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Violence against women and girls is a major public problem globally. This study had conducted to assess women and girls safety and security in public transport and identify factors contributing to violence in Hawassa city, Ethiopia. Data used in the study have been obtained from 199 randomly selected respondents (36.7% women and 63.3% girls), and i...
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Existing literature has shown that violence against women (VAW) is still common in Africa. Harmful traditional cultural norms have contributed to VAW. The identification and the awareness of the negative effect of these socio-cultural norms (SCN) will reduce VAW in Nigeria. This work looks at the socio-cultural norms (SCN) that lead to violence aga...
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This study aims to understand the risk of spousal violence in the context of polygyny in India. National Family Health Survey (2015–16) data has been used in this study. The study population consisted of women who answered the questions regarding spousal violence and the number of additional wives of their husbands. Chi-square significance test and...
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The scholarship seeking to explain the ineffectiveness of violence against women (VAW) laws has focused on the lack of resources or will to implement these laws. Less attention has been given to how these laws are crafted and positioned in the legal hierarchy, which may undermine them from the start. This article focuses on four cases from Central...
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Objectives Violence against women has been associated with serious health and mental health consequences. Health-care professionals play an important role in screening and providing care and support to victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the hospital setting. There is no culturally relevant tool to assess the mental health professional (M...
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The purpose of this research is to describe the patriarchal culture contained in the Samjin Company English Class (2020) movie by Lee Jong Pil. This research uses qualitative research with Ferdinand De Saussure's semiotic model in the form of Signifier and Signified which are then connected to form a signification. Data collection techniques used i...
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Background: The prevalence of intimate partner violence against women in China remains high. Understanding associated risk factors will help inform prevention. The purpose of this systematic review was to identify associated risk factors of intimate partner violence against women in mainland China. Methods: Nine English and Chinese databases were s...
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Introduction: Violence against women during pregnancy is recognized as a violation of human rights and reproductive rights, and a serious public health problem. Its prevalence is variable and has a multifactorial cause, requiring permanent monitoring. Method: Cross-sectional study conducted at the Hospital of Mandaqui, São Paulo, Brazil. The Abuse...
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Violence against women has a very long history, and it is one of the most widespread and persistent human rights violations, although the incidents and severity of this violence have varied over time and even today differ between societies. Violence against women is a general phenomenon that has nothing to do with a specific society or culture, and...
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Background Intimate partner violence (IPV) is physical, sexual, or psychological harm perpetrated by a spouse or an intimate partner. Its detrimental effects on women’s physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health are well-documented. However, its impact on nutritional status is not well-studied, and previous studies have led to contradictory...
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Study questions To describe the prevalence of physical, sexual, and psychological intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in the European Union (EU) and to search for their determinants among demographic, socioeconomic, health-related factors, and partner characteristics. Methods Observational study. Data from the violence against women surv...
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This paper explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures to mitigate it on gender dynamics and power relations among men and women involved in cross border fish trade in Zambia and Malawi and the ensuing policy implications to support the fisheries value chain. The paper is based on qualitative and quantitative data collected in Zam...
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RESUMEN El objetivo de la presente investigación es establecer la relación entre violencia contra la mujer y los síntomas de depresión y estrés postraumático. La muestra está conformada por 110 mujeres de Santa Rosa (Tungurahua-Ecuador), seleccionada a través del muestreo no probabilístico por conveniencia con criterios de inclusión. Para este estu...
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This research was a 6-country study (Germany, Cambodia, USA, Scotland, UK, India) with 1.5-hour in-person interviews of 763 sex buyers, including 96 freiers in Germany. In these anonymous interviews, sex buyers provided candid information about prostitution and trafficking that mirrored decades of testimony from exited prostitution survivors. Using...
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Lately, the artistic world and the social world are more strongly linked. This article presents social dance being used as an instrument, a bridge and/or tool for groups of vulnerable people exhibiting the social characteristics of risk and/or exclusion. In social dance groups, dance is oriented towards different purposes; among one of which is the...
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Background Gender-based violence (GBV) is a crucial global public health challenge disenfranchising women and girls from enjoying their fundamental human rights, thereby threatening their well-being. While the concept of GBV does not imply that violence is always unidirectional, literature shows that women and girls are the most common victims of t...
