3252.0 Sexual assault and violence prevention in national and international cultural contexts

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The purpose of this session is to provide practitioners, advocates, and researchers relevant information on public health strategies and current research related to sexual assault and violence prevention. Each presentation focuses on a different international or national cultural context. Two presentations describe studies conducted in South Asia. The first identified community characteristics that protect women from and/or put them at greater risk of partner abuse in India, and the second explored hospital and police service provision for survivors of sexual assault in Bangladesh. The third international paper traced the implications of Prince Edward Island’s regressive public policy of refusing access to abortion services in provincial hospitals. The last two presentations address sexual assault and violence interventions within specific U.S. cultural contexts, the Native American tribal community and homeless population.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe current international research focused on sexual assault and violence prevention in India, Bangladesh, and Prince Edward Island. 2. Assess the implementation of a sexual assault surveillance instrument development for a Native American Tribal community in the U.S.. 3. Discuss strategies for decreasing violence among homeless women in the U.S..

Health care provision for survivors of sexual assault: A study in Bangladesh
Ismat Bhuiya, MSc, MPH, M. E. Khan, Dr, Aruna Bhattacharya, Dr and Aditi Aeron
Violence in the lives of homeless women
Karin Eyrich-Garg, PhD, MPE, LCSW, Cheryl Hyde, PhD and Sarah Jacobson, MA

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Family Violence Prevention Forum, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, HIV/AIDS, Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Peace Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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