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  • 16 Dec 2020

    Short Course in Sexual Violence this February

    Join us for our 6 day short course on Sexual Violence this coming February. The course will focus on forms of sexual violence in childhood and adulthood, exploring topics including: incidenceprevalence and reportingtheoretical and explanatory frameworksimpacts and meaning for victims/survivorspersistence and change with respect to legal frameworksthe justice system and

  • 16 Jul 2020

    Short Course in Violence Against Women

    This course will introduce you to research on multiple forms of violence. It will cover different types of violence against women, as well as its prevalence and consequences. This will include research on intimate partner violence, rape and sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation (FGM) and crimes

  • 28 May 2019

    Short Course: ​Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People

    Due to COVID-19 this short course will be delivered virtually.  This course focuses on the sexual exploitation of children and young people in the UK and global contexts. Sessions cover: definitions and framings, methodological and ethical challenges of researching sexual exploitation, evidence and prevalence, abusers and coercers, policy and legislative approaches, and promising

  • 24 Apr 2018

    Contributing to the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse

    London Met’s Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit has published a report looking into prior historical discussions surrounding child sexual abuse.

MA in Woman and Child Abuse

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This course will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in woman and child abuse studies, including theory, research, policy and practice.

Short Course: ​Sexual Exploitation of Children and Young People

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Reflecting the work of CWASU, our short courses focus on what we know about the different forms of abuse.