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The latest available SDG 5 data show that the world is not on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. COVID-19 and the backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights are further diminishing the outlook for gender equality. Violence against women remains high; global health, climate and humanitarian crises have further increase...
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Gender-based violence is a human rights and public health issue, disproportionately affecting women. The Motivating Action Through Empowerment (MATE) bystander program aims to address violence against women by shifting focus from perpetrators and victims of violence to community responsibility for not accepting attitudes and behaviors that support...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the association of location and types of crimes in the Philippines and understand the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns by comparing the crime incidence and associations before and during the pandemic. A document review was used as the main method of data collection using the datasets from the Philippine Statis...
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Background Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a major problem in Tajikistan, driven by conservative gender norms, the culturally ascribed position of young women, and poverty. Objective We evaluated Zindagii Shoista (Living with Dignity), an intervention developed with the aim of reducing VAWG through a combination of gender norm change, c...
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Background There is an increasing focus on readiness of health systems to respond to survivors of violence against women (VAW), a global human rights violation damaging women’s health. Health system readiness focuses on how prepared healthcare systems and institutions, including providers and potential users, are to adopt changes brought about by t...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the association of location and types of crimes in the Philippines and understand the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns by comparing the crime incidence and associations before and during the pandemic. A document review was used as the main method of data collection using the datasets from the Philippine Statis...
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A chapter analysing legal and normative frameworks for combating online violence against women journalists - including a detailed assessment of international legal frameworks for addressing gender-based online violence against women journalists, as the UN recasts its decade-old Plan of Action for the Safety of Journalists.
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Background: Female sex workers (FSWs) in Kenya are at an increased risk of violence, poverty, police arrest, and problematic alcohol and other substance use, all of which are linked to poor mental health and suicidal ideation. Despite the psychological stressors experienced by FSWs, there is no published qualitative methods research investigating...
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Evidence that women have paid the price of what has been labeled the “shadow pandemic” is found in the increase in violence against them. The rates of femicide and lack of trust in the Turkish judicial system of the authoritarian government are worrisome. Protests have been made in the streets and through social media in response. Our goal was to d...
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A violência contra mulher é um problema social que envolve uma relação de dominação naturalizada pela sociedade e ocasiona danos psicológicos, físicos, morais, patrimoniais e sexuais. Apesar dos altos índices, muitos casos não entram para as estatísticas porque não são denunciados. O medo de denunciar o agressor e a falta de informação, são os prin...
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Intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) is a long-standing and global phenomenon, that is considered, both public health and social problem which seems difficult to tackle (Gracia et al., 2019; Wemrell et al., 2021). Although some research suggests that gender equality plays an important role in reducing IPVAW (Gracia et al., 2019; Wemrell...
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Background Whilst increased numbers of people worldwide exercise their human right to seek asylum, the US has greatly reduced the number of asylum seekers able to enter its southern border, resulting in informal encampments. Women and children are uniquely vulnerable to violence and other health risks. Aim To describe the health and safety concern...
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The term gender based violence on women can interchangeable be used as violence against women as it refers any acts of gender based violence that results in or is likely to result in harm of suffer to the female students including threat, of such act coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty whether its occurring publicity or private. This study...
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The pandemic of Covid-19 emerged as an infectious disease with rapid spread and deteriorating health outcomes of the masses. The diseases proved to be more than health crises and emerged with social, economic and psychological consequences. Almost every section of the society faced the crises with the halt of the normal ways of order. The pandemic...
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The UNESCO-supported publication features over 100 recommendations for action and practical new tools to help fight a global scourge that threatens journalists’ safety and poisons democratic discourse. The study, spanning three years and representing collaborative research in 15 countries, is the most geographically, linguistically, and ethnically...
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La seguridad turística es una construcción social que en algunas ciudades turísticas se constituye como un discurso que nubla problemáticas vinculadas a la violencia no solo contra las mujeres que las visitan, sino también sobre quienes las habitan. El objetivo fue analizar las formas de violencia contra las mujeres (VCLM) que se producen en los es...
