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The concept and measurement of violence against women and men

According to data from the World Health Organisation violence against women is widespread; one in three women worldwide will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. This publication offers a solution to the current choice between invisibility of gender and segregation of women in the measurement of violence.

It offers new thinking on the concept of gender, drawing on developments in gender theory. Five ‘gender saturated’ dimensions are identified and defined so they can be measured. These enable the mainstreaming of gender in violence instead of the unsatisfactory alternatives currently in place. The digital PDF version of this publication is available online under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 license.