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Pediatric Clinics of North America, Volume 68, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 339-349

This article advances SDGs 3 and 16 by explaining how among the world’s approximately 2 billion children, estimated 1.00 to 1.25 billion experience violence annually and describes the range of types of injuries and their immediate and long-term impacts on child outcomes.
On March 21, The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws" in 1960. This year’s 2021 theme is “Youth standing up against racism”. It engages the public through #FightRacism, which aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination and calls on each and every one of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. To engage, highlight, and raise awareness on racial discrimination, Elsevier presents a curated list of free access journal articles and book chapters. At Elsevier, we will #Standup4humanrights and send the message that racism is unacceptable everywhere.
In this brief perspective piece, a rural sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program is described in the hopes that dissemination will lead to increased numbers of rural SANEs, increased reporting of sexual assaults in rural and underserved communities, increased prosecution rates of sexual assault perpetrators, and program sustainability through the provision of a nurse-centered approach to training and support. This article contributes SDGs 3, 5, 9, and 16.

Forensic Science International: Reports, Volume 2, December 2020, 100121

Contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 16, this paper examines the demographic profile of female victims with intellectual disablities who were sexually assaulted and the characteristics of sexual assault.
Advancing SDGs 3, 5 and 16, this article discusses increased risk of family violence during COVID-19 pandemic and suggests that collaborations between human welfare and animal welfare agencies, expanding community partnerships, and informing the public of the great importance of reporting any concerns of abuse are all critical at this time.

Computers & Security, Volume 99, December 2020, 102066

This journal article advances SDG 5 and 16 by suggesting that gender biases play a role in how managers perceive employee security behavior. This study demonstrates the chivalry hypothesis by linking gendered criminal and computer stereotypes to bias in evaluating information systems security threats.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. Global estimates published by WHO indicate that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. Since 1981, Women's rights activists have observed November 25th as a day against gender-based violence. To mark this event, Elsevier presents a curated, open access collection of 52 journal articles and book chapters to highlight to the urgent need to end violence against women and girls.
Contributing to SDGs 5, 9 and 16, this article explores a new ecological working framework built as a multilevel platform useful for understanding and preventing the victimisation of women by drug-facilitated sexual assault.

Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volume 75, October 2020, 102035

Contributing to SDGs 5 and 16, this paper discusses dowry homicides involving fire.
In this article, a multifocal analytical strategy based on an intersectional gender-sensitive approach was used to analyse the evidence coming from both forensic case studies and contextual studies about sexual interrelation and drug use. The paper contributes to SDGs 5, 9, and 16.