of France. Prior to her role at Facing History, Michelle has worked in the academic and corporate sectors, as Visiting Lecturer and Tutor at the Universities of Southampton and Westminster, Knowledge Manager at BP, and in research and editorial for companies such as IHS and Procurement Leaders.

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