Cumberland Lodge Briefing for the 'Violence Against Women: A Determinant of Health' conference taking place at Cumberland Lodge in February 2016

Published Date: 
Friday, 25 November 2016
Authorship: 
Nicola Sharp-Jeffs (Research Associate, 2016/17)

Violence against women causes physical, sexual, reproductive and mental ill health, but is violence against women sufficiently addressed by mainstream healthcare provision? How can we improve the healthcare services that seek to address this issue in our society?

We know that women are more likely to speak to health professionals about their experiences than to report violence directly to the police. This should place public health policy-makers and practitioners at the forefront of an integrated approach to combating violence against women, but what can be done to ensure that this happens in practice?

The Cumberland Lodge Briefing, available to download in compressed pdf format above, was launched on Friday 25 November 2016 to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is intended to feed into the cross-sector conference on ‘Violence Against Women: A Determinant of Health’, taking place at Cumberland Lodge on 6-7 February 2017.