Care-seeking among survivors of gender-based violence in the Dadaab refugee complex

Posted on February 24, 2020 at 5:22 pm

This week’s RAISE/IAWG literature review includes a study exploring barriers and facilitators to care-seeking for gender-based violence (GBV) among women living in the Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya. The study found that facilitators to seeking GBV services included awareness of ...

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Gender, power, and violence: A systematic review of measures and their association with male perpetration of IPV

Posted on February 19, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Abstract Introduction Harmful gender norms, views on the acceptability of violence against women, and power inequities in relationships have been explored as key drivers of male perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV). Yet such antecedents have been inconsistently measured in ...

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Violence against women increased by climate breakdown

Posted on February 10, 2020 at 2:53 pm

Climate breakdown and the global crisis of environmental degradation are increasing violence against women and girls, while gender-based exploitation is in turn hampering our ability to tackle the crises, a major report of the International Union for the Conservation of ...

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Violence against women and domestic violence in the Netherlands: Call for a stronger gender perspective

Posted on February 4, 2020 at 12:06 pm

In its first report on implementation by the Netherlands of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (widely known as the “Istanbul Convention”), the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts (GREVIO) stresses the country’s long history of ...

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Progressive gender views among teen boys could protect against violence: Study

Posted on January 21, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Teenage boys with more progressive views about gender are half as likely to engage in violent behaviors as their peers with rigid views about masculinity and gender, according to new research. The research, which was published in the American Journal of Preventive ...

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Researching violence against women and girls in South Sudan: ethical and safety considerations and strategies

Posted on January 6, 2020 at 3:50 pm

Abstract Background Globally, it is estimated that at least one out of every three women experiences violence by an intimate partner and/or non-partner throughout their lifetime. Women and girls are at even higher risk of violence in conflict and humanitarian ...

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Caring for women subjected to violence: A WHO curriculum for training health-care providers

Posted on December 16, 2019 at 12:04 pm

Violence against women, including intimate partner violence and sexual violence, is pervasive globally and leads to significant physical and mental health problems. Thus, it is a public health issue that emands a concerted response from health-care providers and health systems ...

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RESPECT women: Preventing violence against women

Posted on December 2, 2019 at 5:44 pm

About Violence against women is a major public health problem rooted in gender inequality, and is a gross violation of women’s human rights affecting the lives and health of millions of women and girls. Aiming to end violence against women, ...

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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2019

Posted on December 2, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Background The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. It ...

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Developing an integrated intervention to address intimate partner violence and psychological distress in Congolese refugee women in Tanzania

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm

Multi-sectoral, integrated interventions have long been recommended for addressing mental health and its social determinants (e.g., gender-based violence) in settings of ongoing adversity. We developed an integrated health and protection intervention to reduce psychological distress and intimate partner violence (IPV), ...

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