Janaki Women Awareness Society



This research was carried out to understand the ways in which local police, in historically colonial countries, educate the community on peace and human rights and whether this can facilitate change for marginalised groups safety. This research aimed to improve communication and trust between communities and their local police and prosecution system.


This research comprised of detailed qualitative fieldwork. Specifically, the dialogue between local police and marginalised groups was transcribed and analysed over a 26-month period, providing rich qualitative data. Researchers aimed to evaluate the impact of discussions between the two groups and whether or not either were contributing to fostering sustainable peace and decolonising police and court power over citizens. The research was funded by UKAID and carried out Janaki women awareness society with support from Search for Common Ground.


This research will help to better understand the ways in which charities and support groups can help marginalised communities open up discussions with the local governing bodies and police force, in regard to human rights and access to safety and justice systems. This research can be used by police forces as well as it enables them to collaborate and communicate with locals. The research has also given insight into what sort of assistance may be needed from charities when having these discussions or implementing changes.


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