CWASU Child And Woman Abuse Studies Unit


Welcome to the Child & Woman Abuse Studies website

The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Metropolitan University is recognised as a centre of excellence, with an international reputation for research, evaluation, training and consultancy. Established in 1987, we have over two decades of experience in conducting independent feminist research that creates useful knowledge for policy makers, practitioners, survivors, supporters and activists. CWASU is the only research unit in Europe that integrates a focus on all forms of violence against women and child abuse. We have been at the forefront of developing innovative methodologies, and continue to explore new ways of creating and analysing knowledge.

CWASU has a vibrant post-graduate culture, running the first MA in Woman and Child Abuse in Europe, and having 10 PhD students. We have also welcomed post-doc visiting researchers from Europe, Latin America and Central Asia.



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Summer Semester 2014: 6-day course


Start: 1st May


Recent CWASU events - click on the link below for a video recording

What did and does radical feminism have to say? Celebrating 30 years of Trouble and Strife


Dr Maddy Coy's chapter on Children, Childhood and Sexualised Popular Culture Chapter from Jim Wild's new book 'Exploiting Childhood'. A production error has led to the wrong version of the chapter being printed in the book. You can download the correct version for free here.