Gender and Torture, Does it Matter? An Exploration of the Ways in which Gender Influences the Impact of Torture and Rehabilitation Services

Gender and Torture, Does it Matter? An Exploration of the Ways in which Gender Influences the Impact of Torture and Rehabilitation Services

This report forms part of a larger project which aimed at developing a contextually-informed, evidence-based psychosocial model for the rehabilitation of victims of torture. When developing this project it became clear that it presented an opportunity to explore gender aspects of torture and its consequences. By reviewing the literature available, looking at the analysis of 514 individual session process notes of counselling sessions held with victims of torture, and using a consensus building process with several experienced people in the field, this reports offers important information into the ways in which gender plays a role in the way in which torture is experienced and rehabilitation therefrom.

 

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Rachel Goodman
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Rachel Goodman is an intern at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and master's student in Justice and Transformation at UCT.

Monica Bandeira
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Monica Bandeira is a qualified psychologist with extensive experience in research and monitoring and evaluation.

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