Tag Archives: violence & conflict

Local constructions of gender-based violence amongst IDPs in northern Uganda: analysis of…

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant problem in conflict-affected settings.

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Safety, trust, and disclosure: A qualitative examination of violence against refugee…

Publication date: March 2018 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 200 Author(s): Laura Gauer Bermudez, Lauren Parks, Sarah R.

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Evaluating the communities care program: best practice for rigorous research to evaluate gender…

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a significant issue for women and girls in humanitarian settings.

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The effects of workplace respect and violence on nurses’ job satisfaction in Ghana: a…

Studies have established the negative effects of workplace disrespect and violence on the personal and professional well-being of nurses.

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Does exposure to interparental violence increase women’s risk of intimate partner violence?…

Exposure to interparental violence (EIPV) has been identified as a risk factor for intimate partner violence (IPV).

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Sensory storytelling: what are artists’ responsibilities when creating immersive digital…

Karen Palmer is a digital filmmaker and storyteller from London who’s doing a dual residence at ThoughtWorks in Manhattan and TED New York to further develop a project called RIOT, described as an ‘emotionally responsive, live-action film with 3D sound.’ The film uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, various biometric readings, and facial recognition to take a person through a personalized journey during dangerous riot. Karen Palmer, the future of immersive filmmaking, Future of Storytelling (FoST)  Karen describes RIOT as ‘bespoke film that reflects your reality.’ As you watch the film, the film is also watching you and adapting to your experience of viewing it. Using a series of biometric readings (the team is experimenting with eye tracking, facial recognition, gait analysis, infrared to capture body temperature, and an emerging technology that tracks heart rate by monitoring the capillaries under a person’s eyes) the film shifts and changes. The biometrics and AI create a “choose your own adventure” type of immersive film experience, except that the choice is made by your body’s reactions to different scenarios. A unique aspect of Karen’s work is that the viewer doesn’t need to wear any type of gear for the experience

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Direct provision versus facility collection of HIV self-tests among female sex workers in…

by Katrina Ortblad, Daniel Kibuuka Musoke, Thomson Ngabirano, Aidah Nakitende, Jonathan Magoola, Prossy Kayiira, Geoffrey Taasi, Leah G. Barresi, Jessica E. Haberer, Margaret A. McConnell, Catherine E. Oldenburg, Till Bärnighausen Background HIV self-testing allows HIV testing at any place and time and without health workers

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Control under times of uncertainty: the relationship between hospital competition and…

Recently, cases of medical disputes and even acts of violence toward physicians by patients in China have been escalating.

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Female garment workers’ experiences of violence in their homes and workplaces in Bangladesh:…

Publication date: January 2018 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 196 Author(s): Ruchira Naved, Tabassum Rahman, Samantha Willan, Rachel Jewkes, Andrew Gibbs The ways in which women’s engagement in paid work shapes their experiences of violence in the home and workplace is widely debated, particularly in Bangladesh, but rarely considered together.

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HIV self-testing among female sex workers in Zambia: A cluster randomized controlled trial

by Michael M. Chanda, Katrina F. Ortblad, Magdalene Mwale, Steven Chongo, Catherine Kanchele, Nyambe Kamungoma, Andrew Fullem, Caitlin Dunn, Leah G. Barresi, Guy Harling, Till Bärnighausen, Catherine E.

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The association between female genital fistula symptoms and gender-based violence: A…

Objective The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), which include standardized questions on female genital fistula symptoms, provide a unique opportunity to evaluate the epidemiology of fistula.

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Risky movies, risky behaviors, and ethnic identity among Black adolescents

Publication date: Available online 13 November 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Amy Bleakley, Morgan E.

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The symbolic violence of ‘outbreak’: A mixed methods, quasi-experimental impact evaluation…

Publication date: Available online 11 November 2017 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Eugene T.

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HIV prevalence and behavioral and psychosocial factors among transgender women and cisgender…

by Tonia Poteat, Benjamin Ackerman, Daouda Diouf, Nuha Ceesay, Tampose Mothopeng, Ky-Zerbo Odette, Seni Kouanda, Henri Gautier Ouedraogo, Anato Simplice, Abo Kouame, Zandile Mnisi, Gift Trapence, L. Leigh Ann van der Merwe, Vicente Jumbe, Stefan Baral Introduction Sub-Saharan Africa bears more than two-thirds of the worldwide burden of HIV; however, data among transgender women from the region are sparse. Transgender women across the world face significant vulnerability to HIV. This analysis aimed to assess HIV prevalence as well as psychosocial and behavioral drivers of HIV infection among transgender women compared with cisgender (non-transgender) men who have sex with men (cis-MSM) in 8 sub-Saharan African countries. Methods and findings Respondent-driven sampling targeted cis-MSM for enrollment

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