Measuring Violence Against Women Amidst War and Displacement in Northern Uganda Using the “Neighbourhood Method”

  • Citation: Stark, L, L Roberts, W Wheaton, A Acham, N Boothby, and A Ager. “Measuring Violence Against Women Amidst War and Displacement in Northern Uganda Using the ‘neighbourhood Method.’” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (1979) 64, no. 12 (December 2010): 1056–61.
    • Topics:
    • Transnational Issues
    • Keywords:
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • gender-based violence
    • northern Uganda
    • neighbourhood methodology

Background Gender-based violence is viewed as a significant problem in conflict-affected regions throughout the world. However, humanitarian organizations typically have been unable to reliably estimate the incidence of rape, intimate partner violence and other forms of sexual abuse in such settings. Such estimates are required to inform programming in contexts such as northern Uganda.

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