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Global burden of armed violence

Corporate author: Geneva Declaration Secretariat Publisher: Geneva Declaration Secretariat, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 162 p. : Graphs/Maps/Photos ; 21 cm.ISBN: 2828801012Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Global Burden of Armed Violence Contents Executive Summary....................................................................................................... 1 Dimensions of armed violence.................................................................................................... 2 Preventing and reducing armed violence.................................................................................... 6 CHAPTER ONE Direct Conflict Death ................................................................................... 9 A short history of estimates of direct conflict deaths................................................................... 10 Measuring the global burden of direct conflict deaths ................................................................ 13 The risk of dying in armed conflict............................................................................................... 26 Conclusion .................................................................................................................................. 28 CHAPTER TWO The Many Victims of War: Indirect Conflict Deaths.................................. 31 What is excess mortality?............................................................................................................ 33 Challenges to collecting and using data on indirect deaths........................................................ 34 Methods for quantifying indirect conflict deaths.......................................................................... 36 Direct versus indirect deaths in recent conflicts.......................................................................... 39 Conclusion .................................................................................................................................. 42 CHAPTER THREE Armed Violence After War: Categories, Causes, and Consequences................................................................. 49 Disaggregating post-conflict armed violence............................................................................... 50 Risk factors facing post-conflict societies ................................................................................... 58 Conclusion: promoting security after conflict .............................................................................. 63 CHAPTER FOUR Lethal Encounters: Non-conflict Armed Violence................................... 67 Defining and measuring violent deaths....................................................................................... 68 Estimating global homicide levels .............................................................................................. 71 Behind the numbers: trends and distribution of violent deaths.................................................... 75 Armed violence and the criminal justice system.......................................................................... 82 Conclusion: knowledge gaps and policy implications ................................................................. 85 CHAPTER FIVE What's in a Number? Estimating the Economic Costs of Armed Violence.............................................. 89 Approaches to costing armed violence...................................................................................... 91 Costing armed violence in a sample of countries ...................................................................... 97 Estimating the global economic costs of non-conflict armed violence....................................... 99 Positive effects of armed violence?............................................................................................ 102 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................. 105 CHAPTER SIX Armed Violence Against Women................................................................ 109 The gender dimensions of armed violence ............................................................................... 110 Violence against women in conflict settings .............................................................................. 112 Non-conflict violence against women......................................................................................... 115 Intimate partner violence............................................................................................................ 117 Sexual violence.......................................................................................................................... 118 Honour killings ........................................................................................................................... 120 Dowry-related violence .............................................................................................................. 121 Acid attacks ............................................................................................................................... 121 Female infanticide and sex-selective abortion .......................................................................... 122 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................. 123 CHAPTER SEVEN Other Forms of Armed Violence: Making the Invisible Visible ..................................................................................... 125 Armed groups and gangs........................................................................................................... 126 Extrajudicial killings, disappearances, and kidnapping.............................................................. 130 Armed violence and aid workers................................................................................................ 138 Conclusions................................................................................................................................ 139 Bibliography.................................................................................................................... 141 List of Illustrations.......................................................................................................... 157

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