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Nkiru and CrisCongratulations to RCGV member Nkiru Nnawulezi, who on May 8th successfully defended her dissertation study entitled “Linking Organizational Context to Survivor Empowerment: A Mixed Methods Study.”  Her dissertation tested a conceptual model linking program theory, organizational culture, organizational structure, employee behavior, and survivor empowerment. She used a transformative, multi-level, exploratory-sequential mixed-methods design to answer the research questions. She will be presenting her findings at the Third World Conference of Women’s Shelters in November in the Hague, the Netherlands: http://www.worldshelterconference.org with her advisor Cris Sullivan and her community partners The District Alliance for Safe Housing http://dashdc.org

Dr. Nnawulezi will be starting a postdoc at the University of Baltimore Maryland County in July. We are excited to see what she does next!



About RCGV

MSU’s Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence faculty and staff are dedicated to research and outreach initiatives related to ending and preventing gender-based violence and improving the community response to survivors. RCGV faculty are committed to mentoring the next generation of gender-based violence researchers by providing substantial educational and employment opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant and widespread social problem internationally, devastating adults, children, families and societies across the globe. It includes any form of harm that is both a consequence and cause of gender power inequities. It can be physical, psychological, sexual, economic, or sociocultural, and includes but is not limited to sexual abuse, rape, intimate partner abuse, incest, sexual harassment, stalking, femicide, trafficking, gendered hate crimes and dowry abuse. Gender-based violence intersects with race-based, class-based or religiously oppressive forms of abuse, and cross-cuts many other social problems (e.g., poverty, substance abuse, mental and physical health, crime).

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