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Contributing to Policy Debates around Violence Against Women

Posted on 16/04/2013

Drama, Kranlanh District, Cambodia. Source: Katherine Brickell

Dr Katherine Brickell, Lecturer in Human Geography at RHUL has been contributing to policy debates around attempts to reduce violence against women and girls. This has included, among things, providing written evidence to a UK Parliamentary Select Committee on Violence Against Women and reviewing the draft National Action Plan on Violence Against Women in Cambodia for UN Women.

Dr Brickell currently leads a research team in Cambodia investigating the 2005 Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and the Protection of Victims. The research focuses on women's and men's knowledge of the law in rural and urban Cambodia, as well as their experiences of domestic violence and their attitudes towards it.

The research is jointly funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID). The research highlights the ideological and practical barriers to justice, and addresses what can be done as a result.

During the March 2013 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) Dr Brickell's work was discussed in a number of UK newspapers, as violence against women and girls was a key theme of the CSW57 meeting. You can see reports in The Guardian and The Telegraph.

Dr Brickell is also supervising PhD student, Mary Cobbett on a project entitled 'Empowering Girls to Claim Rights? Non-formal education and the stop the violence campaign in Kenya.' This project is funded by the ESRC and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).


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