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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. Treatment and special protection of the rights of incarcerated young people in prisons are mandated under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), as well as under United Nations (UN) human rights instruments.

    Authors: Marie-Claire Van Hout and Rosemary Mhlanga-Gunda

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:17

    Content type: Research article

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  2. In recent times, sub-Saharan African (SSA) prisons have seen a substantial increase in women prisoners, including those incarcerated with children.

    Authors: Marie-Claire Van Hout and Rosemary Mhlanga-Gunda

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2019 19:13

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Words matter when describing people involved in the criminal justice system because language can have a significant impact upon health, wellbeing, and access to health information and services. However, termin...

    Authors: Nguyen Toan Tran, Stéphanie Baggio, Angela Dawson, Éamonn O’Moore, Brie Williams, Precious Bedell, Olivier Simon, Willem Scholten, Laurent Getaz and Hans Wolff

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:41

    Content type: Debate

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  4. Smaller groups of victims of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation – such as male victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), victims of elder abuse, victims of abuse by carers, victims of parent abuse, vic...

    Authors: Roderik F Viergever, Nicki Thorogood, Judith RLM Wolf and Mary Alison Durand

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:39

    Content type: Debate

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  5. More than 17.000 Palestinians were injured during different Israeli military incursions on the Gaza Strip from 2006 to 2014. Many suffered traumatic extremity amputations. We describe the injuries, complicatio...

    Authors: Hanne Edøy Heszlein-Lossius, Yahya Al-Borno, Samar Shaqqoura, Nashwa Skaik, Lasse Melvaer Giil and Mads Gilbert

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:34

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Sub Saharan African (SSA) prisons have seen a substantial increase in women prisoners in recent years. Despite this increase, women prisoners constitute a minority in male dominated prison environments, and th...

    Authors: Marie Claire Van Hout and Rosemary Mhlanga-Gunda

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:31

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Exposure to interparental violence (EIPV) has been identified as a risk factor for intimate partner violence (IPV). However, studies in Nigeria have rarely and specifically examined exposure to interparental v...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2018 18:1

    Content type: Research article

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  8. During the era of apartheid in South Africa, a number of mental health professionals were vocal about the need for socio-economic and political reform. They described the deleterious psychological and social i...

    Authors: Jason Bantjes, Leslie Swartz and Pieter Niewoudt

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:29

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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...

    Authors: Yohannes Mehretie Adinew and Mihiret Abreham Hagos

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:19

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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.

    Authors: Alys McAlpine, Mazeda Hossain and Cathy Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:34

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:20

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:8

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2015 15:7

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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...

    Authors: Karen Prip, Ann L Persson and Bengt H Sjölund

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:40

    Content type: Research article

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