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Gender-based Violence and Public Health
International perspectives on budgets and policies

Edited By

Keerty Nakray

ISBN 9780415504928
Published January 10, 2013 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Gender-based violence is a multi-faceted public health problem with numerous consequences for an individual’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. This collection develops a comprehensive public health approach for working with gender-based violence, paying specific attention to international budgets, policies and practice and drawing on a wide selection of empirical studies.

Divided into two parts, the text looks at how public health budgets and policies can be used to influence a range of risk factors and outcomes, and then outlines a theoretical and conceptual framework. The second section draws on empirical studies to illustrate ways of managing the risks and impacts of, and responses to, the problem. It concludes by summarising those risk factors that can be effectively addressed through appropriately budgeted public health programmes globally. Highlighting ways of bolstering protective and resilience factors and identifying early interventions, it demonstrates the importance of inter-agency interventions through coordinated effort from a wide range of sectors including social services, education, religious organisations, judiciary, police, media and business.

This inter-disciplinary volume will interest students and researchers working on gender-based violence, gender budgeting and public health policy from a range of backgrounds, including public health, sociology, social work, public policy, gender studies, development studies and economics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction  Part 1: Conceptual Framework  Chapter 2. Gender Based Violence: A Framework for Public Health Budgets and Policies  Keerty Nakray  Chapter 3. Gender Budgets and Public Health Approach: Addressing Gender Based Violence in India  Vibhuti Patel  Chapter 4. Gender-Based Violence as a Public Health Issue and the Legal Perspective: A Critical Overview  Ronagh McQuigg  Chapter 5. Gender, Gender-based Violence and HIV/AIDS: Review of Evidence and Policy  Rachel Jewkes  Chapter 6. Measuring Gender Based Violence: Issues of Impact and Prevalence  Emma Williamson  Chapter 7. Gender-based Violence in Australia: a State-based Joined-up Approach  Deborah Western and Robyn Mason  Part 2: Risks, Impacts and Responses to Gender Based Violence  Chapter 8. Gender-based Violence in Post-Disaster Recovery Situations: An Emerging Public Health Issue  Margaret Alston  Chapter 9. Gender, Use and Abuse: Sexually Abused Women in Alcohol and Drug Treatment  Jan Breckenridge and Michael Salter  Chapter 10. The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on the Mental Health of Latin American Immigrant Women in the U.S.  Blanca M. Ramos  Chapter 11. Legal Response to Domestic Violence in Tajikistan  Dilbar Turkhanova  Chapter 12. Sexual Violence within Intimate Contexts of Marriage: Integrating Human Rights and Public Health Approach for Gender Sensitive Interventions  Nishi Mitra  Chapter 13. Gender-based Violence and Reproductive Health in Five Indian States  Ernestina Coast, Tiziana Leone and Alankar Malviya  Chapter 14. Rethinking Gender Based Violence and Public Health Policies in India: Insights from Dilaasa, Mumbai, India  Padma Bhate- Deosthali and Ravi Duggal  Chapter 15. Contributing to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Related Homicide: A Multi-Systemic Practice Response Framework  Jan Breckenridge and Kerrie James  Chapter 16. Sexual Violence and Culture of Silence in India: Critical Appraisal of Role of Health Services  Nishi Mitra  Chapter 17. Conclusion

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Keerty Nakray is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Centre for Women, Law and Social Change at the Jindal Global Law School, OP Jindal Global University, India.


'This volume provides students and researchers with a thorough description of the societal and cultural contexts of GBV in a diverse range of locations…Keerty Nakray’s major accomplishment with this book is how eloquently it highlights the importance of violence as an underlying cause of women’s health problems worldwide, and illuminates the enormity of the challenge towards public recognition and response.'Critical Public Health.