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Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women [electronic resource] : taking action and generating evidence r

Contributor(s): World Health Organization | Garcia-Moreno, Claudia | Mikton, Christopher | London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Geneva World Health Organization 2010; London London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Description: 94 p. ; computer file : PDF format (1Mb).ISBN: 9789241564007.Subject(s): PREVENTION | SEXUAL VIOLENCE | RECOMMENDED READING | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | PRIMARY PREVENTION | PUBLIC HEALTH | RISK FACTORS | VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: This report provides a planning framework for developing policies and programmes for the prevention of intimate partner and sexual violence. It aims to provide sufficient information for policy-makers and planners to develop data-driven and evidence-based programmes for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women. Taking a public health approach to prevention, the report views the causes, consequences and prevention of intimate partner and sexual violence within a life-course perspective based upon understanding how influences early in life can act as risk factors for health-related behaviours or health problems at later stages. The key messages include: intimate partner and sexual violence may affect everyone; the harm caused by such violence can last a lifetime and span generations; primary prevention of this violence is likely to save lives and money; using evidence of what has already worked will increase the likelihood that prevention efforts are successful; and incorporating outcome evaluations into primary prevention interventions is crucial in generating further evidence. Although public health practitioners are a key target audience, the document assumes no previous knowledge of public health principles.
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Partial Contents: The hidden costs of intimate partner and sexual violence -- Chapter 1 The nature, magnitude and consequences of intimate partner and sexual violence -- Chapter 2 Risk and protective factors for intimate partner and sexual violence -- Chapter 3 Primary prevention strategies - the evidence base -- Chapter 4 Improving programme planning and evaluation -- Future research priorities and conclusions

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This report provides a planning framework for developing policies and programmes for the prevention of intimate partner and sexual violence. It aims to provide sufficient information for policy-makers and planners to develop data-driven and evidence-based programmes for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women. Taking a public health approach to prevention, the report views the causes, consequences and prevention of intimate partner and sexual violence within a life-course perspective based upon understanding how influences early in life can act as risk factors for health-related behaviours or health problems at later stages. The key messages include: intimate partner and sexual violence may affect everyone; the harm caused by such violence can last a lifetime and span generations; primary prevention of this violence is likely to save lives and money; using evidence of what has already worked will increase the likelihood that prevention efforts are successful; and incorporating outcome evaluations into primary prevention interventions is crucial in generating further evidence. Although public health practitioners are a key target audience, the document assumes no previous knowledge of public health principles.

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