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Purpose Bystander programs are central to efforts to address CSV prevention. In the U.S., they are mandated in the 2013 Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (Campus SaVE) Act. This practice note shares early exploration on one university campus in re-envisioning bystander programs by centering experiences, analyses, and activism of Black, Indigenous,...
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Purpose to identify elements of vulnerabilities for the permanence of women who consume alcohol/drugs in marital violence. Method an exploratory, descriptive and qualitative study conducted with 16 women over the age of 18 years old, with a history of alcohol and/or other drug use and marital violence, registered in two Family Health Units in the...
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Purpose to identify elements of vulnerabilities for the permanence of women who consume alcohol/drugs in marital violence. Method an exploratory, descriptive and qualitative study conducted with 16 women over the age of 18 years old, with a history of alcohol and/or other drug use and marital violence, registered in two Family Health Units in the...
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Youth workers are on the front line for supporting children and young people with the violence some of them face. However, education and training for this part of the role seemed lacking in our experience as a Youth and Community Worker and a Youth and Community Work Lecturer in the UK. An international project that sought to address this education...
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Violence against women, like COVID-19, is a pandemic phenomenon that affects all social strata. The aim of this study was to understand the relations between psychological abuse, self-esteem, and emotional dependency in women during the pandemic, from the perspective of the Theory of Traumatic Bonding. The sample included 222 women, the majority he...
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Comportamento ciumento em homens representa um importante fator de risco na ocorrência de violência contra mulheres. As elevadas taxas de feminicídio no Brasil são comumente associadas ao ciúme, às tentativas de controle e à não aceitação masculina do término do relacionamento conjugal. Parte-se da premissa teórica de que as emoções se configuram c...
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This paper discusses reported incidence of domestic violence in Nigeria, the different forms of abuse which may occur in the home and the devastating consequences on the individuals involve and the society at large. Some of the predisposing factors of domestic violence are discussed and counselling, prevention and remedial are proffered ugly situat...
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Drawing from previous research on domestic violence and stalking, this study addresses children’s experiences of their family relations in post-separation parental stalking contexts from the perspective of stalking as a form of violence against women and children. Despite the fact that violence perpetrated by a parent fundamentally changes family d...
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This study was designed to investigate the sexual function and its associated factors in Iranian women and men with and without a recent history of contracting COVID-19. This cross-sectional study was conducted with 384 individuals from August 1 to December 25, 2021, in Iran. The respondents were asked to fill out the International Index of Erectil...
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Purpose of Review Incels (involuntary celibates) have recently garnered media attention for seemingly random attacks of violence. Much attention has centered around the misogynistic and violent discourse that has taken place in online incel forums as well as manifestos written by incels who have perpetrated deadly attacks. Such work overlooks the e...
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Collecting data to understand violence against women and children during and after the COVID-19 pandemic is essential to inform violence prevention and response efforts. Although researchers across fields have pivoted to remote rather than in-person data collection, remote research on violence against women, children and young people poses particul...
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Changes in research practice during the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates renewed attention to ethical protocols and reporting for data collection on sensitive topics. We systematically searched journal publications from the start of the pandemic to November 2021, identifying 75 studies that collected primary data on violence against women and childre...
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We test in how far women’s economic participation can be associated with physical and/or sexual domestic violence against women in Turkey, by mobilizing the Survey “National Research on Domestic Violence against Women in Turkey” (wave 2014). Several studies found that economically active women have a similar, if not a higher risk of experiencing do...
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Violence has become a common phenomenon that affects women and children, particularly during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. While the lockdown regulations were meant to save lives by preventing further spread of the virus, another virus called ‘violence against women’ encroached the space which is supposed to be the safest for wo...
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Background: Female sex workers (FSW) in sub-Saharan Africa are disproportionately affected by HIV and remain a key target population for efforts to reduce transmission. While HIV prevention tools such as PEP and PrEP are available through outpatient FSW clinics, these services are underused. Emergency medicine is a rapidly expanding field in Kenya...
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This study aims to analyze the textual construction, discursive practices, and sociocultural practices of violence against women in several Indonesian newspapers. We used library method, observation, and notetaking to gather the data. We then employed a critical discourse analysis to look at how violence against women are discursively represented i...
