Tagged: Violence Against Women

NEWS: South Africa: Local Efforts to Tackle Alcohol Harm

Alcohol affordability and availability are thus key drivers of gender-based violence.
Alcohol has also been identified as the 3rd leading risk factor for death and disability in South Africa. In the Western Cape region, many attempts have been made over several years to prevent and reduce alcohol harm, by governments and civil society. Unfortunately, there has been little systemic success to show for all the effort.
The Western Cape Government aims to change this by focusing on interventions that make a tangible impact in terms of reducing alcohol harm – so called game changer interventions and programs.
The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) focuses on regulating alcohol availability and affordability…

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Fueled Violence Against Women Epidemic

As BBC reports violence against women has reached epidemic proportions in South Africa. According to the Daily Maverick alcohol is a key factor fueling this rise in violence. According to BBC about 2700 women and 1000 children were murdered by men last year. Additionally there are about 100 reported rapes daily. Reportedly sexual offences including rape has increased by 4.6% this year…

REPORT: Intimate Partner Violence and Material Hardship Among Urban Mothers

The study found that women who experienced Intimate Partner Violence are substantially more likely to experience material hardship, even after controlling for a comprehensive set of static and time-varying characteristics, including material hardship at the prior wave and individual fixed effects…

REPORT: Young Women’s Narratives on Sex in the Context of Heavy Alcohol Use

With this article the researchers point to how young women’s ability to negotiate the meaning of their sexual experiences as well as that of sexual consent more generally, are interlinked with prevalent gender norms that play out in the context of friendships. The young women in this study narrated friends as more central to negotiations of sexual boundaries than sexual partners when in a context of heavy alcohol use…

NEWS: Bolivia: Alcohol Fuels Violence Against Women

Since January there has been 73 female homicides or “femicides” in Bolivia, this is the highest toll for this period in 6 years. This statistic is on top of the fact that Bolivia already has the highest femicide rate in South America. Alcohol is involved in 90% of reported cases of family violence…

NEWS: Mexico: Violence Against Girls Rising Problem

According to a UNICEF report, family violence against girls in Mexico has increased sharply by about a third from 2010 to 2014. 18,000 girls had suffered family abuse in 2010, but by 2014 the number jumped to about 24,000. About one in five girls ages 15 to 17 – almost 700,000 young women – experienced some form of family violence in 2015…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol’s Harm to Others Affects Millions

A new study reports, in America, the harms of alcohol impact 1 in 5 adults other than the alcohol user. The study found that in 2015, an estimated 53 million adults – or nearly 1 in 5 – said they had experienced at least one harm attributable to someone else’s alcohol use in the past year. That harm ranged from property damage to physical injury…

REPORT: Alcohol’s Harms to Others than the Alcohol User in the United States

Secondhand effects of alcohol in the United States are substantial and affected by sociodemographics, the harmed individual’s own alcohol use, and the presence of a heavy alcohol user in the household. Broad-based and targeted public health measures that consider AHTO risk factors are needed to reduce alcohol’s secondhand harms…

NEWS: Bolivia: Pervasive Alcohol-Fueled Violence against Women

Alcohol-fueled violence against women is of epidemic proportions in Bolivia. About 40% of the country’s total police cases involve domestic violence and alcohol is involved in 90% of cases, according to a government report on gender-based violence from 2018…

NEWS: WHO: Alcohol Major Factor in Violence against Women

WHO and partners release new package to prevent violence against women. Intimate partner violence is the highest at 37.7% in the WHO South-East Asia region. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports alcohol use is a major factor behind domestic violence.
Global estimates published by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime…