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Violence against women: an urgent public health priority

Garcia-Moreno, C; Watts, C; (2011) Violence against women: an urgent public health priority. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 89 (1). p. 2. ISSN 0042-9686 DOI: 10.2471/blt.10.085217 Read more

The global prevalence of intimate partner homicide: a systematic review

Stöckl, H; Devries, K; Rotstein, A; Abrahams, N; Campbell, J; Watts, C; Moreno, C; (2013) The global prevalence of intimate partner homicide: a systematic review. Lancet. ISSN 0140-6736 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61030-2…

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Global estimates of prevalence of violence against women, June 2013

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

 Further information available here…

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Health sector responses to domestic violence in Europe: A comparison of promising intervention models in maternity and primary care settings

How can health practitioners in maternity and primary health care settings develop appropriate responses to women affected by domestic violence? Maternity and primary health care settings have been identified as critical entry points for women seeking help for domestic violence, although there has been much debate amongst health practitioners, academics…

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Violence, economic stress and psycho-social resources of residents of Saint Andrew, Jamaica. Implications for mental health and social intervention

How do violence and economic stressors influence the mental health of residents of a low-income area in Jamaica and what is the role of psycho- social resources? Residents of low income areas of Jamaica are exposed to significant social and economic stressors, particularly violence and economic pressures. Yet, little…

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Human trafficking in the United Kingdom: Dynamic analysis of policy development to respond to health needs of trafficked persons

How will the UK respond to the health needs of trafficked persons and how do current contentious dialogues influence the policy process? This research aims to understand the positioning of health and well-being in the UK’s human trafficking policy. The study is following the contemporary development of UK…

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UK immigration and health policies and their influence on Zimbabwean women’s access and use of HIV services

How do current UK immigration and health policies affect HIV services for HIV-positive Zimbabwean women with insecure immigration status? In 2004, over 38% of heterosexually acquired HIV infections diagnosed in the UK was acquired in Zimbabwe. Policy changes in 2004 meant that access to secondary care services was restricted…

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Working with men to address violence against women

How can men help stop violence against women? GVHC is currently supporting work in South Africa that aims to inform interventions that seek to work with men to address violence against women. Led by Dean Peacock, a part time member of the Centre, based in South Africa, and in collaboration…

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Health care responses to domestic violence for men who have sex with men: Research to measure prevalence and explore intervention strategies for a clinical setting

How can health practitioners in sexual health clnics respond to domestic violence in men who have sex with men? Domestic violence between men who have sex with men (MSM) receives little attention, particularly from the health care sector. Health professionals can play an important and unique role in responding to…

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Suicidality among women in low and middle income countries: Is this associated with prior histories of abuse?

What do we know about women’s suicidal ideation and behaviour in low and middle income countries? There is currently extremely little evidence from low and middle income countries on women’s vulnerability to suicidal behaviour, or factors associated with this.

Most studies looking at why women might become suicidal…

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