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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.
Elsevier,

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.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by presenting data from an interrupted time series showing the economic and psyschological impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on women and families in Rupganj upazila, a region in rural Bangladesh. Women reported greater food insecurity due to reduced family income, an increase in symptoms of depression and anxiety, and an increase in intimate partner violence during the lockdown, ranging from emotional violence (threats, humiliation, and insults) to moderate to severe physical violence or sexual violence.
Contributing to SDGs 3, 5 and 10, this article examines how COVID-19 lockdowns have presented substantial risks to the wellbeing of women, particularly through economic inequality and exposure to intimate partner violence.
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.
Elsevier,

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.
Contributing to SDGs 5 and 16, this study reviewed forensic records of sexual assault examinations carried out in different Italian health facilities and correlated these findings with the results of the forensic DNA analyses.
Elsevier,

Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 82, September–October 2020, 102402

To better understand how gender impacts parliamentary representation, the authors analysed representative claims made by parliamentarians in India, the world's largest democracy. Applying critical frame analysis to plenary debates in the Indian Rajya Sabha, the paper examined four parliamentary bills addressing violence against women and children under four successive governments between 1999 and 2019, contributing to SDGs 5 and 16.

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