This meeting report is an outcome of a consultation held in 2006 on how HIV testing and counselling programmes can take into account and address intimate partner violence and other concerns related to women. The report describes how fear of violence and/or violence affects the uptake of HIV testing and counselling programmes and disclosure of HIV status. It highlights programmes that have addressed violence against women in HIV testing and counselling including through training of counsellors, couple counselling, and addressing HIV/AIDS in services for women experiencing intimate partner violence.
This report serves as a practical resource for law enforcement personnel who review old, cold, or unsolved cases that may be solved through the use of DNA technology and databases. The report looks at the science and technology of DNA testing and databases and provides background information on legal and practical considerations for applying DNA technology to unsolved cases. It also delivers a step-by-step process to help investigators select cases that would most likely be solved with DNA evidence. Using DNA to Solve Cold Cases
The goals of the report are to raise awareness about the problem of violence globally, to make the case that violence is preventable, and to highlight the crucial role that public health has to play in addressing its causes and consequences. Chapter Six focuses on sexual violence. Other chapters address youth violence, child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, elder abuse and collective violence. The full report is available in English, French and Russian. World Health Report on Violence and Health
This research summary is based on a desk review on women’s responses to sexual violence and the appropriateness and effectiveness of sexual violence services in meeting their needs as survivors. The review examines the societal factors that influence rates of sexual violence, women’s immediate and long term responses to such violence, including a range of health related harms, and the interventions and treatments developed to respond to the needs of survivors of sexual violence and reduce its prevalence.
This report presents information on the consequences of rape and sexual assault for female victims. The study provides the percentages of completed rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault of females that were reported to the police in 1992-2000. The report provides the percentage of victims that were injured and treated from a completed rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. It presents the percentage of those who reported to the police, and the percentage of those victims who received treatment and whose victimization was reported to the police. Rape and Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police and Medical Attention, 1992-2000
This VAWnet Applied Research paper examines both single- and mixed-gender rape prevention and risk reduction programs, and provides suggestions for practitioners to design, implement, and evaluate programs.
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