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Author Flavahan, Louise, author

Title Preventing intimate partner violence in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania : summary of a joint workshop by the Institute of Medicine, the National Research Council, and the Uganda National Academy of Sciences / Louise Flavahan, rapporteur ; Forum on Global Violence Prevention, Board on Global Health ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiii, 94 pages))
Contents Introduction -- Intimate partner violence in East Africa -- The intersection of IPV and HIV -- Responding to intimate partner violence and its consequences -- Community intervention efforts to reduce IPV in the region -- Connecting research, practice, and policy -- The way forward
Summary Globally, between 15-71 percent of women will experience physical and/or sexual abuse from an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. Too often this preventable form of violence is repetitive in nature, occurring at multiple points across the lifespan. The prevalence of intimate partner violence is on the higher end of this spectrum in East Africa, with in-country demographic and health surveys indicating that approximately half of all women between the ages of 15-49 in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania having experienced physical or sexual abuse within a partnership. It is now widely accepted that preventing intimate partner violence is possible and can be achieved through a greater understanding of the problem; its risk and protective factors; and effective evidence-informed primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. To that end, on August 11-12, 2014, the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Global Violence Prevention, in a collaborative partnership with the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, convened a workshop focused on informing and creating synergies within a diverse community of researchers, health workers, and decision makers committed to promoting intimate partner violence-prevention efforts that are innovative, evidence-based, and crosscutting. This workshop brought together a variety of stakeholders and community workers from Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania to engage in a meaningful, multidirectional dialogue regarding intimate partner violence in the region. Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This activity was supported by a contract between the National Academy of Sciences and a generous anonymous donor. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the activity
Description based on online resource (viewed on October 27, 2015)
Subject Abused women -- Kenya -- Congresses.
Abused women -- Tanzania -- Congresses.
Abused women -- Uganda -- Congresses.
Family violence -- Kenya -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Family violence -- Tanzania -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Family violence -- Uganda -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Spousal abuse -- Kenya -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Spousal abuse -- Tanzania -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Spousal abuse -- Uganda -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Domestic Violence -- prevention & control.
Public Health.
Sex Offenses -- prevention & control.
Women's Health.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.), issuing body
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Global Violence Prevention, organizer
National Research Council (U.S.), issuing body
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania (Workshop) (2014 : Kampala, Uganda)
ISBN 0309374545