CWASU Child And Woman Abuse Studies Unit



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.



Project Mirabal Launch Conferences
Domestic Violence Perpetrators - Changing the Story
Two conferences will be held to mark the end of our research on domestic violence perpetrator programmes.
13th January 2015, Stoke Newington Town Hall
15th January 2015, Durham Town Hall

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CWASU are evaluating the Safe Choices: Reaching Communities project for young women at risk of sexual exploitation. This project is delivered by nia, a specialist organisation who provide services to women, children and young people who have experienced male violence. The full evaluation report is due to be completed in 2015. You can read a briefing paper on interim findings here.


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Sexual Violence: cause, consequences and interventions

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SV short course Spring 2015

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