None In Three Goes Global
The None In Three team join leading experts from the UK and in developing countries across the world are joining forces to tackle some of the most serious global challenges in a new multi-disciplinary research programme launched today. In one of the most ambitious international research programmes ever created, £225 Million has been invested across 37 interdisciplinary projects to address challenges in fields such as health, humanitarian crises, conflict, the environment, the economy, domestic violence, society, and technology. The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research Councils UK Collective Fund is supporting projects in the range of £2 – 8 million over four years. It aims to build upon research knowledge in the UK, and strengthen capacity overseas, to help address challenges, informed by expressed need in the developing countries.
We welcome the announcement in the Queens Speech (21 June 2017), that new legislation is to be introduced to protect victims of domestic violence and abuse - within the first six months of the year, over 30 women in the UK had been murdered at the hands of a partner. Prioritising the needs of victims must be a primary aim of governments and so too, must be addressing the attitudes and practices which perpetuate violence against women (UN CEDAW).
In recognition of the importance of addressing such attitudes while they are being formed, the University of Huddersfield has awarded funding to extend the Ni3 model to the UK. In October 2017, a sister project will be launched at the University to focus on preventing intimate partner violence among young people. This will result in the creation of an educational anti-violence computer game designed to increase GBV awareness and enhance empathy/non-adversarial problem-solving skills among young people. Linked to this, three new PhD scholarships are being made available.