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KANITA’s core businesses are research and postgraduate programmes. In research, the aim is to conduct inter and transdisciplinary research in critical areas of women’s and gender issues and to utilise the findings for social transformation advocacy activities.  Research findings are not only meant to have policy impact but are also aimed at stimulating intellectual and public discourses on women’s and gender issues. This fits well with USM’s emphasis on the importance of university to be engaged with the community and not remain aloof as an ivory tower. Thus, research and dissemination of findings are often done in collaboration with government and non-government organisations outside the university. KANITA has conducted research in several areas that have largely been neglected in academic considerations for research in Malaysia. It has studied the issues of domestic violence, sexual harassment, child marriage, women’s economic empowerment, Muslim family law and masculinity. KANITA will continue to conduct research in important and emerging areas related to women and gender.  KANITA also plans to widen the scope of its studies to more regional and international research sites.

Current Projects

 

Research Title Project Leader  Duration Types of Grants Funding Body
A Trial-Implementation of The Toolkit On Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Migrant Workers: A Case Study of a Local Employer Workplace
Dr. Lai Wan Teng
15/7/2019
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15/7/2020
External Agency : International
United Nation Gender Theme Group
Promoting Family Friendly Work Environment: A Study of Maternity Protection Relating to and Beyond Pregnancy
Prof. Madya Dr. Norhafizah Selamat
1/11/2019
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31/10/2020
RUI (Individual)
USM (RU)
Piloting Helath Interventions To Advance The Sexual and Reproductive Helath of Women Migrant Workers in Malaysia
Prof. Dr. Noraida Endut
1/5/2020
-
31/10/2021
External Agency : International
British Council/MIGHT
Research on Technology-Facilitation Violence Against Women
Prof. Dr. Noraida Endut
1/9/2019
-
1/9/2020
External Agency : International
Due Diligance Initiatives, Inc. USA
Due Diligence in Cases of Sexual Harassment in The Civil Service in Malaysia: Towards models for sustainable intervention
Prof. Dr. Noraida Endut
1/9/2019
-
31/8/2021
FRGS
MOHE
Impact of Cultural, Nutrition and Lifestyle Transition on Human Milk Composition of the Orang Asli Communities in Peninsular Malaysia
Dr. Sharifah Zahhura Syed Abdullah
1/9/2019
-
31/8/2022
FRGS
MOHE
Women's Visibility at the Decision Making Level: The Case Study of Women in Public University in Malaysia
Dr. Zaireeni Azmi
1/10/2019
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30/9/2021
RUI (Individual)
USM (RU)
Conceptualizing the Visibility and Political Ambition of Women in Political Parties in Malaysia
Dr. Zaireeni Azmi
1/9/2019
-
31/8/2021
FRGS
MOHE

Harpswell ASEAN Program in Women’s Leadership

Prof. Dr. Noraida Endut 9/11/2016
 -  
8/11/2022
External Agency : International Harpswell Foundation

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