Hidden violence is silent rape: sexual and gender-based violence in refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands
Ines Keygnaert, 2012
Although women, young people and refugees are vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) worldwide, little evidence exists concerning SGBV against refugees in Europe. Using community-based participatory research, 223 in-depth interviews were conducted with refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands. Responses were analysed using framework analysis.
From Violent Policies to Policies for Violence Prevention:Violence, power and mental health policy in 20th century South Africa
A. Butchart, B. Hamber, M. T. Blanche & M. Seedat
Strategies for the use or containment of violence have played a greater role in the dynamics of South Africa than in many other societies. As a result, references to the violent practices and policies of the past are prominent in the popular and political rhetoric of 1990s, and contemporary efforts to deal with the problem of violence are shadowed by what went before them. New policies should therefore be formulated with reference to what these historical strategies may teach us about the management of violence in the present.
PRAWA was established to promote safety and security in the African community by a creating humane criminal justice system. This is achieved through service delivery to the community in general; to particular vulnerable groups, such as prisoners, ex-prisoners, torture survivors, youths-at-risk, women, and the affected families; as well as to other personnel and stakeholders working within the formal and informal security, justice and penal systems.
Camille Giffard, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, 2000
This Handbook describes how to document and respond to allegations of torture within the international system for the protection of human rights. Also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.
The WFMH was founded in 1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The Federation, with members and contacts in 112 countries on six continents, has responded to the international mental health crisis through its role as the only worldwide grassroots advocacy and public education organization in the mental health field.
ACAT(UK) was formed in 1984 by the then British Council of Churches, with the active support of Amnesty International. ACAT is affiliated to the International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FiACAT) in Paris, and is a Body in Association with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. ACAT`s aim is to work, as Christians, for the abolition of torture worldwide. We seek to increase awareness in the Churches and among Christians of the widespread and evil use of torture and the need, for reasons of Christian faith, to campaign for its abolition.