Join Elaine Storkey for an illustrated talk about her new book, Scars Across Humanity.
Thursday 26 November at 6.30pm
Published to coincide with the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November 2015), Scars Across Humanity is a thoroughly documented investigation into the causes of violence against women, past and present.
Global in scope, and addressing the issues as they affect women at every stage of life, this powerful book also offers a probing critique of evolutionary and social-scientific accounts of gender-based violence, and of the role that religion can play, for good or ill, in the struggle against this worldwide problem.
Elaine is a philosopher, sociologist and theologian, who has held posts at the Open University, King’s College, London and the University of Oxford. From 1997 to 2014 she was President of Tearfund, and has been involved in monitoring aid, relief and advocacy work in countries of the Global South. In 2010 she and her husband Alan became founder members of Restored, an organization committed to advocating against violence towards women.