Measuring Physical Violence and Rape Against Somali Women Using the Neighborhood Method

Angela Parcesepe, Lindsay Stark, Leslie Roberts, Neil Boothby

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Abstract

This study was conducted to estimate prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV) among female Somalis in Ethiopian refugee camps and host communities, compare prevalence in camps and communities, and compare prevalence in flight and in camp. Systematic random sampling was used to select households in Awbare camp (n = 85), Awbare town (n = 76), and Kebribeyah camp (n = 83). GBV was common and overwhelmingly domestic. Prevalence was higher in Awbare town than Kebribeyah camp. Women were at increased risk of GBV in camp compared with in flight. The domestic nature of GBV in humanitarian settings requires attention. Assumptions about violence in humanitarian settings should be further tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)798-816
Number of pages19
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • physical violence
  • refugee
  • sexual violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Law
  • Sociology and Political Science

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