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A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective

What role does physical and virtual space play in gender-based violence (GBV)? Experts from the Global North and South use wide-ranging case studies – from public harassment in India and Kenya to the role of Twitter users in women’s harassment – to examine how spaces can facilitate or prevent GBV and showcase strategies for prevention and intervention from women and LGBTQ+ people.

Students and academics from a range of disciplines will discover how existing research connects with practice and policy developments, the current gaps in research and a future agenda for GBV studies.

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Introduction Gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health affect all areas of development, from human wellbeing to economic growth. Living a life free from violence and with autonomy over one’s own body and sexuality are fundamental human rights. The fact that these are so frequently denied to girls and women is one reason why the feminist movement in Latin America, whose campaign priorities above all deal with tackling femicide and impunity, and guaranteeing sexual and reproductive rights, is growing exponentially ( El País , 2020 ; Tesoriero

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PART I Rurality and Gender- based Violence

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101 FIVE Gender-based Violence Assessment in the Health Sector and Beyond Michele R. Decker, Elizabeth Miller, and Nancy Glass Introduction Over the past three decades, gender-based violence (GBV) has emerged as a primary threat to health and human rights globally. GBV is defined as types of violence that primarily women and girls experience, including physical violence (for example, being hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked, hurt with a weapon, or otherwise physically hurt), sexual violence (for example, unprotected forced sex and coercive behaviors

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Policy, Prevention and Educational Initiatives
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Until recently, higher education in the UK has largely failed to recognise gender-based violence (GBV) on campus, but following the UK government task force set up in 2015, universities are becoming more aware of the issue. And recent cases in the media about the sexualised abuse of power in institutions such as universities, Parliament and Hollywood highlight the prevalence and damaging impact of GBV.

In this book, academics and practitioners provide the first in-depth overview of research and practice in GBV in universities. They set out the international context of ideologies, politics and institutional structures that underlie responses to GBV in elsewhere in Europe, in the US, and in Australia, and consider the implications of implementing related policy and practice.

Presenting examples of innovative British approaches to engagement with the issue, the book also considers UK, EU and UN legislation to give an international perspective, making it of direct use to discussions of ‘what works’ in preventing GBV.

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Introduction Victims of gender-based violence (GBV) who are non-citizens of the United States may seek lawful immigration statuses through legal pathways to escape abuses and receive services in the United States. Immigration/non-citizen status refers to a foreign-born individual’s permission to lawfully reside in the United States. A non-citizen’s status can be limited by the amount of time they are permitted to be in the United States, the type of work they are and are not allowed to engage in, who they are able to marry, and what activities (such as

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places as there is a disregard for space, place and time. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a form of violence that includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional and psychological abuse, as well as threats, coercion, and economic and educational deprivation. This violence is directed at persons based on their biological sex or gender identity and can occur in both public and private aspects of one’s life ( Ott, 2021 ). GBV is the most pervasive, yet least recognised, international human rights violation that impacts every element of victims’ lives ( Johnson, 2010 ). This

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Interdisciplinary Approaches

Gender-based violence (GBV) can take many forms and have detrimental effects across generations and cultures. The triangulation of GBV, rurality and rural culture is a challenging and essential topic and this edited collection provides an innovative analysis of GBV in rural communities.

Focusing on under-studied and/or oppressed groups such as immigrants and LGBT+ people, the book explores new theories on patterns of violence. Giving insights into GBV education and prevention, the text introduces community justice and victim advocacy approaches to tackling issues of GBV in rural areas. From policy review into actionable change, the editors examine best practices to positively affect the lives of survivors.

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23 THREE From the streets to social policy: how to end gender-based violence against women Özlem Altıok The problem Until the 1970s, violence against women (VAW) was framed as a private issue and remained conspicuously absent from the public sphere and policy debates. Today, owing to decades of protest by women’s movements in different parts of the world, VAW—and gender-based violence (GBV) directed against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and other non-heteronormative (LGBTQI+) individuals—is widely recognized as a serious

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PART I Gender- Based Violence in Urban and Community Spaces

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