SIM Ep 816 Chops 241: Jo Todd and the need for Respect

Jo Todd has worked in the domestic abuse sector for more than 30 years, so she really knows her shit. For the past 22 years, she’s been CEO of Respect UK, a pioneering domestic abuse organisation, developing safe, effective work with  perpetrators, male victims and young people who use violence.

In this week’s Chops, she chats to our Mick about what safe, effective work with perpetrators looks like and why it’s vital in the prevention of domestic violence moving forwards. They also talk about the unhelpful narratives around domestic abusers in the media and in everyday life, why domestic violence is absolutely not a gender neutral issue, and how we all need to be involved in the huge societal shift needed to tackle it. is a wealth of information and resources, and if anything Jo and Mick talk about resonates with you or someone you know, you can contact the National Domestic Abuse Helpline 24/7 on 0808 2000 247 or online at

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