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Safe and Inclusive Communities

Safe and Inclusive Communities supports, develops, and promotes research, innovation and impact across a range of areas, including the promotion of minority rights, challenging discrimination and inequalities in relation to health, education and employment (amongst other areas), and understanding and combatting extremism, radicalisation and sexual violence.

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New reports examine safety of young people online and actors on-set

Professor Tanya Horeck of ARU is the lead author of two new reports exploring young people's experiences of technology-facilitated, gender-based violence during COVID-19, and the role of the intimacy coordinator in TV production.

Read the full report on technology-facilitated gender-based violence (PDF) Read the full report on new depictions of sex and consent in UK television culture (PDF)

Research institutes, centres and groups

International Policing and Public Protection Research Institute
Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research
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27 February 2024

Sexual Violence Research Group (SVRG) to host first webinar

Join ARU's SVRG on Thursday 29 February as they launch their new webinar series. In this session, PhD student Abbie Lake and supervisor Dr Theresa Redmond will discuss ways PhD supervisors can support the wellbeing of students undertaking research in sensitive or potentially traumatic areas.

Learn more and register for the first SVRG webinar
25 May 2023

Anwar Akhtar delivers powerful keynote at theme launch

Critically acclaimed British Pakistani writer, journalist, theatre producer and documentary filmmaker Anwar Akhtar delivered a powerful keynote talk at the second Safe and Inclusive Communities launch event at ARU in Chelmsford on 8 March 2023.

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