sexual violence

A new approach to assess the capability of health facilities to provide clinical care for sexual violence against women: A pilot study

Several tools have been developed to collect information on health facility preparedness to provide sexual violence response services; however, little guidance exists on how this information can be used to better understand which functions a facility can perform. Our study therefore aims to propose a set of signal functions that provide a framework for monitoring the availability of clinical sexual violence services.

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WHO global knowledge platform for preventing violence (Violence Info)

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Yes
Author
WHO

The Violence Prevention Information System (Violence Info) is a global knowledge platform for preventing violence which collates published scientific information on the main types of interpersonal violence. This includes information on prevalence, consequences, risk factors, and prevention and response strategies. It also describes what countries report about their actions to address violence.

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Untreated violence: The need for patient-centred care for survivors of sexual violence in the platinum mining belt, Rustenburg, South Africa

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Yes
Author
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

MSF’s report on “Untreated Violence” in Rustenburg, South Africa, reveals that sexual violence, including rape, is at worryingly high levels in the Platinum Mining Belt area: one in four women had been raped in their lifetime, and approximately half have experienced some form of sexual or intimate partner violence. Yet fewer than half those surveyed knew about how to prevent or mitigate the serious health consequences of rape, such as HIV infection, unwanted pregnancy and psychological trauma.

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Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum 2017

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In September 2017, the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) will bring together over 450 researchers, gender activists, funders, policy makers, service providers, practitioners, and survivors from around the world who are working to understand, prevent and respond to sexual and intimate partner violence.

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Understanding the Intersection of Young Age, Mucosal Injury, and HIV Susceptibility

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Author
Porter Kristen A., Turpin Jim, Begg Lisa, Brown Gina, Chakhtoura Nahida, Church Elizabeth, Grossman Cynthia, Wira Charles, and Veronese Fulvia

Adolescent boys and girls are disproportionately affected in the current HIV epidemic. Numerous sociobehavioral studies have addressed the indirect drivers surrounding this vulnerability—for example, socioeconomic, geographical locale, and all forms of violence. However, the direct factors that may influence infection, such as the anatomical and physiological maturation of the anogenital tracts of adolescents or the trauma and wound-healing processes of injured mucosal tissue, are understudied and represent a gap within the HIV prevention field.

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Singing to the Lions: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Violence in Our Lives

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Yes
Author
Jonathan Brakarsh

Singing to the Lions is a guide for facilitators, to enable them to help children and youth develop skills to resolve the impact of violence and abuse in their lives and to heal. By the end of the workshop described in this guide, participants will learn that they can transform their lives and no longer feel dominated by fear. Although developed for young people, and including games, art and songs, the Singing to the Lions workshop can also be used with adults to help them manage their own anxiety, take action on aspects of their lives that cause fear, and in so doing, bec

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DREAMS Country Fact Sheets: Zimbabwe

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Yes
Author
PEPFAR

DREAMS is an ambitious $385 million partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries. The goal of DREAMS is to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women. Girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.

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