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Responding to women's experiences of sexual assault in institutional and care settings

11 Nov 2011
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This paper outlines key issues in institutional and care settings with identifying and responding to women’s recent and past experiences of sexual assault.

This paper draws together the common or shared elements of various institutions identified in the literature and considers the historical socio-political context of women’s institutionalisation. It also considers the prevalence of sexual assault, both current and historical, within various institutional settings and explore some of the barriers to disclosing and responding to sexual assault within these settings. Finally, the authors discuss the relevance of cultural and structural issues in responding to address sexual assault within institutional settings.

 

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2011
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