The specialist VAWG sector in crisis

This article draws on a presentation to a seminar at Sunderland University. Cullagh Warnock (former NEEVAWG Co-ordinator) argues that the specialist VAWG sector is facing an unprecedented crisis. She presents ten reasons why we should care about it and asks questions of the sector itself, statutory commissioners and large non-specialist organisations.

The concept and measurement of violence against women and men

This publication builds on Professor Walby's work to identify the true levels of violence against women and girls. The extent of violence against women is currently hidden. How should violence be measured? How should research and new ways of thinking about violence improve its measurement? Could improved measurement change policy? The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms.

Violence Against Women and Mental Health

Violence against women is widely recognised as a violation of human rights and a public health problem. In this Series paper, we argue that violence against women is also a prominent public mental health problem, and that mental health professionals should be identifying, preventing, and responding to violence against women more effectively. The most common forms of violence against women are domestic abuse and sexual violence, and victimisation is associated with an increased risk of mental disorder.


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