Violence against women : a neglected public health issue in less developed countries.
International conference on the social sciences and medicine. Balatonfüred HUN, 1994/10/10.
Violence against women is a significant public health issue in countries of both the industrialized and less developed world.
This paper describes the magnitude and health consequences of domestic violence and rape, with an emphasis on developing countries ; it recognizes, however, that there is a dearth of documentation regarding the wide range of activity opposing violence against women which is taking place in less developed countries.
It briefly explores the factors that perpetuate violence against women and the strategies that have evolved to respond to the problem.
It analyses the constellation of factors that may assist violence to emerge as a legitimate public health concern, and explores opportunities and obstacles to further progress in this field.
Mots-clés Pascal : Victimologie, Femme, Homme, Abus sexuel, Viol, Violence, Relation conjugale, Pays en développement, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Victimology, Woman, Human, Sexual abuse, Rape, Violence, Marital relation, Developing countries, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0636630
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 09/06/1995.