Increased gender-based violence among women internally displaced in Mississippi 2 years post-Hurricane Katrina.

@article{Anastario2009IncreasedGV,
  title={Increased gender-based violence among women internally displaced in Mississippi 2 years post-Hurricane Katrina.},
  author={Michael P Anastario and Nadine Shehab and Lynn Lawry},
  journal={Disaster medicine and public health preparedness},
  year={2009},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={18-26}
}
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 surveys… CONTINUE READING
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