Job description: Director at AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)
Areas of interest: Domestic abusePrior to joining AVA, Davina spent five years at L.B. Islington as the UK’s first local authority Domestic Violence Co-ordinator. From 2000-08, she had responsibility for developing and implementing the London Domestic Violence Strategy for the Mayor of London. Davina has worked in the field of violence against women for over 25 years in a variety of capacities, has published innumerable articles and two book chapters and formerly acted as the Department of Health policy lead on domestic violence as well as being an Associate Tutor at the national police college. Davina has also authored a wide variety of resources for survivors. She is also a Lay Inspector for HMCPSI, acted as the Specialist Adviser to the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into domestic violence (2007/08) and Chairs the Accreditation Panel for Respect. From 2008-09 she was seconded to the Home Office to assist with the development of the first national Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. She is currently a Trustee of Women in Prison. To find out more about AVA, visit their website. Watch a short interview with Davina about why she is supporting this campaign.
Davina James-Hanman's Recent Activity
"This is a very powerful blog post that I think perfectly illustrates both this particular theme and the entire campaign: http://www.survivingprostitutionandaddiction.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/behind-closed-doors-living-in-abusive.html
The author is a wonderful writer and I'd recommend reading the rest of the blog too!"
Reply To: Women involved in prostitution*
"This blog post is very powerful and shows the inter-connectedness between many of the themes in the campaign:
Reply To: Domestic abuse and sexual violence