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In partnership with Weaving Destination

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Javita Narang is one of the producers and a lead researcher of the documentary on ‘Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse from the Scottish Ethnic Minorities’. In addition, her Doctorate Research focusses on therapeutic interventions with child and adolescent survivors of (CSA) in the UK and India. Prior to her current PhD, she has worked as a support worker and a counsellor with survivors of CSA and human trafficking. She has extensive experience of over 15 years internationally on issues of gender-based violence, human trafficking, and child protection with the voluntary sector, international organizations such as the United Nations, and the corporate sector.

Dr Matthew McVarish is a Scottish activist, actor, writer and survivor. On his project ‘Road to Change’, he walked 10,000 miles, visiting every EU capital on foot to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and successfully encouraged governments and parliaments across Europe to discuss abolishment of their Statute of Limitations on reporting abuse. As an independent advisor, Matthew continues to contribute to discussions of legislative and procedural reforms within the Scottish Government, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

Dr Zoë Chouliara is a clinical academic. She is a Practitioner Counselling and Health Psychologist and Psychotherapist/Counsellor. Zoë is an experienced researcher with a portfolio of publications and funded research in the area of person centred care and vulnerable groups in health care. Her most recent research focuses on person centred models of change and recovering from adversity in vulnerable groups, recovering from childhood abuse. She is the lead author of the Acts of Recovery, the first evidence-based, survivor-centred self-help booklet for survivors of childhood abuse. Zoë has been nominated for an Equal Opportunities Award by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for her work.

Weaving Destination has partnered with Dawn Films to produce a documentary on ‘Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse amongst Scottish Ethnic Communities. Join us for a screening of the documentary followed by a compelling discussion on the issue.

Chair: Javita Narang I Speakers: Mathew McVarish, Dr. Zoe Chouliara

  • Dates and Times Aug 21 at 18:00 
  • Venue St John's Church, Princes St (Venue 127), Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ (Hall at St John's)
  • Ticket Prices £5.00
  • Age Guidance +16
  • Category Conversations

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