To help create awareness and take steps towards eliminating violence against women, November 25th is designated as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Elsevier has curated a freely available Special Collection of book chapters and journal articles related to this important theme to highlight the urgent need to end violence against women and girls.

Forensic Science International: Mind and Law, Volume 2, November 2021

A look at forensic psychiatry in Africa and how it's developed.

Data in Brief, Volume 39, 2021, 107547

Map showing demographics of survey respondents.
The data in this article investigated the extent of human rights awareness in the Northwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria and its relationship with the characteristics of the population in the light of limited human rights claims in the region.
Midwives and women's perspectives on family planning in Jordan: human rights, gender equity, decision-making and power dynamics.
This qualitative study explored experiences of gender discrimination and sexual harassment among male nurses currently working at hospitals in Korea. Male nurses experienced various stereotypes as members of a minority in a female-led profession and experienced gender discrimination by patients, nursing colleagues, and institutions.
Graph showing differences in energy consumption in the USA
In this work Nock, Qiu, and co-workers highlighted the larger impact of energy insecurity on low-income and ethnic minority populations that have been experience due to COVID-19.
The findings from this study support SDGs 10 and 3 by suggesting that mental and physical health impairments following COVID-19 hospitalisation are only weakly associated with the severity of the acute illness, and that other underlying mechanisms are involved. There is a potential to stratify and personalise care to reduce the burden of disease after hospitalisation.
Diagram showing the age-adjusted cumulative COVID-19 mortality between Jan 24, 2020, and Feb 28, 2021, by disability status and sex. Upper and lower lines of each colour represent the upper and lower bounds of the bootstrapped 95% CI.
This study support SDGs 10 and 3 by showing that rates of death from COVID-19 were higher for disabled people than for non-disabled people, particularly among younger disabled people, disabled women, and people with greater levels of activity limitation. These findings suggest that disabled people should be considered in the COVID-19 response, including in data analysis and implementation of protective measures.
This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by focusing on educationally meaningful methods to develop programs that exploit voice recognition engines, based on cloud services, so that a smartphone device can remotely trigger typical farming actions or query the values of several critical parameters of the farm specifically for the elderly and disabled.
The concept of “Smart City (SC)” has been proposed and adopted by various city planners and policymakers as a means to enable efficient transportation systems, sustainable mixed land uses, and high-quality urban services, in an effort to improve citizens’ quality of life. However, it may unintentionally reinforce existing inequalities. In particular, without appropriate strategies that support inclusion, persons with disabilities and seniors may experience social and digital exclusion in communities.