|Violence against Women: The Health Sector Responds|
Violence against Women: The Health Sector Responds provides a strategy for addressing this complex problem and concrete approaches for carrying it out, not only for those on the front lines attending to the women who live with violence, but also for the decision-makers who may incorporate the lessons in the development of policies and resources.
Chapter One gives an overview of why gender-based violence is a public health problem. Chapters Two and Three discuss the development, implementation and achievements of PAHO's integrated strategy for Addressing GBV, starting with how the "Critical Path" study helped define the strategy.
In the next four chapters of Section II, PATH presents the strategy's application and its "Lessons Learned" at the macro, or political, level (Chapter Four), within the helath sector (Chapter Five), in the clinic (Chapter Six), and beyond the clinic to the community at large (Chapter Seven). The World Health Organization contributed the final chapter (Chapter Eight), which offers a more global perspective on how the lessons learned and the integrated strategy may be applied in other communities around the world.
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Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization