Title Calls for public awareness campaign on coercive control Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Irish News Media type Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 11/06/21 Description THERE 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/Author SUZANNE MCGONAGLE URL https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2021/06/11/news/calls-for-public-awareness-campaign-on-coercive-control-2351139/ Persons Susan Lagdon, Julie-Ann Jordan, Ciaran Shannon, Mark Tully, Cherie Armour