Increased Gender-based Violence Among Women Internally Displaced in Mississippi 2 Years Post–Hurricane Katrina

  title={Increased Gender-based Violence Among Women Internally Displaced in Mississippi 2 Years Post–Hurricane Katrina},
  author={Michael Anastario and Nadine Shehab and Lynn Lieberman Lawry},
  journal={Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness},
  pages={18 - 26}
ABSTRACT Objectives: Although different types of gender-based violence (GBV) have been documented in disaster-affected populations, no studies have documented a quantitative increase in rates of GBV among populations living in protracted displacement after a disaster. We aimed to assess the change in rates of GBV after Hurricane Katrina among internally displaced people (IDPs) living in travel trailer parks in Mississippi. Methods: The study design included successive cross-sectional randomized… 

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