Violence against women is exists across all cultural and socio-economic contexts. Among the various forms of violence that girls and women suffer, sexual violence is often the least visible and least reported. Throughout the world, boys and men are largely the perpetrators of sexual violence [1, 2], and girls and women the victims [3, 4]. It is increasingly understood that men’s use of violence is generally a learned behaviour, rooted in the ways that boys and men are socialized.
• Primary Prevention (including Community-Based Interventions);
• Responding to Sexual Violence: Models of Care;
•Conflict and Crisis
A Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Briefing Paper
Wynne Russell,* Alastair Hilton, Michael Peel, Lizle Loots, Liz Dartnall