Violence Against Women: An International Perspective by Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala (auth.)

By Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala (auth.)

The foreign Violence opposed to girls Survey (IVAWS) has interviewed over 23,000 ladies in 11 international locations (including Australia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Mozambique, the Philippines, Poland and Switzerland) approximately their stories with gender-based violence. Violence opposed to girls: a world standpoint offers the comparative effects for 9 of those international locations, checking out present theories approximately male violence opposed to girls, and delivering either worldwide context and implications for different components of the area. integrated are findings on:

  • Prevalence and severity.
  • Risk components and correlates.
  • Physical and mental consequences
  • Percentage of violent incidents suggested to police and different agencies.
  • Criminal justice approach reaction and women’s review of those
  • Plus charts, tables, and the IVAWS questionnaire.

These info are important to researchers, advocates, and policymakers operating to help survivors and do away with gender-based violence around the globe. furthermore, the authors supply instant and long-range proposals, from selling gender equality and enhancing provider supply to sufferers to greater prevention, tracking and evaluation.

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Almost one-in-ten victims of intimate partner violence in Costa Rica reported partners who committed these two categories of violent acts. Mozambique stands out as the country where women are most likely to be slapped, kicked, bit or hit with a fist by an intimate partner. In most of the remaining countries, the most common acts of intimate partner violence were threats of physical violence that frightened them, or acts of pushing, grabbing, having an arm twisted or hair pulled.

There was a perceived need 5 At the time of writing, the International Project Team consisted of representatives from HEUNI and University of Ottawa, formerly Statistics Canada. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was also involved in the implementation of the project, in particular in overseeing the IVAWS in Mozambique. Participating Countries 19 for international comparative research on these special topics and so the IVAWS was conceived to fill the gap. Participating Countries Discussions about participation in the IVAWS were first initiated with the network of countries who were involved in the ICVS.

Results are therefore not consistent and not comparable across countries. Experiences of Violence in Adulthood 35 their experiences, through sensitive question wording and building rapport between interviewers and respondents, the possibility remains that some women did not disclose their experiences due to embarrassment, shame, cultural taboos against talking about very personal experiences especially those involving family members, forgetting or misunderstanding the meaning of the questions. These figures therefore likely underestimate the true level of violence against women in these societies.

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