Estimating the costs of gender-based violence in the European Union

Estimating the costs of gender-based violence in the European UnionWritten by Professor Sylvia Walby and Dr Philippa Olive for the European Institute of Gender Equality (EIGE), this report provides an analysis of methodological options for estimating the costs of gender-based and intimate partner violence. From a review of literatures and previous studies it provides recommendations on methodological options available. This report includes a case study on the cost of gender-based and intimate partner violence in the UK during 2012 and produces a calculation of the costs in the EU. The report concludes that gender-based and in­timate partner violence place large costs on economy and society and that it is likely that an increase in the currently small amount spent on prevention and mitigation of harms, by increasing spending on specialised services, would lead to a decrease in the extent and impact of the violence.

The full report is available here

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Why does intimate partner violence get missed in emergency departments in England?

Thesis

This question: ‘Why does intimate partner violence get missed in emergency departments in England?’, was the starting point for my PhD research. The resultant research and thesis, ‘Classifications of intimate partner violence in hospital-based, emergency department health systems’ focused on how intimate partner violence was classified (and responded to) in emergency department consultations and in national (HES) and international (ICD-10) administrative health information systems. I was interested in the planes (and anomalies) of classifications of violence mobilised, and the significance (at different levels of health systems) that classifying partner violence in particular ways made to health care trajectories and health data.

I am currently writing and publishing articles from this study and welcome any opportunity to share, so if interested and would like more detail or information, please get in touch either through ResearchGate (Philippa Olive) or Twitter (@philippaolive).

‘Finding Cases’ – the challenges of undertaking systems level research about intimate partner violence in hospital-based health systems in England

Finding Cases Poster

‘Finding Cases’ was about the challenges for undertaking systems level research about intimate partner violence in hospital-based health systems in England. I developed this poster for an NIHR annual trainees’ conference and for the Lancaster University, Faculty of Health and Medicine advent research colloquium.

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sociology of violence, physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, emotional violence, economic violence, coercion, stalking, harassment, cyber-violence, structural violence, cultural violence, symbolic violence, intersectionality, inequality, intersectional violence, gender inequality, gender-based violence, sociology of health,  social determinants of health, health inequalities,  health impacts, measures of health, global burden of disease, GBD, valuing health, sociology of science, social science, critical realism, complexity theory, post-modernism, sociology of diagnosis, health systems, health information systems, international classification of diseases, ICD-10, injury surveillance systems,