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Gender-based Violence and Public Health

International perspectives on budgets and policies, 1st Edition

Edited by Keerty Nakray


238 pages

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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.


'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.

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

About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Public Health

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Domestic Partner Abuse
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Public Health
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies