Gender-Based Violence in Global Perspective: A Curriculum for the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health Open Access

McDermott, Brittany (Spring 2018)

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Given the current political climate and rise of mainstream feminist movements, Gender-Based Violence in Global Perspective is a much-needed addition to course offerings at Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH). Gender-based violence is defined as interpersonal acts or structural conditions that result in physical, emotional, sexual, or psychological harm and are derived from socially ascribed differences between men and women. After conducting a review of courses offered at RSPH, several curriculum gaps were identified, one of which being the omission of courses discussing the risk factors and long-term effects of violence. This curriculum addresses this need by providing students an overview of gender-based violence, detailing the prevalence rates, health impacts, and current challenges. The three lessons are titled: (1) Defining Gender- Based Violence, (2) Effects of Gender-Based Violence on Health Outcomes, and (3) Sexual Violence on College Campuses. This special studies project ensures that the Hubert Department of Global Health offers more comprehensive course content, aligning with the mission of RSPH to prepare the next generation of leaders in public health in health promotion and disease prevention.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction - 1

Chapter 2: Literature Review - 4

Chapter 3: Methodology & Results - 17

Chapter 4: Curriculum - 26

Chapter 5: Conclusions - 52

Chapter 6: Annotated Bibliography - 53

Appendix - 65

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