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Engaging Men and Boys in the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 308

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Social Science of Adolescent Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Interests: interventions to prevent violence; violence against women; complex interventions; social and structural determinants of health; adolescent health; gender; global health; mixed methods; qualitative methods; randomised controlled trials; violence; development studies; social sciences;

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One in four women experience violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.  Violence against women and girls is common, comes in many forms, is a violation of women’s and girls’ rights and a serious public health concern with short, medium, long-term and intergenerational impacts.  The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these negative impacts.  Violence against women and girls is driven by a variety of factors that operate at the individual, relationship, community and societal levels including harmful gender norms and masculinities, patriarchy, social and structural factors, and inequitable legal, cultural and economic environments.  Much is being learned about what works to prevent violence against women and girls.  It is how widely accepted that strategies to end such violence must include work with men and boys though evidence of the effectiveness of these strategies comes mainly from the health sector.  Given that ending violence against women and girls requires multi-sectoral and multi-actor responses, extensive opportunities exist for better engaging men and boys to prevent violence against women and girls.  Papers are invited for this Special Issue that offer theoretical, conceptual, methodological or practical guidance on what does and does not work for engaging men and boys to prevent violence against women and girls.

Dr. Nambusi Kyegombe
Guest Editor

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  • violence against women and girls
  • primary prevention
  • engaging men and boys
  • masculinities
  • intimate partner violence
  • sexual harassment
  • interventions

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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