Our work addressing gender and sexuality incorporates a focus on gender-based violence, sexuality and sexual relationships, and gender sensitive analyses of a range of topics relating to families and relationships. This includes an interest in how families and friendship relationships counteract, resist or are
implicated in sexism and homophobia and their intersections with racism and sectarianism.
In terms of gender-based violence, we work across the life-course, and are interested in violence and disruption in everyday relationships including couple
relationships, parent-child relationships, carer relationships and friendships. Our research also investigates – and contributes to informing – policy and institutional responses to gender-based violence and child abuse.
Publications in this theme
Tackling child sexual abuse by Sarah Nelson. In 2016 Sarah Nelson held two seminars on child sexual abuse ‘Understanding barriers to disclosure of sexual abuse: creating child-centred approaches’ and ‘Community prevention of childhood sexual abuse: a model for practice’.
CRFR Briefing 69: Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: An overview of the current debate
CRFR Briefing 54: Young people’s attitudes about violence
CRFR Briefing 44: Care and support needs of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse 2009
CRFR Briefing 42: After domestic abuse: children’s perspective on contact with fathers
CRFR Briefing 39: Older women and domestic violence in Scotland
Projects in this theme
Feminist governance - Briefing, Feminist Governance Toolkit for Trustees of Women's Aid Groups in Scotland
Football and domestic abuse in England and Scotland