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Samarasekera and Horton (2014) – Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls – A New Chapter


This article is a comment on a series of five Lancet papers on prevention of violence against women and girls. The article outlines what the five papers focus on, namely: assessing the evidence base for prevention interventions; discussion of the health sector’s role in care and prevention; a case for the need for men and women to be involved in effective programmes; practical lessons from experience in settings worldwide; and a call for action with recommendations and indicators to track progress during the next 5 years (2015–2020).

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Samarasekera, Udani, and Richard Horton2014. “Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls: A New Chapter.” The Lancet 385(9977):1480–82. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(14)61775-x.




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