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Conference on gender and social violence

University of Kent

An international conference entitled A gender prospective on social violence will be held in Rome, Italy on Tuesday 21 June.

The conference, organised by the University of Kent, UK and NGO Differenza Donna, is free and open to all. It takes place from 9.30am-5pm at the Casa Internazionale delle Donne, Via della Lungara 19 - 00165 Roma.

Those attending will discuss two main topics: Violence against disabled women (morning session) and Human Trafficking and Organised Crime (afternoon session).

Speakers will include Elisa Ercolani, President of the international NGO Differenza Donna; Giovanni Travaglino, lecturer at the University of Kent; Maria Grazia Passuello, President of the NGO Solider; Cristiana Macchiusi, Italian prosecutor; and Marisa Mosetti, Monica Valletti, Vittoria Bonfanti, and Paola di Nicola (Italian judges). Tiziana Zannini, the Italian Equal Opportunities department will also attend.

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Established in 1965, the University of Kent - the UK's European university - now has almost 20,000 students across campuses or study centres at Canterbury, Medway, Tonbridge, Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome.

It has been ranked: third for overall student satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey; 16th in the Guardian University Guide 2016; 23rd in the Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2016; and 22nd in the Complete University Guide 2015.

In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2015-16, Kent is in the top 10% of the world's leading universities for international outlook and 66th in its table of the most international universities in the world. The THE also ranked the University as 20th in its 'Table of Tables' 2016.

Kent is ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014). It has world-leading research in all subjects and 97% of its research is deemed by the REF to be of international quality.

Along with the universities of East Anglia and Essex, Kent is a member of the Eastern Arc Research Consortium.

The University is worth £0.7 billion to the economy of the south east and supports more than 7,800 jobs in the region. Student off-campus spend contributes £293.3m and 2,532 full-time-equivalent jobs to those totals.

In 2014, Kent received its second Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

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