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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Preventing Violence Against Women: A Primer for African Women’s Organisations

Posted on September 11, 2019 at 10:42 pm

About The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) have developed a primer for African women’s organisations regarding preventing violence against women. AWDF is a grantmaking foundation that supports local, national and regional women’s organisations working towards the empowerment of African women ...

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Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys In The Syria Crisis

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:10 pm

As the civil war in Syria further deteriorates, accounts of systematic human rights abuses continue to emerge, including torture, starvation, and widespread sexual violence against civilians and combatants. More than five million refugees have fled to neighbouring countries in search ...

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A nightmare within a nightmare: Taking on sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm

When Maram* showed up at her parents’ house, battered and bruised by her husband, her mother urged her to be less stubborn, more obedient – anything to avoid a divorce. It was a nightmare within a nightmare. Her country, Yemen, ...

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Cash & Voucher Assistance and Gender- Based Violence Compendium: Practical Guidance for Humanitarian Practitioners

Posted on June 11, 2019 at 3:12 pm

The Compendium is intended as a companion to the 2015 Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action and its companion resource, the GBV Pocket Guide. The guidance was developed through the efforts of 15 ...

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