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Background While it is necessary to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, efforts including social isolation, restricted travel, and school closures are anticipated to raise the probability of domestic violence (DV). This study aimed to estimate the prevalence, pattern, risk factors, and physical health outcomes of domestic viole...
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Objective To propose a Permanent Health Education Model with strategies linked to the Five Disciplines framework for the development of competencies of professionals who work in direct care for women in situations of violence. Method A qualitative research carried out by the focus group technique, with professionals who are part of an intersectora...
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Objective To propose a Permanent Health Education Model with strategies linked to the Five Disciplines framework for the development of competencies of professionals who work in direct care for women in situations of violence. Method A qualitative research carried out by the focus group technique, with professionals who are part of an intersectora...
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Violence against women, including intimate partner violence (IPV) and stalking, is a serious issue in Korea. Studies have found that most stalking perpetrators are current or former intimate partners, and there is a significant association between stalking behaviors and IPV. Using data from the Violence Against Women, Focused on Intimate Partner Vi...
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Violence against women is prevalent in the society, particularly in Nigeria. This has been linked to historical inequality between men and women in the Nigerian society. The prevalence of violence against women has remained submerged under social and cultural value orientation in many parts of Nigeria. Violence against women and sexual harassment i...
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Researchers in Serbia have been trying for decades — without much success — to find the causes and factors that would unequivocally establish the origin of domestic violence as a social phenomenon. This is partly due to the fact that the Serbian society, through a dynamic development matrix, has not transformed from the traditional form into a mode...
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Exposure to situations of domestic violence during the treatment for breast cancer may compromise the treatment and quality of life of women patients, so it is essential that health professionals act in tracking this phenomenon in the approach to and care of women with breast cancer. The purpose of this study was to examine experiences of violence...
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The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence opened for signature in 2011 in Istanbul, Türkiye, and has been known as the most comprehensive international agreement advocating the prevention, prosecution, and elimination of violence against women and domestic violence. As of September 202...
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Australia is witnessing a political, social and cultural renaissance of public debate regarding violence against women, particularly in relation to domestic and family violence (DFV), sexual assault and sexual harassment. Women's voices calling for law reform are central to that renaissance, as they have been to feminist law reform dating back to n...
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Background Prediction of preterm birth is still a challenge due to its multiple etiologies. This prospective cohort study aimed to determine the technology-free predictors of preterm birth in singleton women with threatened preterm labor. Methods This prospective cohort study was performed on 371 singleton women with gestational age of 23+ 6 to 36...
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Background Sexual violence against women is a global public health issue with both short and long-term effects on the physical and mental health of women. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexual violence and its associated factors among women of reproductive age in Rwanda. Methods We used secondary data from the 2020 Rwanda Demograp...
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Domestic violence research has increased in recent decades across a wide range of academic fields, including sociology, psychology, conversation analysis, social work, and anthropology. Some academic institutions have dedicated family studies departments, while others offer courses on topics such as domestic vio�lence and its causes and consequence...
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Although previous research has criticized the racialization of violence against women, the tendency to link so-called “domestic violence” to migrant population remains popular in Switzerland. This article based on an ethnographic study of a police emergency unit, argues against the thesis according to which domestic violence is more frequent (or mo...
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Work on the mental health impacts of intimate partner violence in low-and middle-income countries has focused primarily on clinical disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance abuse. This paper analyzes how non-clinical, psychosocial impacts from everyday stressors, particularly economic hardships and concern over on...
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The author of the article analyzes scientific works on the problem of violence against women, which testify to the relevance of this issue today. The main causes and types of violence against women are characterized. The consequences of any violence are specific symptoms displayed through behavioral, physical, and emotional disturbances. The result...
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This paper is part of a longer research project that works towards a critical reading of the role of law in reinscribing and even producing structural and institutional violence. For introducing such a complex multi-sited topic, the present article focuses on the socio-juridical approach to violence against women by unpacking (i) the terminology of...
