Prison, violence, and conflict

Section edited by Kaveh Khoshnood

This section considers studies regarding the health and human rights of prison inmates and victims of violence, war, and civil conflict.

  1. Research article

    Sexual violence against female university students in Ethiopia

    Though many women are suffering the consequences of sexual violence, only few victims speak out as it is sensitive and prone to stigma. This lack of data made it difficult to get full picture of the problem an...

    Yohannes Mehretie Adinew and Mihiret Abreham Hagos

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:19

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  2. Research article

    Sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in settings affected by armed conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East: systematic review

    Sex trafficking and sexual exploitation has been widely reported, especially in conflict-affected settings, which appear to increase women’s and children’s vulnerabilities to these extreme abuses.

    Alys McAlpine, Mazeda Hossain and Cathy Zimmerman

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:34

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  3. Research article

    Assessment of prison life of persons with disability in Ghana

    Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are a unique group that are often overlooked in many developing countries due to systemic weaknesses, lack of political commitment and inadequate support from government and no...

    Joslin Dogbe, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Anthony Edusei, Gyikua Plange-Rhule, Nicholas Addofoh, Sandra Baffour-Awuah, Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Charles Hammond and Michael Owusu

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:20

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  4. Research article

    War trauma and torture experiences reported during public health screening of newly resettled Karen refugees: a qualitative study

    Karen refugees have suffered traumatic experiences that affect their physical and mental health in resettlement. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends assessing traumatic hist...

    Tonya L Cook, Patricia J Shannon, Gregory A Vinson, James P Letts and Ehtaw Dwee

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:8

    Published on: 8 April 2015

  5. Research article

    Perceptions of the effects of armed conflict on maternal and reproductive health services and outcomes in Burundi and Northern Uganda: a qualitative study

    Armed conflict potentially poses serious challenges to access and quality of maternal and reproductive health (MRH) services, resulting in increased maternal morbidity and mortality. The effects of armed confl...

    Primus Che Chi, Patience Bulage, Henrik Urdal and Johanne Sundby

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:7

    Published on: 3 April 2015

  6. Research article

    Pain when walking: individual sensory profiles in the foot soles of torture victims - a controlled study using quantitative sensory testing

    With quantitative sensory testing (QST) we recently found no differences in sensory function of the foot soles between groups of torture victims with or without exposure to falanga (beatings under the feet). C...

    Karen Prip, Ann L Persson and Bengt H Sjölund

    BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:40

    Published on: 31 December 2012