Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Latin American and Caribbean Region: A Critical Review of Interventions

Authored by: Sarah Bott, Mary Ellsberg, and Andrew Morrison

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Year: 2004
Citation: Bott, Sarah, Mary Ellsberg, and Andrew Morrison. "Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Critical Review of Interventions." Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank, 2004.

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Executive Summary

Morrison, Ellsberg, and Bott present an overview of gender-based violence (GBV) in Latin America, with special emphasis on good practice interventions to prevent GBV or offer services to its survivors or perpetrators. The authors examine good practice approaches in justice, health, education, and multisectoral approaches. In each sector, they identify good practices for: (1) law and policies; (2) institutional reforms; (3) community-level interventions; and (4) individual behavior change strategies. The authors offer conclusions and recommendations for future work on gender-based violence.