This report documents the impact of rural life on the behavioral health of women, providing a comprehensive review of the current literature covering a broad array of interrelated behavioral health care needs and concluding with a discussion of the most pressing priorities for future research, policy decisions, and treatment implications. The report discusses the following; depression and anxiety, substance abuse, maternal health, HIV / AIDS, violence, homicide and suicide, gay rural women, elderly rural women, disabled rural women as well commonly cited barriers to treatment. The Behavioral Health Care Needs of Rural Women
This report offers a glimpse into the ongoing violence against women in Darfur and includes stats and short stories from survivors. It concludes by giving recommendations for stopping the rapes in Darfur and in conflicts throughout the world. The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur The Crushing Burden of Rape: Sexual Violence in Darfur
This document summarizes the research on childhood stress and its implications for adult health and well-being. Of particular interest is the stress caused by child abuse, neglect, and repeated exposure to sexual and intimate partner violence. This publication provides violence prevention practitioners with ideas about how to incorporate information on childhood stress into their work.
This report discusses the results of a survey, conducted by the National Law Center On Homelessness & Poverty, of landlord sexual assault and/or rape of tenants. It explores the ways that sexual violence may contribute to homelessness and restricted access to housing for low-income individuals. The report provides recommendations and helpful steps for advocates and attorneys. The report also provides a list of State laws that ensure housing rights for survivors of sexual violence and includes contact information for Fair Housing Organizations.
This is Working Paper No. 1 from the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW) working paper series on men's roles and responsibilities in ending gender based violence. This paper looks at the political connections between men, gender and violence and the tensions that arise in making such connections. Also offered are ways that programs have dealt with these tensions as well as future directions for this type of work.
This 3-page summary document from the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault describes 4 major perspectives on sexual violence: public health; risk factors; social change; and law and criminal justice.
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