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Higher education as a platform for capacity building to address violence against women and promote gender equality: the Swedish example
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Public health science. epartment of Health Sciences, The Swedish Red Cross University College, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0459-1496
Department of Health Sciences, The Swedish Red Cross University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
2018 (English)In: Public Health Reviews, ISSN 0301-0422, E-ISSN 2107-6952, Vol. 39, article id 31Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Violence against women is an acknowledged public and global health problem which has adverse consequences for women's health. Education, especially higher education, has long been identified as an important arena for addressing the problem and promoting gender equality. Two measures recently put in place in the Swedish higher education have brought the role of the sector into focus. The first is the inclusion of gender equality as a measurable outcome in quality assurance in higher education. The second measure is the amendment of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance to include mandatory knowledge of VAW in the degree programme of seven selected relevant professional groups. The potentials of both measures to positively contribute to the gender equality discourse, as well as improving capacity building for the public health workforce who encounter VAW, are discussed.

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2018. Vol. 39, article id 31
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Active citizens, European higher education, Gender equality, Healthcare sector, Public health workforce, Quality assurance, Sweden, Swedish higher education, Violence against women, women’s rights
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28696DOI: 10.1186/s40985-018-0108-5ISI: 000450571600001PubMedID: 30473904Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85056998151OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-28696DiVA, id: diva2:1266496
Available from: 2018-11-28 Created: 2018-11-28 Last updated: 2018-12-10Bibliographically approved

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