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Coercive Control in the Digital Age

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost: £50 per statutory sector delegate/£35 per voluntary sector delegate

This workshop will look at coercive control in the digital age, focusing on issues such as “sexploitation”, doxxing, so called “revenge porn” and tracking. In this session participants will have the opportunity to look at different tools that may be used by perpetrators, and reflect on community responses to tackling and preventing this form of abuse.

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Have a better understanding of tech abuse
  • Have increased knowledge of how digital technology can be used for good in preventing and tackling abuse
  • Have more confidence in developing responses to tech abuse

The facilitator: Ellie Hutchinson founded The Empower Project in 2017 in response to the need to have a specific feminist group looking at tech abuse and the impact of digital technology on sex and relationships. She was involved in changes to legislation around image abuse established Hollaback Edinburgh and co-founded Edinburgh Feminist Network. She is the author of the recently published work “Gender Based Violence in University Communities: A Practitioner Perspective” looking at the triumphs and challenges of embedding bystander approaches within higher education. She is passionate about participation, young people, feminism, revolutionary change and sequins. She is a mum of two absolute W I L D children and lives in Edinburgh.



December 3
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Scottish Women’s Aid
0131 226 6606


Scottish Women’s Aid
2nd Floor, Rose Street
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH2 3JD United Kingdom
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We offer a wide range of training opportunities, drawing nearly 40 years’ experience of working with women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse. We offer specific training to our members, local women’s aid groups, as well as offering learning opportunities for practitioners and policy makers. 

We can provide training on a commissioned basis, tailored to your organisation. For further information contact Nel Whiting.

Download the latest training programme and information leaflet here.

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Training Administrator, Scottish Women’s Aid, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JD or email to

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Cancellation Policy

Full price cost for non-attendance and cancellation within 24 hours. Conferences and other events may have different cancellation policies – please check the booking form for details.