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Dr Nazand Begikhani

Dr Nazand Begikhani

Dr Nazand Begikhani
BA(Mosul), MSc, PhD (Paris IV), PhD(Paris IV)

Senior Research Fellow

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6755

Research summary

Nazand Begikhani is a leading researcher on gender-based violence and has conducted research on many aspects of violence and gender relations, including honour-based violence and honour killings in Iraqi Kurdistan Region and inside the UK Kurdish diaspora, rape and sexual violence in Iraq and Syria, domestic violence, and family policy and practice in Kurdistan. She is currently researching sexual violence and slavery in the Middle East, focusing on ISIS war strategies. 

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Biography

Nazand has worked as an expert advisor and mentor with a range of national and international NGOs and government departments, including, the United Nation’s Assistance Mission to Iraqi (UNAMI), the UN Women, the UK Metropolitan Police, Swedish Ministry of Integration, Kurdistan Regional Government Commission on Violence against Women, Kurdish Women’s Action against Honour Killings, Kurdish Women’s Rights Watch and Amnesty International. She has been a visiting Professor at the University of Soran, Iraqi Kurdistan.  She is also an international adviser to Kurdistan Region’s PM on higher education and gender, as well as an expert witness and member of the Women’s ...

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