Call for UK Evidence on Policy & Practice Responses to Domestic Abuse Under Covid-19

Photograph of woman looking sad/worried sitting on a couch with toys scattered across floor.

DAHLIA-19 is an international research study exploring domestic abuse policy and practice for survivors, children and perpetrators during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, Ireland, South Africa and Australia. Dr Claire Houghton (RTC) and Dr Franziska Meinck (RTC affiliate) are co-investigators for the UK study and are in the process of recruiting a Research Fellow to map policy in Scotland.

They are also connecting with researchers conducting domestic abuse research at this time and would like to hear about any domestic abuse practice and policy interventions and strategies that have been introduced under Covid-19.

Visit the DAHLIA-19 website to find out how you can contribute .


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