Fri, 12 May|
Live Radio With Andrea Aviet
Summoning the courage to escape her controlling husband when she feared for the safety of her two young children.
Time & Location
12 May, 19:00
About the event
Andrea Aviet was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours List 2019 for her campaign against domestic violence and abuse. As an author, inspirational speaker and media producer, Andrea is determined to help women around the world by sharing her story and experience through all means possible.
Andrea raised the profile of coercive control through self-financing and publishing a book in 2016 about her experiences: White Sorrow charts her journey from a dream wedding that descended into a nightmare marriage of starvation and mental torture, only summoning the courage to escape her controlling husband when she feared for the safety of her two young children.
Andrea has received numerous awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award, Fearless Award, Eagle Overcomer Award and Inspirational Woman Award. She has also been nominated for the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award Scotland, Forward Ladies (HSBC ) not for profit and social enterprise regional award. She is also LinkedIn Global Goodwill Ambassador for abused woman & children and has a Masters in Political Science (Honours).
Andrea has also spoken at many conferences and events, representing the UK in the Third World conference "World say no to domestic abuse" in Adelaide Australia, World Health Summit Germany, supported family law day in Newcastle (Gordon Brown Solicitors), and worked with Salford University on gender mutilation, to mention a few.