Calls for public awareness campaign on coercive control

Press/Media: Research

Period11 Jun 2021

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  • TitleCalls for public awareness campaign on coercive control
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Irish News
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionTHERE were calls last night for a public awareness campaign on coercive control after a new report found a third of people showed a lack of understanding of the abuse.

    With new legislation making it an offence in Northern Ireland, researchers say it should be accompanied by a campaign focusing on what it means.

    Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse also known as emotional or psychological abuse, indirect abuse or emotional torture.

    In January,the Domestic Abuse and Civil Proceedings Bill passed its final stage in the assembly.

    It recognises coercive control as a criminal offence and brings Northern Ireland in line with England, Scotland and Wales.
    Producer/AuthorSUZANNE MCGONAGLE
    PersonsSusan Lagdon, Julie-Ann Jordan, Ciaran Shannon, Mark Tully, Cherie Armour