Center for Research on Violence Against Women

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    151 Washington Avenue Bowman Hall, Room 151

    40506 Lexington

    United States

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About Us

The UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women is committed to advancing research into the clinical, legal, cultural and other complexities presented by intimate partner violence, rape, stalking and related crimes against women. Its mission also includes preparing students to address violence against women as academicians and scholars and as providers in the health, mental health, social welfare and criminal justice systems. The Center is dedicated to enhancing the welfare and safety of those women impacted by violence by promoting and enhancing research and extending the reach of the university through research in the public arena.

Our primary objectives include:

• Contribute to the national research agenda on violence against women

• Create a progressive research agenda for the Center for Research on Violence Against Women

• Expand and support interdisciplinary research at the University of Kentucky

• Expand research opportunities for graduate and professional students

• Conduct research that can be translated into the practice of criminal justice, health and mental health and other professionals and advocates

• Promote collaboration among researchers, advocates and practitioners

• Improve the safety and well‐being of UK women through research endeavors

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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