Action on human rights violations CAHRV

  • Hearn, Jeff (Project manager, academic)
  • Jyrkinen, Marjut (Project participant)

Project: Externally funded project

Project Details


The Co-ordination Action on Human Rights Violation (CAHRV) has selected interpersonal violence as its main theme. Violence against women is recognized as a serious challenge to democracy and social cohesion; this awareness now needs to be extended to the victimisation of men, children, elders or socially vulnerable groups. Each act of violence may generate a cascade of further problems. Undeterred victimisation detracts from other basic human rights. CAHRV opens up new perspectives by integrating research across gender and generational divisions, connecting these with aspects of citizenship and governance, including security, civic participation, knowledge-based society and work. There are four sub-networks: 1. identifying and profiling victims; 2. developing methodological frameworks in doing Europe-wide, comparative and transnational research; 3. addressing human rights violations; 4. protective environmental factors. Each examines when policies and interventions are effective and what context variables need to be considered for transfer. CAHRV will contribute to a distinctively European voice in the global discussion of human rights in everyday life. Hanken is the research leader responsible for the Sub-network 2 focusing on methodological issues. Collaboration partners: Universitat de Valencia (Spain), Stockholms universitet (Sweden), University of Sunderland (UK), Dissens EV (Germany), Goetheborgs universitet (Sweden), Universitaet Bielefeld (Germany), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (the Netherlands), Masarykova Univerzita V Brne (Chech Republic), Latvijas Universitate (Latvia), Social Insight GmbH Forschung, Evaluation, Beratung (Swittzerland), Lancaster University (UK), London Metropolitan University (UK), Aalborg universitet (Denmark), Institut National D'Etudes Demographiques (France), The University of Warwick (UK), Szkola Wyzsza Psychologii Spolecznej (Poland), Universitet Warzawski (Poland), Verein Autonome Osterreichische Frauenhaeuser (Austria), Arbeidsforskningsinstituttet (Norway)
Effective start/end date01.05.200430.05.2007


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