CENWOR conducts research in the following areas, corresponding to the 'Critical Areas of Concern' identified in the 1995 UN Beijing Platform for Action.
Assessing the impact of on-going and future state and NGO poverty alleviation programmes on women.
- Education and Training
Identifying and assessing current market circulated trends in skills development and their implications for women.
Conducts studies on women centered reproductive health.
- Violence against Women
Focuses on gender based violence such as rape, domestic violence, incest, sexual harassment, victims and perpetrators of violence and women prisoners.
- Women in Situation of Armed Conflict
Gender specific constraints of women affected by the armed conflict.
- Economic Participation
Assessing the impact of macro economic and employment related policies on women - structural adjustment programmes, agricultural settlements, industrial estates and rural factories, overseas migration for employment, credit policies in terms of career mobility, working conditions and the quality of life of women and their families.
- Decision Making
Access of women to decision-making in the public and private sectors.
- Data Base for National Planning
Develop a data base on demographic and socio-economic indicators as well as in areas without adequate data such as violence against women and occupational health hazards, as inputs to the national planning process.
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Gender dimensions of ICT.
- Human Rights
Monitoring of human rights violations from a gender perspective.
Incidence of gender violence in the electronic media and films.
Incorporation of gender concerns in Environment Impact Assessment Studies.
- Social Change
Situational analyses of women in selected communities/groups, and appraisal of social change including changing gender roles, attitudes and family structures.
- Commissioned Research
CENWOR will participate in in-country and inter country studies when requested.