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Place, poverty and the role of sexual violence - power in short supply

October 17, 2019

Most sexual violence is hidden and most victim/survivors remain silent.

May 9, 2019

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October 17, 2019

Geography and place can dictate how much sexual bullying there is.  We know that poorer areas have much higher rates of ill health and poorer sexual health plus more intimate partner violence. 

Places of greater poverty or as people living in deprived areas of...

May 9, 2019

The World Health Organisation estimates that 1 in 3 women experience physical/sexual violence during their lifetimes but these rates vary across countries, cultures, ethnicity, age, gender and sexual identity. What does not vary is that the majority do not report it....

March 18, 2019

How are we taking a ‘whole university’ approach to sexual violence and abuse at UWE through prevention, support, and intervention. 

We (myself, Prof Kieran McCartan, Dr Zoe Thomas) have worked across the University and local community agencies, keeping student and victi...

February 28, 2019

When we take a 'public health' approach to the evidence about  the link between porn and sexual violence, we find a large evidence base to show a range of harms beyond 'consume=rape'. The use of this simplified cause effect model to argue the harmlessness of pornograph...

December 22, 2018

The Children’s Commissioner for England rapid evidence assessment was starkly entitled - ‘Basically..porn is everywhere’. We know that through increased internet and mobile phone usage, pornography is easily available to at a younger age.   Research show significant nu...

October 5, 2018

Women reporting their experiences of #MeToo show us that sexual harassment does not happened in one place. The problem with focusing on one-off episodes or incidents is that we miss the bigger picture of continuous, normalised and cumulative sexual bullying across the...

July 5, 2018

We should aim for a society that allows young people to choose a life, not constrained by artificial gender stereotypes and free from gender driven policing – girls not defined in sexual currency, men free to nurture.

#MeToo is everywhere – how much is there and what is...

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