in Uganda, Kenya,
Summary of a Joint Workshop by
the Institute of Medicine,
the National Research Council, and
the Uganda National Academy of Sciences
Louise Flavahan, Rapporteur
Forum on Global Violence Prevention
Board on Global Health
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NOTICE: The workshop that is the subject of this workshop summary was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.
This activity was supported by a contract between the National Academy of Sciences and a generous anonymous donor. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the activity.
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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine) and NRC (National Research Council). 2015. Preventing intimate partner violence in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania: Summary of a joint workshop by the Institute of Medicine, the National Research Council, and the Uganda National Academy of Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR THE WORKSHOP
ON PREVENTING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
IN UGANDA, KENYA, AND TANZANIA1
JACQUELYN CAMPBELL (Co-Chair), Anna D. Wolfe Chair and Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
EDWARD KIRUMIRA (Co-Chair), Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Makerere University
KARIM MANJI, Professor in Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Muhimbili University
JESSIE MBWAMBO, Senior Specialist Psychiatrist and Senior Researcher, Muhimbili University
TINA MUSUYA, Executive Director, Center for Domestic Violence Prevention, Uganda
CHI-CHI UNDIE, Associate, Population Council, Kenya
1 Institute of Medicine planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteur and the institution.
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FORUM ON GLOBAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION1
JACQUELYN C. CAMPBELL (Co-Chair), Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
MARK L. ROSENBERG (Co-Chair), President and Chief Executive Officer, The Task Force for Global Health
ALBERT J. ALLEN, Senior Medical Fellow, Bioethics and Pediatric Capabilities, Global Medical Affairs and Development Center of Excellence, Eli Lilly and Company
FRANCES ASHE-GOINS, Deputy Director, Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
SUSAN BISSELL, Associate Director, Child Protection Section, United Nations Children’s Fund
ARTURO CERVANTES TREJO, National Institute of Educational Evaluation, Mexico
KATHY GREENLEE, Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
RODRIGO V. GUERRERO, Mayor, Cali, Colombia
DAVID HEMENWAY, Professor of Health Policy; Director, Injury Control Research Center and the Youth Violence Prevention Center, Harvard University School of Public Health
FRANCES HENRY, Advisor, F. Felix Foundation
L. ROWELL HUESMANN, Amos N. Tversky Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Communication Studies; Director, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
CAROL M. KURZIG, President, Avon Foundation for Women
VALERIE MAHOLMES, Chief, Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch, National Institutes of Health
BRIGID MCCAW, Medical Director, NCal Family Violence Prevention Program, Kaiser Permanente
JAMES A. MERCY, Special Advisor for Strategic Directions, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MICHELE MOLONEY-KITTS, Managing Director, Together for Girls
LAURA MOSQUEDA, Associate Dean of Primary Care, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
1 Institute of Medicine forums and roundtables do not issue, review, or approve individual documents. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteur and the institution.
MARGARET M. MURRAY, Director, Global Alcohol Research Program, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health
JOHN T. PICARELLI, Program Manager for Transnational Issues, National Institute of Justice
COLLEEN SCANLON, Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Catholic Health Initiatives
MAISHA SIMMONS, Program Officer, Vulnerable Populations Team, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
EVELYN TOMASZEWSKI, Senior Policy Advisor, Human Rights and International Affairs, National Association of Social Workers
ELIZABETH WARD, Chair, Violence Prevention Alliance, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
AUDREY GROCE, Senior Program Assistant
RACHEL M. TAYLOR, Associate Program Officer
KIMBERLY SCOTT, Senior Program Officer
JULIE WILTSHIRE, Financial Associate
PATRICK W. KELLEY, Senior Board Director, Board on Global Health
This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published workshop summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the workshop summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary:
TINA L. BLOOM, University of Missouri
JACQUELYN C. CAMPBELL, Johns Hopkins University
NANCY GLASS, Johns Hopkins University
JESSIE MBWAMBO, Muhimbili University
TINA MUSUYA, Center for Domestic Violence Prevention, Uganda
Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this workshop summary was overseen by Eli Y. Adashi, Professor of Medical Science and Former Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine, he
was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this workshop summary rests entirely with the rapporteur and the institution.
The Forum on Global Violence Prevention was established to develop multisectoral collaboration among stakeholders. Violence prevention is a cross-disciplinary field that could benefit from increased dialogue among researchers, policy makers, funders, and practitioners. As awareness of the insidious and pervasive nature of violence grows, so too does the imperative to mitigate and prevent it. The Forum seeks to illuminate and explore evidence-based approaches to the prevention of violence.
A number of individuals contributed to the development of this workshop and report. These include a number of staff members from the Institute of Medicine and the National Academies. The Forum staff, including Louise Flavahan, Kimberly Scott, and Rachel Taylor, put forth considerable effort to ensure this workshop and report’s success.
The planning committee contributed several hours of service to develop and execute the agenda, with the guidance of Forum membership. Reviewers also provided thoughtful remarks in reading the draft manuscript. Finally, these efforts would not be possible without the work of the Forum membership itself, an esteemed body of individuals dedicated to the concept that violence is preventable.
This workshop was made possible through the support of a generous anonymous donor. The overall successful functioning of the Forum and its activities depends on the generosity of its sponsors. Financial support for the Forum on Global Violence Prevention is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Administration on Community Living, Office on Women’s Health; Anheuser-Busch InBev; the Archstone Foundation; the Avon Foundation for Women; BD (Becton, Dickinson &
Company); Catholic Health Initiatives; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the F. Felix Foundation, Kaiser Permanente; the National Institute for Educational Evaluation, Mexico; the National Institutes of Health: National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); and the U.S. Department of Justice: National Institute of Justice.
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