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NCJ Number: NCJ 241805     Find in a Library
Title: Managing in the Contemporary World: Rape Victims’ and Supporters’ Experiences of Barriers Within the Police and the Health Care System in Tanzania
Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:26  Issue:16  Dated:November 2011  Pages:3187 to 3209
Author(s): Projestine S. Muganyizi, MMed ; Lennarth Nyström, Ph.D. ; Pia Axemo, Ph.D. ; Maria Emmelin, Ph.D.
Date Published: 11/2011
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: UmeƄ Centre for Global Health Research
Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences
Sweden

Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
Sweden

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Sweden
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Grounded theory guided the analysis of 30 in-depth interviews with raped women and community members who had supported raped women in their contact with the police and health care services in Tanzania.
Abstract: Grounded theory guided the analysis of 30 in-depth interviews with raped women and community members who had supported raped women in their contact with the police and health care services in Tanzania. The aim of this study was to understand and conceptualize the experiences of the informants by creating a theoretical model focusing on barriers, strategies, and responses during the help seeking process. The results illustrate a process of managing in the contemporary world characterized as walking a path of anger and humiliation. The barriers are illustrated by painful experiences of realizing it’s all about money, meeting unprofessionalism and irresponsibility, subjected to unreliable services, and by being caught in a messed-up system. Negotiating truths and knowing what to do capture the informants’ coping strategies. The study indicates an urgent need for improvement in the formal procedures of handling rape cases, improved collaboration between the police and the health care system, as well as specific training for professionals to improve their communication and caring skills. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Rape ; Victim services ; Rape prevention programs ; Informal support groups ; United Republic of Tanzania
   
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