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 11 PhD students. We have also welcomed post-doc visiting researchers from Europe, Latin America and Central Asia.
*NEW* Invitation to Help with Unique Research on Young People and Sexual Consent
We have been commissioned by the Office for the Children's Commissioner to undertake a unique and timely study on how young people understand consent to have sex. If you work with young people (aged 13-18) you can support us by encouraging them to take part in the online survey which is accessible via a research website.
For further details please see here.
*NEW* Sexual Exploitation short course/MA module starting May 2013
See here for further details