Behind Closed Doors was a conference day on domestic abuse by students for students!
The day was organised by the University of Lincoln, School of Health & Social Care, and involved participation from a range of different areas including Social Work, Nursing and Criminology students.
The aim of the conference day was to provide the student participants with a further knowledge of domestic abuse both nationally and locally; to provide information, debate and resources. The conference achieved in its goal to challenge misconceptions about domestic abuse, and to further raise awareness about the topic.
The day was made up of several different workshops in the morning and afternoon, and they looked at the many different aspects and dimensions involved within domestic abuse.
Some of which included: Violence, Emotional abuse, Psychological abuse, Female genital mutilation, Digital abuse, and aspects of Law. These topics covered female domestic abuse, male domestic abuse, domestic abuse in same sex relationships, and the impact of domestic abuse on children.
There were two keynote speakers on the day, Julie Bindel and Amanda Farquhar. Both speakers arrived with a huge wealth of knowledge and experience and gave a great insight and perspective about the topic.