Cathérine Müller - Research Fellow
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As an applied economist, Catherine has acquired extensive skills in the econometric analysis of (large) datasets using quasi- experimental methods (e.g. instrumental variables, difference-in-difference, matching). Through her work, Catherine has also gained experience in qualitative research methods and is highly interested in applying her methodological experience and expertise to gender issues.
For example, she investigated the change of women’s roles during conflict and the role of women in peacebuilding for UN Women and ActionAid/Womankind International, combining extensive literature reviews, statistical analysis, as well as design, implementation and analysis of data from fieldwork in Nepal, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Catherine is currently co-leading and managing a large research project involving qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis on domestic violence in Ghana; and has just successfully finished a similar mixed methods project on VAW in Gaza.
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Sex Education in the Digital EraIDS Bulletin 48.1 (2017)
Exploring sex and sexual relationships is an important part of adolescence, and therefore sex education should have a central role in adolescent emotional development as well as dealing with crucial public-health issues. More details
Is Porn the New Sex Education?IDS Rapid Response Briefing 15 (2016)
Over the past 15 years, internet pornography has become the predominant channel through which young people learn about sex, not just in the developed world, but increasingly in developing countries too. In many developing countries, traditional gatekeepers of sex education, such as governments, religious leaders and parents, still attempt to keep sexuality out of the public sphere. More details
Domestic Violence in Ghana: Incidence, Attitudes, Determinants and Consequences
This study represents a comprehensive attempt to estimate the incidence of domestic violence in Ghana, and analyse the attitudes that sustain domestic violence, its determinants and its consequences. More details
Connecting Perspectives on Women’s EmpowermentIDS Bulletin 47.1A (2016)
This IDS Bulletin makes a timely contribution to our understanding of how ideas around empowerment have evolved and how we can move forward to expand women’s opportunities and choices and realise women’s empowerment in a meaningful way. More details
Engaging Men for Effective Activism against Sexual and Gender-based ViolencePolicy Briefing 108 (2016)
Men are becoming ever more visible as integral partners in tackling sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), holding themselves, peers and power-holders accountable for maintaining harmful gender norms that perpetuate violence. More details