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Author Walby, Sylvia, author.

Title The concept and measurement of violence / Sylvia Walby, Jude Towers, Susie Balderston, Consuelo Corradi, Brian Francis, Markku Heiskanen, Karin Helweg-Larsen, Lut Mergaert, Philippa Olive, Emma Palmer, Heidi Stöckl and Sofia Strid.

Publication Info. Bristol : Policy Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 177 pages).
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Series Policy press shorts : policy and practice
Policy Press shorts. Policy & practice.
Summary Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. The extent of violence against women is currently hidden. How should violence be measured? How should research and new ways of thinking about violence improve its measurement? Could improved measurement change policy? The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms. It reflects on theoretical debates on 'what is gender', 'what is violence', and 'the concept of coercive control'. and introduces the concept of 'gender saturated context'. Analysing the socially constructed nature of statistics and the links between knowledge and power, it sets new standards and guidelines to influence the measurement of violence in the coming decades.
Both a guide to international debate on the measurement of gender-based violence (GBV) for policy purposes and a handbook on how those measurements can be best achieved, this book draws on cutting-edge statistical research to propose new measurement methods designed for promoting gender equality in the contemporary world. As policy aimed at reducing violence or providing assistance to women rarely tackles the underlying issue of gender inequality, and vice versa, there exists a clear need for guidance. Covering homicide (and femicide specifically), rape and sexual assault, domestic and intimate partner violence, female genital mutilation, and human trafficking, and including practical tools such as definitions of key terms, indicators, and coordination mechanisms, this book provides a framework for measuring GBV that will shape service design, service delivery, and research practices. Engaging with the political nature of statistics and the links between knowledge and power, The Concept and Measurement of Violence against Women and Men has the potential to set new standards and guidelines for decades to come.-- Provided by Publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: measuring violence to end violence -- Legal and policy developments -- Conceptualising violence and gender -- Different forms of violence -- Collecting data -- Coordination -- A new measurement framework and its indicators.
Note Print version record.
Subject Violence -- Research -- Methodology.
Gender mainstreaming -- Research -- Methodology.
Family violence -- Research -- Methodology.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Abuse -- Domestic Partner Abuse.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Towers, Jude, author.
Balderston, Susie, author.
Corradi, Consuelo, author.
Francis, Brian, author.
Heiskanen, Markku, author.
Helweg-Larsen, Karin, author.
Mergaert, Lut, author.
Olive, Philippa, author.
Palmer, Emma, author.
Stöckl, Heidi, author.
Strid, Sofia, author.
Other Form: Print version: Walby, Sylvia. Concept and measurement of violence against women and men. Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL, USA : Policy Press, 2017 9781447332633 (OCoLC)976253459
ISBN 9781447332640 (electronic bk.)
1447332644 (electronic bk.)
9781447332633 (paperback)
1447332636 (paperback)
9781447332657 (epub)
1447332652 (epub)
9781447332671 (mobi)
1447332679 (mobi)

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