REF 2021 Impact Case Study: The Importance of Peer Networks for ending Violence against Women in South Asia: Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal


Description of impact

Professor Tamsin Bradley’s research has made a significant contribution towards the goal of ending violence against women and girls in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal through a three-stage process of increasing awareness, informing programmes and initiatives, and increasing the resilience of women at community level. According to the World Health Organisation around 30% of all women and girls have experienced some form of violence, and in the countries covered by this research, many women have experienced multiple forms of such violence. Violence against women is now acknowledged by sustainable development goal 5, as a global problem that needs urgent attention. Working directly with affected communities, this research has established the value of peer networks for resilience building and helped to bring such groups into existence, which have become part of the strategies of women’s rights organizations, international agencies and local governments.
Impact statusClosed
Impact date20162019


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