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At the end of 2019, the people of the world experienced the COVID-19 pandemic situation. After a while, the pandemic situation was more acute and threatening to the mass people of the world. Women who have faced violence due to the pandemic situation. However, this paper tried to explore the relationship between COVID-19 and violence against women...
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Depressive symptoms are a major burden of disease globally and is associated with violence and poverty. However, much of the research linking these conditions is from resource-rich settings and among smaller, clinical samples. Secondary data from a household survey in Gauteng Province of South Africa examines the cross-sectional association between...
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Violence against women is a growing health problem, especially when perpetrated in intimate relationships. Despite increasing attention, there is little comparative evidence on the different types of violence involved and there is a paucity of research on sexual femicides. This study examines cases of violence against women in northern Italy, focus...
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The movements carried out by women for gender justice and the elimination of violence against women in Indonesia have not only changed women's perspective on efforts to fight women against the violence that occurred to them but have also inspired some men and produced new perspectives. Seeing themselves and growing new awareness about their need to...
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Violence against women is one of the most common violations of human rights in the world. Women have been subjected to honor violence throughout history and continue to being subjected to such violence in different cultures worldwide. Killing in the name of honor are justified in a society when the rules of honor are dictated by men and shaped arou...
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This doctoral dissertation examines the politics of the European Union’s (EU) human rights promotion in the South Caucasus, as it is enacted, negotiated and contested on the ground. It gives impetus to the ‘decentring agenda’ in EU external relations, particularly regarding the EU’s normative engagement in the Eastern neighbourhood. By questioning...
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Background This study examines family support for professional work and domestic labour among Elected Women Representatives' (EWR) in rural Bihar, India, and associations of this support with EWRs’ professional performance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional, mixed-method study, surveying 1338 EWRs and conducting i...
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There is a general perception that poverty and/or low income are the root causes of GBV in Zimbabwe. Efforts have been made to economically empower women in a bid to fight poverty and ultimately GBV, but research findings from Zimbabwe noted that GBV against women continues to rise in all societies, regardless of income levels. There is a paucity o...
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Objective To assess the direct, indirect, and total effects of violence during pregnancy on perinatal outcomes, and to evaluate the effect of violence as a moderator of the mediated relationship of depression with perinatal outcomes. Methods Data was collected from the prenatal study and follow-ups of the BRISA cohort, São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil....
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O estudo objetiva discutir, a partir da análise reflexiva, o papel dos profissionais de enfermagem na assistência à mulher em situação de violência doméstica. Trata-se de uma reflexão ancorada a partir de pesquisas sobre a violência contra a mulher e a assistência de enfermagem no cuidado a essas mulheres. Evidenciou-se que os enfermeiros costumam...
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Previous studies have highlighted the importance of attitudinal and social change in making laws effective in their implementation. Moreover, scholarship on social movements found that one of the drivers of getting demands across the right platforms and being appropriately represented was by framing movements’ goals into collective identities. How...
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Despite evidence indicates increasing violence against women by their intimate male partners in Bangladesh, disclosure of such violence is very low. Usually, these incidents of violence take place within the four walls of the house and remain unreported and go unpunished. The main objective of this paper is to explore the responses of the victim to...
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Hostility toward women is a frequently examined risk factor for sexual or physical aggression against women, but it is also associated with other violent offenses. Thus, examining the risk factors for hostility toward women is of particular relevance for the prevention of violence against women. As a matter of fact, psychopathy-related aspects (e.g...
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Dina Mehta is a Parsi writer who has exposed the atrocities inflicted upon women in a patriarchal society through Getting Away with Murder. She has unravelled the layers of pain through the story of three friends- Mallika, Sonali and Razia in Getting away with Murder. In this play, Dina Mehta has raised her voice on various issues of violence again...
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This paper presents the findings of the online survey for the multi-country survey on access to justice for women and girls’ and access to justice for victims and survivors of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in particular specifying the actual situation in ten countries under survey. The countries surveyed include Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya,...
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Inequality in gender increases the risk of conducting violence by men against women. This study is mainly focused on the promotion of gender equality to prevent domestic violence against women by examining the ratio of violence against women and also focusing on intimate partner violence including its causes and prevention. The study also focuses o...