How did the COVID-19 lockdown impact domestic abuse in London, UK?

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Camille Stengel

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This video summarises a small research study conducted in London, UK during the first COVID lockdown of 2020. Researchers at Justice Studio collaborated with Solace Women’s Aid and Dr Camille Stengel (University of Greenwich). The research aimed to understand how the lockdown impacted both victims of domestic abuse and the charity workers responding to victims’ needs.

Video funded by the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences Early Career Researcher Network at the University of Greenwich.

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Solace Women’s Aid is the leading violence against women and girls (VAWG) organization in London. Our aim is to work to prevent violence and abuse as well as providing services to meet the needs of survivors particularly women and girls. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse. The need for our services is even more vital during this difficult time.

Justice Studio is a compassionate consultancy and research organization specialized in social justice. We are at the vanguard of an alternative consultancy model motivated by empathy. We champion the voices of those in society who are most disadvantaged and unheard, such as children, adults at risk, offenders, and communities affected by migration, conflict, or unequal power relations.

Dr. Camille Stengel is a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Greenwich in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She has a decade of experience conducting research with and advocating for the rights of vulnerable and marginalized populations involved in the criminal justice system, with a focus on gender.

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