Special Issue "Intimate Partner Violence and Mental Health in Low- and Middle-Income Settings"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.
Interests: violence prevention; gender based violence; child protection, mental health and psychosocial wellbeing; refugees and displaced populations
Interests: violence prevention; gender-based violence; child abuse; masculinities; feminist movements; health and well-being; intersectionality; social norms
Interests: violence prevention; gender-based violence; social norms; mental health and psychosocial wellbeing; refugees and displaced populations; innovative measurement methods
Intimate partner violence (IPV) poses a significant threat to the human rights, safety, and health of women and girls across the globe. Recent estimates suggest that approximately one-third of women globally have experienced physical or sexual IPV, though the risk of lifetime incidence can be as high as 40% in some regions. In addition to any physical or sexual injury sustained by survivors of IPV, research shows women who have experienced IPV are more likely to develop a range of mental health symptoms and disorders both at the time of abuse and later in life. Studies also outline a relationship between witnessing IPV in childhood and experiencing mental illness in adulthood. While these associations between IPV and mental health are well-evidenced in high-income countries, there is a dearth of evidence about this topic in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and humanitarian contexts. This Special Issue will help to fill this gap by elucidating the mechanistic pathways between witnessing, experiencing, and perpetrating IPV, and mental health, as well as by identifying strategies for successfully mitigating the negative mental health consequences of IPV in LMIC and humanitarian contexts.Prof. Dr. Lindsay Stark
Dr. Emma Fulu
Dr. Ilana Seff
Dr. Massy Mutumba
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- intimate partner violence
- domestic violence
- spouse abuse
- mental health
- psychosocial wellbeing
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Community-based Intimate Partner Abuse and Mental Health Interventions with Rohingya and Syrian Refugees
Authors: James, L., Welton-Mitchell, C., Michael, S., Santoadi, F., Shakira, S., Hussin, H., Anwar, M., Kilzar, L., & James. A.
Title: "I go up to the edge of the valley, and I talk to God”: Using mixed methods to understand the relationship between gender-based violence and mental health among Lebanese and Syrian Refugee women engaged in psychosocial programming
Authors: Barada, R., Potts, A., Bourassa, A., Contreras, J. M., Nasr, K