Law Reform

UK

Post separation abuse

Great news! The UK Government has announced that post separation abuse will be a criminal offence (March 2020).

See article here

 

Together with Surviving Economic Abuse I argued that, without this recognition, women were #StillNotSafe. Thank you to Nicola Sharp-Jeffs (@SEAResource) for the most fantastic campaign, to Marisa Bate (@marisajbate) for her excellent piece in the i and David Challen (@david_challen) for his Times edit.

 

Our amendment was well supported in the House of Lords – thank you to Baroness Hayman, Viscount Goschen and Baroness Bertin among others for their tireless efforts. A great reference to the campaign by Baroness Hayman is below (original clip here).

 

Interview with Sarah Gorrell on BBC Radio Sussex, 9 March 2021

BBC Radio Sussex
00:00 / 16:23

'Walking on Eggshells'

Pleased to be one of the academic experts interviewed for this important new documentary 'Walking on Eggshells', co-created by Rosie Jarvis and Annie La Vespa.

Australia

It was a privilege to be invited to take part in the NSW Joint Select Committee Review on whether or not to criminalise coercive control in NSW. The report I did with Evan Stark has been published by the Joint Select Committee can be viewed here. We said yes! Do it. And explained why. Now we watch and wait.

Australia

Australia is considering coercive control laws see my interview with Seven News.