Scope of the Review:
This study combines print and electronic resources from both North American andSoutheast Asian/Cambodian contexts. Because the availability of clinical studies is limited inthe Cambodian context, resources from a western perspective provide clues for patterns of violent behavior that might be found in Cambodia. We will attempt to balance culturaldifferences with human commonality.
Special Notes & Considerations:
This study serves a double purpose. First, it is preparation for Peace Bridges' staff tointeract with leaders and participants at organizations providing programs and services relatedto violence in the home as they complete the research inquiry. Second, it will provide a basicdocument indicating areas that could be addressed to create awareness and educate localpeacebuilders about the issues surrounding domestic violence.The study is also limited by two important considerations. First, Peace Bridgesprovides education and consultancies in addressing and transforming conflict, not inpsychological and sociological services. As such, the study is meant to provide material thatcan be relevant and adaptable to practitioners and peacebuilders working in theircommunities; it is not intended to substitute, but rather to complement, the valuable work of social scientists. Second, and in relation to the first, materials used in the study were oftenchosen based on their availability in Cambodia. Literature available locally or online wasgiven preference to hard-to-find specialist or expensive literature. Most of the sources usedare also available at Peace Bridges’ electronic and print library, where it can be accessed bypeacebuilders.
Peace Bridges is happy to contribute this document as our first step in engaging theseissues and as a tool for equipping community peacebuilders wanting a better understanding of