(Pictured) Vanessa Bettinson of DMU’s Law School and Sarah Hilder of DMU’s Criminal and Community Justice Division were the academic co-hosts of De Montfort University’s colloquium on The LGBT Community and Domestic Violence. Challenges to Prevention, Protection and Intervention, in September 2014.
The day event featured a series of presentations and debate led by leading academics, professionals and campaigners
- Raising awareness of the particular issues experienced by members of the LGBT community in relation to domestic violence and abuse.
- The identification of regulatory and practical implementation challenges in relation to legal and policy provisions and the experiences of domestic violence by the LGBT community.
- An evaluation of the extent to which sexual orientation is legitimately accommodated within legal structures, statutory and community based responses to domestic violence and abuse.
- An exploration of how a proactive dialogue with LGBT community groups on the issue of domestic violence and abuse can be sustained
A discussion of possible frameworks that may be developed to continue research, policy and practice developments in this arena.
For abstracts and further information about this event, see: