Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Displacement: Qualitative Findings From Women in Colombia

Citation:

Wirtz, Andrea L., Kiemanh Pham, Nancy Glass, Saskia Loochkartt, Teemar Kidane, Decssy Cuspoca, Leonard R. Rubenstein, Sonal Singh, and Alexander Vu. 2014. “Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Displacement: Qualitative Findings From Women in Colombia. Journal of Conflict and Health 8 (10): 1-14.

Authors: Andrea L. Wirtz, Kiemanh Pham, Nancy Glass, Saskia Loochkartt, Teemar Kidane, Decssy Cuspoca, Leonard R. Rubenstein, Sonal Singh, Alexander Vu

Abstract:

Gender-based violence (GBV) is prevalent among, though not specific to, conflict affected populations and related to multifarious levels of vulnerability of conflict and displacement. Colombia has been marked with decades of conflict with an estimated 5.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and ongoing violence. We conducted qualitative research to understand the contexts of conflict, displacement and dynamics with GBV. This is part of a multiphase, mixed methods study, in collaboration with UNHCR, to develop a screening tool to confidentially identify cases of GBV for referral among IDP women who were survivors of GBV.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Displacement & Migration, Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence, Violence Regions: Americas, South America Countries: Colombia

Year: 2014

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