Luke Hart

Country representing

United Kingdom

Languages

English

Education

  • University of Warwick
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Fluid Dynamics (1st)

Current organisation

BP - Digital Innovation Organisation

Current role

Technology Associate

Skills and Expertise

Engineering

Areas of interest

Human Rights

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

Within the community I am active in raising awareness of and addressing societal issues leading to domestic abuse and domestic homicide. I grew up with domestic abuse and just under 2 years ago my brother and I raised enough money to move our mother and sister from our family home. A few days later our father shot our mother and sister before killing himself. My brother and I have raised issues with how the media report on male violence towards women. We have performed a televised interview with the BBC and have told our story in written form through the BBC, Guardian and many other institutions. We have been active in raising the skills of our national services in addressing domestic abuse. We work heavily with Surrey police creating materials to raise awareness and deliver training to police officers and the Crown Prosecution Service on coercive control and domestic abuse. We have also spoken at an NHS event in a similar capacity and will be speaking in Dublin at the Safe World Summit. We work closely with many charities such as Refuge and Women’s Aid, assisting in fund raising, awareness campaigns and delivering speeches. I have been invited to be a trustee on the board a Surrey domestic abuse charity and look forward to contributing my skills to their management. Finally, we are looking to create deeper change by demonstrating positive male role models to younger boys through the Being Mankind project and through our work as White Ribbon Ambassadors speaking out against male violence towards women. We have written a book on our experiences, challenging myths surrounding domestic abuse and encouraging others to speak up; we hope to publish this late 2018.