Lay and Institutional Knowledges of Domestic Violence Law: Towards Active Citizenship in Rural and Urban Cambodia

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Royal Holloway, University of London
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Domestic violence (DV) is a one of the starkest collective failures of the international community in the 21st century. Although a growing number of laws have been passed to protect women, governments from around the world have struggled to convert promises into prevention.

This timely study concentrates on the 2005 'Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and the Protection of the Victims' in Cambodia.

The research examines why investments are faltering, and how these insights could shape the strategies adopted by programme and policy-makers. Conducted in two provinces, the research uses a quantitative survey of rural and urban households to establish levels of understanding of the 2005 Law and see what associations can be made to different individual, community and societal factors. It also involves filmmaking with local communities and harnesses interviews with key individuals to uncover the range of knowledges and experiences surrounding DV (law).

The study brings together Dr Katherine Brickell at Royal Holloway, University of London; Dr Bunnak Poch at Western University, Phnom Penh; and partner NGO, Gender and Development/Cambodia.

 

Royal Holloway, University of London
Katherine Ann Brickell
Bunnak Poch
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Grant Reference: 
RES-167-25-0674
ES/I033475/1
Project Status: 
Closed
Grant Category: 
Research Grant
Lead Organisation Department: 
Geography
Fund Start Date: 
January 20th, 2012
Fund End Date: 
October 16th, 2015
Fund Currency Code: 
GBP
Fund Value: 
196355
Domestic-violence-law
citizenship
rural
urban
violence-against-women
cultural-violence
womens-rights
critical-consciousness
policy-enculturation
legal-literacy
legal-reform
gendered-violence
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