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Session: War and Women's Health: Bodies on the Battlefield
4243.0: Tuesday, November 9, 2004: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
War and Women's Health: Bodies on the Battlefield
War has a devastating and immeasurable effect on women and children. This is an often overlooked fact of war and has little or no role in the minds of decision makers. Some of these effects are subtle and indirect. War zones breed the destruction of crucial family, community, educational, health care institutions. With reckless disregard, women and children are often most effected. To clearly depict the brutalities of war, video clips of Sierra Leone survivors of sexual assault will be shown.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: (1) Describe the nature and context of intimate partner violence experienced by women in refugee camps and war zones; (2) Discuss the implications and effects of war-related violence against women and children and the need for accountability; and (3) Identify public health interventions to assist women and children who are unfortunate victims of violence as a result of war.
Moderator(s):H. Patricia Hynes, MA, MS
2:30 PMExploring the nature and context of intimate partner violence among Afghan women living in refugee camps in Pakistan
Zarin Noor, MPH, Emma Tsui, MPH, Adnan Ali Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD
2:45 PMWar-related sexual violence in Sierra Leone
Lynn L Amowitz, MD, MSPH, MSc, Chen Reis, JD MPH, Kristina Hare Lyons, MALDF, Beth Vann, MSW, Binta Mansaray, MA, Adeyinka M Akinsulure-Smith, PhD, Louise Taylor, MBA, LLM, Vincent Iacopino, MD
3:00 PMTeaching about gender based violence as a public health issue
Elaine J. Alpert, MD, MPH, Elizabeth M. Cohen, MPH
3:15 PMOn the battlefield of women’s bodies: The harm of war to women
H. Patricia Hynes, MA, MS
3:30 PMViolence against women in conflict/post conflict settings: Sierra Leone experience
Onyeka M Obasi, B Sc, Elaine J. Alpert, MD, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Women's Caucus
Endorsed by:APHA-Committee on Women's Rights; Injury Control and Emergency Health Services; Maternal and Child Health; Peace Caucus; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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