Violence Against Women and Girls at Home: Domestic Abuse and the Pandemic


Dr Camille Stengel was joined by her research partners to discuss domestic abuse and the pandemic. Watch the video and access our resources from the fifth event in our Gender Based Violence series.

Dr Camille Stengel was joined by Justice Studio’s Director Marianne Moore, Southall Black Sisters’ Director Pragna Patel, and a Rebecca Goshawk from Solace Women’s Aid to discuss domestic abuse and the impact the pandemic has had on Gender Based Violence. The speakers will share some research findings from their London-based study conducted over the first 2020 lockdown, and reflect on the larger implications of these findings for their own work.

Watch the Session Recording

Domestic Abuse, Structural Inequality and Lockdown

Find out more about the group's research by watching this animated video, which summarises the full research report, and read a review of the session and the research from University of Greenwich student Lidia Stoica, MSc Criminology and Criminal Psychology.

About the Speakers

Rebecca Goshawk is from Solace Women’s Aid, a leading violence against women and girls (VAWG) organisation in London, with over 45 years’ experience working with survivors of all forms of violence and abuse. Their aim is to work to prevent violence and abuse as well as provide services to meet the needs of survivors particularly women and girls. To support Solace’s work, please visit their website.

Pragna Patel is the founder and Director of Southall Black Sisters Centre (SBS). SBS is a multi-award-winning women’s organisation founded in 1979 to address the needs of black and minority women experiencing gender violence. Pragna is also a co-founder of Women Against Fundamentalism. In May 2020, Solace and SBS partnered to set up and run an emergency covid refuge, with SBS providing specialist support for women with no recourse to public funds. The project continues to run at a smaller scale until June 2021. To support SBS’ work, please visit their website.

Marianne Moore is the Managing Director and Chair at Justice Studio, a compassionate consultancy and research organisation specialised in social justice. As a consultant specialised in women’s rights, Marianne has worked for a variety of clients including the UK Government, bodies such as UNICEF and the Council of Europe, and UK and international not for profit organisations.

Dr Camille Stengel is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (FLAS) at the University of Greenwich. Camille is a member of the Women’s Network and the FLAS Early Career Researchers Network and is a founding member of the Gender Deviance and Society Research Group and the Criminal Justice Collective Research Unit.

Find out more about Gender Based Violence

Gender-Based violence refers to harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. It is rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful norms. You can read more about Gender Based Violence from the Women's Staff Network.

About the Women's Staff Network

The Women's Network represents Academic and Professional Services staff and welcomes everyone who identifies as a woman. We want the voices of all women to be heard; intersectionality is woven into our network. If you would like to get involved, please do so via the Women's Network webpage, you can either Join our Team or Contact Us from the home page.