Systematic review of prevention and management strategies for the consequences of gender-based violence in refugee settings.

Author:

Asgary, R., Emery, E., & Wong, M.

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Date:

2013

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Gender-based Violence and Disaster

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English

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Asgary, R., Emery, E., & Wong, M. (2013). Systematic review of prevention and management strategies for the consequences of gender-based violence in refugee settings. International health, 5(2): pp. 85-91.

Uncertainties continue regarding effective strategies to prevent and address the consequences of gender-based violence (GBV) among refugees. Twelve databases and the regional and global indices of the WHO Global Health Library were searched for English-language clinical, public health, basic and social science studies evaluating strategies to prevent and manage health sequelae of GBV among refugees. Multiple panels of expert recommendations and guidelines were not supported by primary data on actual displaced populations. There is a dire need for research that evaluates the efficacy and effectiveness of various responses to GBV to ultimately allow a transition from largely theoretical and expertise driven to a more evidence-based field.