One woman in three worldwide experiences violence in her lifetime, according to intensive analysis. The Gender, Violence and Health Centre presented the findings at an event in the library of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on 20 June 2013. (Like STRIVE, the GVHC is based within the SaME group.)
- The Rt Hon Baroness Scotland chaired the panel
- Dr. Karen Devries explained the definitions, scope and findings of the research
- Professor Charlotte Watts outlined the health impacts of violence
- Dr. Lori Heise gave an overview of efforts to prevent violence against women
- Camille Kumar of Imkaan challenged the field to respond to the needs of women experiencing violence in London
The event provided a valuable networking opportunity for those committed to addressing partner and sexual violence against women: researchers and other academics, NGOs and practitioners, funders and policy makers.
In addition to the main report, indepth papers explore specific aspects of the research. Those published so far include:
- The Global Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women, Karen Devries et al, Science
- The Global Prevalence of Intimate Partner Homicide: a systematic review, Heidi Stoekl et al, The Lancet
- Intimate Partner Violence and Incident Depressive Symptoms and Suicide Attempts: A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Studies, Karen Devries et al, PlosMed
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All photographs (c) Anne Koerber, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2013