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Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondSo this is the beginning of week three. I went to remind you I am particularly this week to consider the health warning that we issued at the beginning of the course. Some of the materials that we use may well invoke personal memories for you. That's especially important this week because some of the materials that we use could be considered to be quite graphic. We make no apology for this. It's important that we don't distance ourselves or gloss over the experiences that women and children who are victims of gender based violence have experienced in their day to day lives. We explore the impact of gender based violence on all of those who are affected by it.

Skip to 0 minutes and 48 secondsWe'll look at the impact on children, and we'll hear the voices of some children telling their own stories about how gender based violence has impacted on them. We'll hear the voice of some victim survivors, some women who have courageously lived down some of their thoughts and feelings on the experiences that they've had. And we'll hear some of the reflections on perpetrators, some of the kind of high profile perpetrators that we have been made aware of in recent years, and the impact that their behaviours have not only on the people on whom they inflicted the violence, but also in themselves.

Welcome to Week 3

This week we will explore a range of issues in relation to the impact of gender-based violence on all of those affected by it.

The impact on children, on women and also on perpetrators will be examined with particular reference to the concept of trauma. We will look at the impact on health and well-being, both physical and mental and how this is manifest in daily life. We will also consider issues related to the overall impact of Gender-based Violence (GBV) on society in term of social and relational impact as well as the economic impact that is estimated to be considerable.

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Understanding Violence Against Women: Myths and Realities

University of Strathclyde

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