Researching Violence Against Women

Researching Violence Against Women

In an effort to improve international data on physical and sexual abuse, Researching Violence Against Women (full document, 259 pages, PDF, or by chapter) applies social science and public-health research methods to the study of gender-based violence, especially in developing or resource-poor countries. Prepared by the World Health Organization and PATH, the manual discusses effects on women's health; provides training exercises for interviewers and other resources; and encourages collaborations among researchers, advocates, and service providers.