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Gender, Gender-based Violence Publications

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Gender-based Violence in sub-Saharan Africa: A review of Demographic and Health Survey findings and their use in National Planning
March 2008

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a pervasive human rights issue with public health consequences. It often goes unrecognized and unreported, is accepted as part of the “nature of things” and is shrouded in a culture of silence. Although reliable data on the prevalence of the various forms of GBV remains scarce, the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program has been contributing to the growing body of evidence on one important aspect of GBV by providing national level population-based data on the prevalence, risk factors and consequences of domestic violence experienced by women. The main purposes of this desk review are to: (1) Assess the levels of domestic violence in sub-Saharan Africa by critically reviewing the findings from available, comparable national DHS reports; and (2) Examine whether the evidence generated by these DHS findings has been used to inform policies and programs as reflected in the country growth and development strategies, such as the first and second generation Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs).

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ECSA Sub-Regional Implementation Framework for Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Control
2009

The implementation of interventions proposed in this publication will enhance efforts to focus attention on the health dimension and public health burden occasioned by GBV that may have received limited attention even as stakeholders sought to address the human rights aspects of GBV and child sexual abuse. This publication was produced by ECSA-HC, with support of USAID/Bureau of Africa, through Africa�s Health in 2010

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