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The Lancet – Special focus on sexual violence in conflict

The latest issue of The Lancet has a special focus to coincide with the first Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, held in London June 10 – 14 2014.

Gender-based violence in war zones inflicts extreme suffering and is a serious violation of human rights. These crimes leave physical, psychological, social and economic scars on individuals, families and communities.

Mazeda Hossain, of SaME, describes her research on sexual violence in conflict in a podcast.

This week’s content on sexual violence in The Lancet is available online for registered users to read for free:

Ending sexual violence in conflict and beyond

Responding to sexual violence in conflict
Claudia García-Moreno

Preventing violence against women and girls in conflict
Mazeda Hossain, Cathy Zimmerman, Charlotte Watts

Muriel Volpellier: confronting sexual violence with evidence
Ted Alcorn

The challenges of research on violence in post-conflict Bougainville
Rachel Jewkes, Yandisa Sikweyiya, Nwabisa Jama-Shai

Rape as a weapon of war
Joanna Bourke

Special Report:
Responding to sexual violence in armed conflict
Ted Alcorn



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 New global estimates of the prevalence of violence against women

A report by WHO, LSHTM (Gender Violence & Health Centre)

and the South African Medical Research Council

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 Further information available here

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