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Session: Gender-Based Violence: Context, Consequences, and Program Responses
4069.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Gender-Based Violence: Context, Consequences, and Program Responses
Violence against women poses a worldwide threat to women’s health. Consequences of gender-based violence include severe physical and psychological harm, unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV/AIDS), even death, so improved understanding of the issues surrounding violence and actions to address them could have a major health impact. Yet relatively little cross-national research has been done to illuminate how culture, political economy and gender might intersect differently to create this widespread risk. This session examines different types of sexual violence in seven different countries, from domestic violence based on gender, to unwanted sex, and sexual assault. Qualitative and quantitative research provides insights on prevalence of gender-based violence, causes, consequences, approaches to prevent violence, and strategies to care for victims of gender violence. An expert discussant on gender-based violence will analyze the presentations in terms of the common themes and differences, and pose insights that should help programmers better understand and address violence against women.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to: 1) describe the impact of gender and empowerment issues on different types of gender-based violence 2) analyze socio-cultural factors that influence violence in different types of situations 3) identify elements of gender-based violence that could be improved through a better understanding of the broader social context in which people live 4) discuss what interventions may be acceptable to women for preventing or reducing sexual assault or partner violence in different settings 5) describe participatory processes for constructing multidisciplinary networks of care for survivors of sexual violence
Discussant(s):Sidney Ruth Schuler, PhD
Moderator(s):Karen Hardee, PhD
8:30 AMHigh prevalence of domestic violence in coastal Vietnam and local perspectives on why intimate domestic violence occurs  [ Recorded presentation ]
Pham Vu Thien, MD, MSc, Bui Thanh Mai, MD, MSc, Tran Hung Minh, MD, MSc, Sidney Ruth Schuler, PhD, Hoang Tu Anh, MD, MSc, Vu Song Ha, MD, MPH
8:44 AMViolence Against Women in Moshi, Tanzania: Risk Factors and Social Context  [ Recorded presentation ]
Corrine M. Williams, ScM, Ulla M. Larsen, PhD, Laura A McCloskey, PhD
8:58 AMGender violence, health and human rights: A community and sector-wide approach to improve care for adolescent survivors of sexual violence  [ Recorded presentation ]
Leila Adesse, MD, MPH, Sonia Dantas, MS, Maria Beatriz Galli, Pearl I. Friedberg, BA
9:12 AMPrevalence of Sexual Assault in Four Eastern European Countries
Florina Serbanescu, MD, MPH, Mary M. Goodwin, MA, MPA, Leo Morris, PhD
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; International Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Public Health Nursing; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA