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Child Sexual Abuse
Objectives and Purpose
These five points form the basis of all work undertaken in CWASU.
(i) To work from, and extend, a feminist perspective, which recognises the complexities of, and interactions between gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality and disability.
(ii) To explore the connections between various forms of assault and abuse experienced by children and women, their short and long term consequences, and how the public, the media, government and agencies respond.
(iii) To conduct independent research which creates useful knowledge for policy makers, practitioners, survivors, supporters and activists.
(iv) To develop training programmes, provide consultancy, enhance networking, and disseminate our work in spoken and written forms.
(v) Through all of these activities to be part of a national and international network that, in the short term advocates for sanctuary for children and women who have been victimised and sanctions for perpetrators, and in the longer term seeks to eradicate violence and abuse.
Other sections in the website provide details of the research projects we have completed, our current work, publications, training and consultancy and selected conference papers. The rest of the 'About Us' section continues a discussion of the overall contribution and perspective of CWASU.