Parveen Ali

Parveen Ali

I am a Senior Lecturer at University of Sheffield. My research looks at gender based violence and domestic abuse. I also explore inequalities in health related to gender and ethnicity.

Location University of Sheffield


  • Thank you everyone for joining the course and I am looking forward to working with you all

  • We learn to be vigilant from a very young age and then it becomes an unconscious act

  • An important point @Ann-MarieAdeleye that I agree with. I think there could be multiple vulnerabilities and gender among these one of a very obvious one!

  • @AnthonyJamesMurphy and @LaurenW thank you for both of your comments and you see this is the point that gender role are so ingrained in our heads and among people around us that if affects our behavior. Also, what happens in the surrounding, the setting and culture in which we live in!

  • Wow, Thank you Eleanor for a very thorough analysis

  • Thank you ever so much for sharing your thoughts everyone and please keep adding on

  • Did you mean female was perpetrators or victims?

  • Very welcome on this course and I hope that you find this course useful. Please feel to ask questions from me and perhaps from each other too? Please tag me to post, if you want to ask anything from me. This is a request so I can locate the question easily and get back to you.

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    Thank you everyone for commenting and sharing your thoughts. Please keep discussing and asking questions from each other

  • Thank you for very, very useful comment and we have left these scenarios purposely so people have room to think about and explain their point further! Hope this makes sense. And there is no right a wrong answer so every answer or view is helpful. Hope this helps

  • Welcome here

  • Not at equal rates as the number of women is always much higher. The intensity and frequency of abuse experienced by women is much higher too.

  • A very welcome everyone for joining the group. I am looking forward to working with you all

  • Welcome on the course, everyone

  • That's an interesting comment. I never thought like that!

  • This is interesting and I wonder if there is a gender difference at all?

  • Apologies, but will you be able to change it to English language please.

  • Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts. It's very interesting to see that regardless of where people are from, people and women usually find it difficult to walk at night time. Please do keep on sharing your views and talking to each other!

  • Interesting point Dawn. Thank you for sharing and could you elaborate please?

  • It's very interesting. Are you comfortable with both of your sides?

  • Hello everyone,
    My name is Parveen and I am facilitator of this course. Welcome to the module and thank you for contributing and sharing your experiences and thoughts in here. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions if I can help you with anything. Looking forward to working with you all over next few weeks

  • Thank you ever so much for sharing your thoughts and commenting on the course.

  • Thank you for sharing all your experiences. It's very interesting to see that regardless of where women are geographically, their experiences are more or less same!

  • Dear Tania,
    Thank you so much for your very meaningful comment and myself and team are grateful for it. I am glad that you found the course useful and you think it is good in raising awareness about this important issue

  • Wow. This is great and thanks for sharing this. Yes gender does have a role to play in how people react. I also find that most men generally expect women to know nothing about politics, games etc and expect them to have no opinion too. Not sure if you have experienced that?

  • @JenniferC @AngelaB. apologies to barge in, but I am not sure if your comments relate to the this course or are you just sharing your experience? I guess the comments should be relevant to what you are enrolled in. I am just saying it, but I am, by no means, an expert in futurelearn

  • Thank you for sharing your views

  • @JulyanneElisaGodínezRamírez you are very right. Its prevalent all over the world. Which country are you talking about though if you dont mind me asking?

  • Thanks for sharing this @SherryNRN(non-practicing). It must be very frightening and glad that you were safe

  • That's great

  • Wow! You have really summed it up. Media representation of women has changed but I am not sure if it’s getting any better

  • Oh dear. How did you manage with that expectation of remaining birthdays?

  • Hi @LydiaApplegate. Well this is an interesting and a very difficult question as there are many different factors which play a role in here. There is not a single cause that we can pinpoint but an interplay of factors and culture and mental health issues are also included as factor. We will look these factors in coming weeks and it will be interesting to see...

  • Thank you @ShevonMcLeod and I completely agree about need of training. I do hope that you find this useful and looking forward to working with you

  • What do you suggest?

  • @NicoleHallsworth I am so sorry to learn this and can't thank you enough for being so brave to be able to share this and above all to be able to get out of the situation. This is why education in schools is important so kids know what is right and what is not

  • Couldnt agree more

  • oh dear! Sadly, such stories are not common and while these are getting noticed more and there are efforts to tackle these, much more needs to be done for sure. It just makes one wonder, though, if the situation is such as developed countries, what will it be like is developing countries?

  • So you ate saying that figure presented here is under estimating? Well, that is true as estimating the true prevalence of the DVA is just not possible due to underwriting and lack of recognition.

  • A very important you have raised. These stereotypes do not help at all and need to change but the progress is so slow

  • Thank you for joining Rachel and highlighting the need for training. This is exactly what I am working on. Thank you for joining the course and I hope you find it useful.

  • @UdemeAkpan Mine or Jamie's book?