The Social & Global Studies Centre is conducting a range of interdisciplinary projects across its research themes, working closely with industry partners to address international & societal problems.

Missing People, Missing Stories in the Aftermath of Genocide

The Bosnia and Herzegovina war took place between 1992 and 1995. It resulted in the deaths of more than 100,000 people. A further 2.5 million were displaced in the violent ethnic cleansing and efforts were made to erase all evidence of those who were ethnically cleansed ever existed. This included wide spread destruction of libraries, archives and official records at local and state government institutions.

The ARC Discovery Project uses an ethnographic method and focuses on how everyday people have survived the war and been able to re-construct their identities both in the real world and in real-time in cyberspace.

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Evaluating Elder Abuse Response Services

This evaluation is in partnership with the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), responding to the Eastern Community Legal Centre’s (ECLC) request to evaluate ECLC’s delivery of the National Elder Abuse Service Trials. 

The project fosters the integration of research in human rights, ageing and abuse, expertise in social work, law and technical evaluation, and promotes objective evaluation of the data while ensuring a deep and broad understanding of the context. 

The evaluation uses co-design and co-production principles with a focus on valuing and responding to the lived experience of the people accessing and those delivering these services.

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Equal Playing Field Project

Equal Playing Field

This collaboration between Equal Playing Field & RMIT aims to improve & strengthen school programs in Papua New Guinea, which teach primary school students in Port Moresby & Bougainville about healthy relationships, respectful behaviour, & gender equality.

"We’re working to support young people who are seeking to change perceptions of equity, respect & gender roles, which underpin gender-based violence,” says RMIT Associate Professor Ceridwen Spark.

This project is supported by The World Bank & Sexual Violence Research Initiative.

Youth Multiculturalism from Below

Learning, sharing and living sports and arts on the fringes of Melbourne

Funded by the Gandel Philanthropy Community Grant, this research aims to understand the important social impact of both sport and art in building community social cohesion.

An important objective to ensure sustainable impact beyond the project period is to contribute to the capacity development of community groups through participatory action research, networking community events, especially building the research, organisation and communication skills of two community guides.

Research at the Social & Global Studies Centre

Find out more about the transformative impact of our research projects in Australia and around the world

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer