Violence against women and health
Violence against women and girls - in its multiple forms - is an important human rights abuse, and public health problem. There is a growing body of population-based evidence on the prevalence of different forms of violence, with global estimates suggesting that at least one in three women has experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime, and that every third murdered woman is murdered by an intimate partner.
Tackling violence against women and girls therefore is a policy priority for many governments and international governmental and non-governmental organisations seeking to improve the lives and health of women, children, families and men. Drawing upon the work of the LSHTM Gender, Violence and Health Centre, this public health lecture will provide an overview of the conceptualisation prevalence and measurement of violence against women and girls and its health impacts, and summarise evidence and guidance on effective prevention strategies and health sector responses.
Please note that the time listed is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)