A Systematic Review of Prevalence Studies of Gender-Based Violence in Complex Emergencies

@article{Stark2011ASR,
  title={A Systematic Review of Prevalence Studies of Gender-Based Violence in Complex Emergencies},
  author={Lindsay Stark and Alastair Ager},
  journal={Trauma, Violence, \& Abuse},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={127 - 134}
}
Current methods to estimate the incidence of gender-based violence in complex emergencies tend to rely on nonprobability samples. Population-based monitoring is undertaken relatively infrequently. This article provides a systematic review of published literature that represents attempts to quantify the magnitude of gender-based violence in emergency settings. Searches adopted a Boolean procedure, which led to initial selection of material that was then reviewed against set criteria. Only 10… Expand
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