Coercive Control: Contextualising the Invisible

Exposing the reality of coercive control as a form of Violence Against Women and Girls Register Now

About this event

Date: 05 December 2019
Location: Southwark Campus - Keyworth Centre
Time: 17:30 - 20:00
Price: Free
Telephone: 020 7815 7815
Email: events@lsbu.ac.uk
Organiser: Crime and Justice Research Group, School of Law and Social Sciences and the School of Health and Social Care, LSBU

Coercive and controlling behaviour is a form of Violence Against Women and Girls and an offence under s76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015. However, the reality is this behaviour often goes unrecognised for what it is. Through raising awareness and understanding we can more confidently expose certain controlling behaviours as abusive. This symposium aims to change conversations around coercive control and domestic abuse, and in doing so contribute to keeping women and children safe.

Reasons to attend this event:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of the features and nature of coercive and controlling behaviour.
  • Contribute to current debates on coercive control as a form of Violence Against Women and Girls.
  • Share ideas and expertise on existing good practice with academics and practitioners from statutory and voluntary sector organisations.
  • Opportunity to join a collaborative network to support an holistic approach to addressing coercive control.

This is the first time LSBU has organised an event to mark 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence. This international campaign runs from November 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, and December 10, International Human Rights Day.

This event is brought to you jointly by the Crime and Justice Research Group, School of Law and Social Sciences and the School of Health and Social Care at LSBU.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Lyndsey Dearlove, Hestia, Head of UK SAYS NO MORE
  • Dr Tirion Havard, Senior Lecturer, LSBU

We will also be hearing first hand from a survivor of coercive control.

The programme for the event will be published as additional speakers are confirmed.

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