In collaboration with Democratic Education Network, the Centre for the Study of Democracy is pleased to organise a discussion on the subject of combating violence against women with Katja Iversen, President/CEO of Women Deliver.

For decades, millions of women and girls have lived on the margins, at risk of violence and starved of the resources they need to transform their lives. In this increasingly unequal world, it has become apparent that any work to achieve social justice must address the development needs of women and girls. With this in mind, Women Deliver works globally to develop and communicate an investment case for what it will take to meet these needs and advance sustainable development goals. Katja Iversen sits at the helm of this organisation.

About the seminar

This seminar will explore how to end violence against women and girls, women in power driving development, the importance of youth leadership, ideas for research and advice on careers in the field. Katja has extensive experience of working in the United Nations and other bodies and is well versed in development communication. She is a key influencer in her field and will give students and staff a great opportunity to gain insights on emerging trends in achieving gender justice.

How to attend

The event is open to all students and staff in the University of Westminster, as well as members of the public. Send an RSVP to [email protected]


The Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) has a research strand on Identity and political community, with emphasis on gender and sexuality. The analysis of identity and political community is approached from a variety of critical perspectives within CSD, with particular attention to the experience of the marginalised, minoritised, occupied and suppressed. There is a growing focus on studying the intersectionality between gender, sexuality, nationality and other forms of identity as well as the politics of popular culture.