Offerings to the Gender-Based Violence Movement
Expertise in Participatory
Facilitation and Consultation
As an expert in community-based, participatory research and trained facilitator, Dr. Nnawulezi designs participatory research processes with community partners to find innovative solutions to complex social problems. She builds, creates, and sustains meaningful collaborative relationships with different community stakeholders to leverage community expertise, enhance the empirical process, increase community power, and transform oppressive structures.
She has documented these collaborative processes, which can be employed to implement community-based research and evaluation studies. For example, she is a co-author of an innovative toolkit on CBPR methods within the domestic violence field. It is the first of its kind and a distinctive contribution to the field, providing tools to enhance the relationship between domestic violence survivors, practitioners, and researchers.
Current and Previous Partners
Domestic Violence Resource Network
2020 - Present
Research Workgroup Member
National Innovation Service
2019 - Present
Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
2018 - Present
Research and Evaluation Workshop Group Member
Domestic Violence Action Research Collaborative
2017 - Present
Co- Founder and Research Advisor
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
2017 - Present
Research and Evaluation Advisor
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
2016 - Present
Workshop Presentation Comments
"I'm so grateful for her bravery in speaking on & addressing the subject as a REAL issue. I love her humor and how she validated all that I feel or have felt. Please invite her back! She has a wealth of knowledge that she's willing to share. Thank you for agreeing to come, being open & honest."
"Nkiru Nnawulezi was precise and to the point. She brought to light, issues that I was not even aware of that persons of color are dealing with, on top of the reasons that brought them to those facilities in the first place. Very enlightening."
"Knowledgable and presented in an open way. Facilitated much discussion which I think helped everyone connect with the issue even more. A lot of fun to listen to."
"This was the best workshop I attended! The speaker gave practical ways to deal with microaggressions. She also gave me some great resources."
"She kept it so real, was funny, and so informed."