Cambridge City Council is hosting a free conference on Friday 18 November at the Guildhall exploring domestic abuse, which is open to the general public to raise awareness, and please share with your networks.

This event is supported by Cambridge City Council and a free lunch will be available. Booking is essential for catering via Eventbrite:

This conference will mark 25 November – The United Nations International Day of Elimination Violence Against Women, which starts 16 Days of Action to 10 December – Human Rights Day, also White Ribbon Day.

The conference will be opened at 10am by Robert Pollock, Chief Executive of Cambridge City Council

Headline Speaker:

  • Eleni Kazaglis – Economic Abuse Specialist, Surviving Economic Abuse (afternoon session 13:20-14:20) – ‘Recognising and Responding to Economic Abuse’

Other speakers include:

  • Alice Gilderdale, Executive Councillor for Recovery, Employment and Community Safety, Cambridge City Council
  • Gerri Bird, Executive Councillor for Housing, Cambridge City Council
  • Angie Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Women’s Aid
  • Norah Al-Ani MBE, Director, Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre
  • Stef Martinsen-Barker, Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre
  • Nathan Chapman, Housing Services Manager (Support & Performance), Cambridge City Council
  • Heather Wood, Service Manager – Housing Advice and Options, South Cambridgeshire District Council
  • Caroline Bull, Specialist Midwife for Domestic Abuse and Substance Misuse, Rosie Maternity Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sharon Livermore, Director of Kameo Recruitment and Domestic Abuse Campaigner
  • Dave Savill, Detective Inspector, Protecting Vulnerable People, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Ian Lombardo, Safer Streets Inspector, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Dr Mirna Guha, Anglia Ruskin University – Research on domestic violence and Asian Women in the East of England
  • Sam Gomarsall, Cambridge United Community Trust Manager, and White Ribbon Ambassador

Any questions can be sent by email to