Preventing and addressing intimate partner violence against migrant and ethnic minority women: the role of the health sector

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Title: Preventing and addressing intimate partner violence against migrant and ethnic minority women: the role of the health sector
Authors: Vives-Cases, Carmen | La Parra-Casado, Daniel | Goicolea, Isabel | Felt, Emily B. | Briones Vozmediano, Erica | Ortiz Barreda, Gaby Margarita | Gil-González, Diana
Research Group/s: Salud Pública | Observatorio Europeo de Tendencias Sociales (OBETS)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Sociología II
Keywords: Gender violence | Migrant | Minority groups | Women | Health sector
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública | Sociología
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: World Health Organization
Abstract: Violence against women is an extreme manifestation of gender inequality in society and a serious violation of fundamental human rights. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most common type of such violence and takes place within couples. IPV can lead to death, physical injury, functional impairment, mental health problems, negative health behaviour, chronic conditions and reproductive health problems. Institutional discrimination, lack of access to or knowledge of services, and cultural differences can prevent women who are not only experiencing IPV but also migrants or members of ethnic minorities from seeking help. This policy brief aims to provide input into the role of the health sector in preventing and addressing IPV among migrant women and those of ethnic minorities. It describes the scope of the problem, presenting key evidence, and makes recommendations for health policy and health systems, health facilities and health service providers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/76010
ISBN: 978-92-890-5074-6
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/report
Rights: © World Health Organization 2014
Peer Review: no
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