Human Rights Project – Violence Against Women Initiative

The first initiative of Strathclyde Law School’s newly established Human Rights Project was to form part of research coordinated by the CARR centre at Harvard University involving universities from six countries. The Human Rights Project is a joint initiative of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law and Strathclyde Law Clinic.

The research initiative on Violence Against Women examines the legal and implementation gaps in the global framework on Violence Against Women. The Strathclyde research group members were Holly Brannan, Seonaid Cavanagh, Rachel Conway, Jennifer Glinksi, Sheeba Kiran, Jennifer Martinez-Sillars, Lynsey Mitchell and Edna Okine and were supervised by Professor Jane Scoular and Dr Elaine Webster.

The group was tasked with researching and writing a report on the current state of Scottish legislation and policies on Violence Against Women and to examine the impact of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Over four months the students researched Scottish policies and legislation, interviewed an array of professionals who work with violence against women and tried to examine the impact that the CEDAW Convention has had on decision-making in Scotland.

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For more information on this research, or on the Human Rights Project, contact Dr Elaine Webster.