Upcoming Events

Seminar on Consent to Sex and Relationships for People with Disabilities

Date: 6th September 2017

Venue: Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway

The barriers people with intellectual disabilities face if they wish to have romantic or intimate relationships and issues around consent to sex has been at the centre of numerous advocacy campaigns and law reform efforts in recent years. This seminar will look at how the law has changed in this area recently and what still needs to be done. It will feature a mix of personal stories and legal and policy responses. The seminar should be of interest to students, researchers, people with disabilities, family members, and practitioners in the fields of law, health and social care and many others.

This is a free event but please RSVP via Eventbrite by Friday 1st September as places are limited and refreshments will be provided.

If you have any accessibility requirements please contact Clíona at ercvoices@nuigalway.ie


Final Workshop

Date: 22nd November 2017

Venue: Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway

The VOICES project final workshop will draw together the four core themes of the project – criminal responsibility, contractual capacity, consent to treatment and consent to sex – and feature a mix of personal narratives, art and theoretical perspectives. The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Michael Bach, Managing Director of the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society and his particular area of expertise is in legal capacity of people with intellectual disabilities.

Registration for the event via Eventbrite will open in September 2017 and further details will be circulated as soon as they are available.

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