Liz Kelly announced as part of the BBCs 100 Women Challenge

Professor Kelly, CBE, was selected to form part of the discussion after being interviewed about her work on violence against women, especially women’s experiences in public space and her work on self-defence

October 16, 2017

As part of the BBC’s 100 Women Challenge, Liz Kelly took part in a series of debates and discussions on 16 October, to explore the concept of safety, especially for women, in public spaces, what changes are needed in order for public space to be a less hostile place for women, and the strategies and campaigns from around the globe.

She said: “At CWASU we have always taken seriously the intimate intrusions so many women experience in public space; this everyday routine abuse means women are rarely free to experience themselves as safe. I am excited to be in conversation with women from other continents to discuss how we can change this.”

The list has been inspired by the BBC 100 Women Challenge.  New for 2017 this is a unique celebration of female talent which sees four teams of women tasked with finding solutions to everyday problems currently affecting female lives across the globe.

Kelly is a recipient of the prestigious CBE in the 2000 New Years Honours, for services to combating violence against women and children.