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By Holly Johnson, Natalia Ollus, Sami Nevala (auth.)

The foreign Violence opposed to ladies Survey (IVAWS) has interviewed over 23,000 girls in 11 international locations (including Australia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Mozambique, the Philippines, Poland and Switzerland) approximately their studies with gender-based violence. Violence opposed to ladies: a global standpoint provides the comparative effects for 9 of those international locations, checking out present theories approximately male violence opposed to girls, and providing either worldwide context and implications for different components of the realm. integrated are findings on:

  • Prevalence and severity.
  • Risk components and correlates.
  • Physical and mental consequences
  • Percentage of violent incidents mentioned to police and different agencies.
  • Criminal justice procedure reaction and women’s evaluate of those
  • Plus charts, tables, and the IVAWS questionnaire.

These info are very important to researchers, advocates, and policymakers operating to aid survivors and get rid of gender-based violence around the globe. furthermore, the authors provide quick and long-range proposals, from selling gender equality and bettering carrier supply to sufferers to more suitable prevention, tracking and evaluation.

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Interviewer selection and training, and support for both respondents and interviewers, were seen as critical components to ensuring that the project was conducted in an ethical manner and that the data would have a high degree of reliability. Limitations and Issues Related to Multi-country Research Although every effort was made to adhere to sound methodological principles in designing, testing and implementing the IVAWS in these various countries, it is difficult to control for all aspects of the survey-taking process in each country.

An alternative method would be to select the most serious incident for detailed discussion but it was felt that this could bias the results. The ‘most recent incident’ method was considered to result in a more random selection of incidents, although for women who have separated from violent partners, the more recent incident which resulted in the separation may very well have been the most serious; however, this cannot be determined with certainty. It is a limitation of snapshot surveys such as the IVAWS that the progression and evolution of violence in relationships, and the complexity and nuances, cannot easily be assessed.

1 Countries participating in the IVAWS. sample sizes, response rates and methods of interviewing Country Sample size Response rate∗ Date of interviewing Australia Costa Rica Czech Republic Denmark Greece Hong Kong Italy Mozambique Philippines Poland Switzerland 6,677 908 1,980 3,589 479 1,297 25,000 2,015 2,602 2,009 1,973 December 2002–June 2003 July–August 2003 May–June 2003 October–November 2003 39% 58% 66% 52% Continuing 45% 72% 96% 99% 87% 59% May–June 2005 January–October 2006 June–August 2004 June–July 2005 March–May 2004 April–August 2003 Method of interviewing Telephone Face-to-face Face-to-face Telephone Face-to-face Telephone Telephone Face-to-face Face-to-face Face-to-face Telephone ∗ Response rates have been calculated as a percentage of completed interviews out of the number of households where initial contact was established and a woman selected to participate.

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