Preliminary research in two provinces has found that a lack of implementation of the domestic violence law means that women continue to suffer abuse and more needs to be done to ensure that attitudes change and perpetrators are held accountable. Katherine Brickell, senior lecturer in Human Geography at Royal Holloway at the University of London, spent two years surveying 1,177 men and women over the age of 18 in a bid to see how the Law on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and the Protection of the Victims’ in Cambodia, which was passed in 2005, is preventing violence against women.
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