Strengthening Research and Action on Gender-based Violence in Africa

Gender-based violence (GBV) and especially violence against women has gained international recognition as a grave social and human rights concern affecting virtually all societies. Progress in addressing GBV can be attributed in large part to groundbreaking studies, such as the World Health Organiza-tion (WHO) Multi-Country Study on Domestic Violence and Women’s Health,1 which provide evidence needed to advocate for strong laws and policies and to develop locally relevant programs. Despite the key role of research in developing GBV prevention policies and programs, research capacity to this end is lagging in many parts of the world.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 11:15