Special Issue "Interpersonal Violence and Sustainable Development Goals"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Psychology of Sustainability and Sustainable Development".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: interpersonal violence; bullying; cyberbullying; gender-based violence; LGTBI+ studies
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Interpersonal violence is defined as a behavior that is intended to harm another individual. It includes many acts and behaviors that range from physical, sexual, and psychological violence to deprivation and abandonment. Interpersonal violence comprises different types of manifestations, such as youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, mobbing, bullying, cyber violence, child maltreatment, and elder abuse, among others. The negative health outcomes of any type of interpersonal violence are well documented. Consequently, actions to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of significantly reducing all forms of violence (SDG 16.1) and specifically eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (SDG 5.2) have been developed across the globe during the last decade.
The present Special Issue aims to bring together projects and experiences developed in different countries to reduce interpersonal violence in its different forms and manifestations. We would also like to encourage submissions identifying relationships between interpersonal violence and SDGs, and research analyzing a wide range of risk and protective factors that should be taken into account to prevent and reduce all forms of violence. In this sense, the Special Issue will try to answer the question: how can violence elimination become a reality to achieve the SDGs?
To answer this question, all kinds of papers are welcome: conceptual, narrative reviews, systematic reviews, intervention evaluations, qualitative and quantitative studies, and experimental research. Although we encourage submissions on all manifestations of interpersonal violence, research analyzing different forms of gender-based violence is especially welcome.
Dr. Raul Navarro
Dr. Beatriz Víllora
Manuscript Submission Information
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- interpersonal violence
- Sustainable Development Goals
- gender-based violence
- child maltreatment
- elder abuse
- intimate partner violence
- sexual violence