Failed by the Family Court Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno, Dr Rima Hussein, & Ruth Dineen

Failed by the Family Court Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno, Dr Rima Hussein, & Ruth Dineen

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‘Swim, swim and die at the beach’: family court and perpetrator induced trauma (CPIT) experiences of mothers in Brazil

‘Swim, swim and die at the beach’: family court and perpetrator induced trauma (CPIT) experiences of mothers in Brazil

New paper health experiences of mothers in Brazil in family court

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From ‘Parental Alienation’ to [Abusers’] Child and Mother Sabotage (CAMS) as a preferable term for how perpetrator fathers intentionally sabotage the child-mother connection

From ‘Parental Alienation’ to [Abusers’] Child and Mother Sabotage (CAMS) as a preferable term for how perpetrator fathers intentionally sabotage the child-mother connection

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Campaign Goals

Campaign Goals

At SHERA we believe there are multiple areas in and around the family courts, which require further immediate attention. We have highlighted these as our key focal points for 2023-2026. Please get in touch with us if you think you can help with these goals.

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Complaints in the family courts and beyond

Complaints in the family courts and beyond

This blog discusses key issues in the complaints processes of our public services, including how to complain.

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SHERA Research featured in BBC documentary and news reports

SHERA Research featured in BBC documentary and news reports

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Croatia prohibits use of so-called 'parental alienation' and related concepts

Croatia prohibits use of so-called 'parental alienation' and related concepts

Croatia prohibit the use of 'parental alienation' pseudoscience against victims of abuse following a letter from GREVIO

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SHERA Training

SHERA Training

Recommendation score: 10/10. "The training was well presented, very engaging and validating what we experience as practitioners working with survivors of domestic abuse." Jewish Women's Aid, 2023.

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May SHERA newsletter 2023

May SHERA newsletter 2023

May newsletter 2023

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Thank you to Reem Alsalem United Nations Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences

Thank you to Reem Alsalem United Nations Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences

A thank you to Reem for her excellent report

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Custody, violence against women and violence against children Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Reem Alsalem

Custody, violence against women and violence against children Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences, Reem Alsalem

We are delighted that our submissions from SHERA members Dr Elizabeth Dalgarno, University of Manchester, Dr Adrienne Barnett, Brunel University, Paola Motosi, CPI Voz Materna and Dr Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, University College London are featured in the latest report from the UNSRVAWG.

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A personal reflection for Ben Kellett

A personal reflection for Ben Kellett

A personal reflection on the harms of femicide and domestic abuse.

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Abused Children: A political 'Hot Potato'

Abused Children: A political 'Hot Potato'

Both the government and the judiciary need to understand that vulnerable children are not a hot potato to dump on the desk of another department. The government must act with urgency to prevent more children being forever harmed by the processes and people intended to protect them.

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SHERA formal statement on so called 'parental alienation': A pseudoscientific and damaging belief system which renders children voiceless

SHERA formal statement on so called 'parental alienation': A pseudoscientific and damaging belief system which renders children voiceless

SHERA formal statement on so called 'parental alienation': A pseudoscientific and damaging belief system which renders children voiceless.

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Free Joan Armatrading

Free Joan Armatrading

Music selected by a victim-survivor mother

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Abuse awareness video

Abuse awareness video

Abuse awareness campaign

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16 days of Activism to end Gender-Based-Violence and the Parental Alienation Hoax

16 days of Activism to end Gender-Based-Violence and the Parental Alienation Hoax

16 days of activism against gender-based-violence and the 'Parental Alienation' hoax legal strategy, used around the world to deny domestic abuse and child abuse of women and children

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SHERA October Newsletter

SHERA October Newsletter

October SHERA Newsletter

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Dangers of pseudoscience 'Parental Alienation' used to silence safe parents (mostly mothers) and children reporting abuse

Dangers of pseudoscience 'Parental Alienation' used to silence safe parents (mostly mothers) and children reporting abuse

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SHERA newsletter Sept 2022

SHERA newsletter Sept 2022

SHERA Newsletter September 2022

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Artwork created by 'A domestic abuse victim mother from Bristol'

Artwork created by 'A domestic abuse victim mother from Bristol'

Artwork created by 'A domestic abuse victim mother from Bristol'

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‘Stolen daughter’ Blue eyeliner pencil on skin 01.06.22 by Her Mum

‘Stolen daughter’ Blue eyeliner pencil on skin 01.06.22 by Her Mum

Exploring grief and trauma in response to domestic violence and family court abuse with the small ritual of replacing this message on my body for my stolen child.

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10th International Festival of Public Health: dedicated to the themes of 'Ending Violence against Women and Children: Time for Change' and 'Urban Health'

10th International Festival of Public Health: dedicated to the themes of 'Ending Violence against Women and Children: Time for Change' and 'Urban Health'

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Arts and Domestic Violence and Family Court

Arts and Domestic Violence and Family Court

This song by Alela Diane has been selected by a survivor mother, which represents her experiences and feelings about fighting for her child in family court.

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Arts and Domestic Abuse / Violence and Family Courts

Arts and Domestic Abuse / Violence and Family Courts

If you are a mother or child who would like to feature your Art relative to your experiences of domestic abuse /violence and family court on our website, please contact us via the 'get in touch' button. We are also interested in hearing from sculptors, painters, singers, poets, actors, dancers or any artists who would like to work with us to enable communication of our project findings via artistic methods as this can be very powerful.

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SHERA Training

SHERA Training

SHERA members offer a range of training resources  

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Pornography, Domestic Violence and the Family Courts

Pornography, Domestic Violence and the Family Courts

Addressing the impact of pornography and domestic violence on mothers and children and how this is considered in family court proceedings.

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