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.
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American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 60, Issue 1, Supplement 1, 2021, Pages S87-S97

This journal article advances SDG 3, 5, and 10 by showing how for women with the most resources, having some empowerment may be helpful, but for women with some—but not a lot—of financial resources, a high level of empowerment is required to influence child vaccination.
This chapter sets out to identify key dimensions of oppression and allyship in nursing, where nurses coming from dominant or privileged groups take action to reject and dismantle conditions of oppression.
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.
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International Business Review, Volume 29, Issue 5, October 2020, 101737

This paper studies the moderating role of gender equality on female director efficacy. Female directors in gender-equal countries accumulate more human capital. They also enjoy better boardroom dynamics. Gender equality strengthens female director efficacy on improving firm performance. It also strengthens their efficacy on reducing earnings management and risk taking.
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.
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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.
This book chapter discusses how new policies are needed to reorient the food system so that it prioritizes smallholder communities, with a renewed focus on the needs and aspirations of women, advancing SDG 2 ad SDG 5.

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