Ryan Hart

co-founder CoCoAwareness

Ryan Hart, and his brother Luke Hart, share their family’s story of coercive control and domestic homicide. In 2017 they released their book Remembered Forever: Our family's devastating story of domestic abuse and murder and set up their organisation CoCoAwareness to increase the awareness of coercive control. So far, their work has taken them to over 13 countries and they have trained tens of thousands of professionals in identifying, understanding, and ending domestic abuse.

They are White Ribbon Ambassadors and Refuge Champions speaking out against male violence towards women and children. They have also worked with the charity Level Up to produce and advocate for the acceptance of domestic homicide reporting guidelines and have received a number of awards for their work in raising awareness – including the Lincolnshire Police Outstanding Contribution to Public Service 2018/2019, BBC Inspirations 2020 award and the Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers of 2020.

For further information on Ryan's family history, see the 17 June 2017 Guardian article entitled 'We didn’t recognise that he was dangerous’: our father killed our mother and sister.

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