Bridging the gaps: a global review of intersections on violence against women and violence against children
Lead Author: Alessandra Guedes
21 July 2016
Alessandra Guedes and Manuela Colombini, commissioned authors for Learning Group 1 at Know Violence in Childhood, along with colleagues, Sarah Bott and Claudia Garcia-Moreno, have recently published a review article, Bridging the gaps: a global review of intersections on violence against women and violence against children in Volume 9, June 2016 of Global Health Action.
This article presents a narrative review of evidence in intersections between Violence Against Children (VAC) and Violence Against Women (VAW) – including sexual violence by non-partners, with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. This global review identified evidence for six VAC/VAW intersections, viz.:
1) VAC and VAW have many shared risk factors.
2) Social norms often support VAW and VAC and discourage help-seeking.
3) Child maltreatment and partner violence often co-occur within the same household.
4) Both VAC and VAW can produce intergenerational effects.
5) Many forms of VAC and VAW have common and compounding consequences across the lifespan.
6) VAC and VAW intersect during adolescence, a time of heightened vulnerability to certain kinds of violence.
Read the full article here.
GUEDES, Alessandra et al. Bridging the gaps: a global review of intersections of violence against women and violence against children. Global Health Action, [S.l.], v. 9, jun. 2016. ISSN 1654-9880.
Exposure to violence predicts poor educational outcomes in young children in South Africa and Malawi
Lead Author: Lorraine Sherr
17 December 2015
Professor Lorraine Sherr, Senior Advisor – Research at Know Violence in Childhood has co-authored a paper with Imca Hensels, Sarah Skeen, Mark Tomlinson, KJ Roberts and Ana Macedo, published in Volume 8, Issue 1, Pp. 36-43, January 2016 of International Health, an official journal of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The paper entitled, Exposure to violence predicts poor educational outcomes in young children in South Africa and Malawi, recognises the lack of availability of literature on younger children from resource poor settings. The study assessed child violence experiences (harsh punishment and exposure to domestic or community violence) and school enrolment, progress and attendance in children attending community-based organisations in South Africa and Malawi. At 15 months' follow-up, it examined differential experience of HIV positive, HIV affected and HIV unaffected children. Read the full paper here.