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Violence and Injuries Prevention

Violence

About us
PAHO’s mission is to help to reduce violence, promoting the adoption of strategies and lines of action established by mutual consent with the authorities and communities. PAHO shares the view that violence and injuries are preventable and advocates for a multisectoral approach that addresses the multiple causality of violence. Its function is geared to:

(a) encouraging national and municipal governments to adopt and execute specific plans or programs appropriate to the nature and magnitude of the problem in each country or city;

(b) promoting research, situation analysis, and the evaluation and dissemination of the most successful programs and projects20; the research should be strengthened in areas such as anthropology, sociology, and behavior to provide greater tools for action.

(c) improving upon and developing information systems on the various manifestations of interpersonal and social violence, and expanding the use of geographic information systems

(d) strengthening the health sector response, improving care for the victims of violence and prevention programs at the grassroots level;

(e) improving networking and building strategic partnerships, and

(f) helping to address the countries’ needs in terms of training and institution-building to address violence.

Priorities are defined on the basis of:

(a) the particular form of violence: social or interpersonal, gender, psychological, and self-directed, and

(b) social groups considered high-risk because of the inequity and specific vulnerability in which they live and as a result of gender analysis; namely:

children, women, the elderly, and young adults, who are most affected by violence.

PAHO reaffirms its commitment to work with all stakeholders toward a solution to the problem of violence and injuries.


Intra-family Violence: Publications

PAHO Publications


  World Report on Child Injury Prevention

Link to English version

Spanish version 

 

 

 

 


Sexual Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Desk Review (SVRI/PAHO, 2010)

   English
   Spanish
   Portuguese





 




Improving the Health Sector Response to Gender-Based Violence (IPPF-WHR/PAHO, 2010) 
         English
         Spanish




          
Empowering Families to face Domestic Violence (PAHO, 2009)


The Multiple faces of intersections between HIV and Violence Against Women (Development Connections/PAHO, 2008)
       English


Políticas públicas y marcos legales para la prevención de la violencia relacionada con adolescentes y jóvenes Estado del arte en América Latina 1995-2004 (PAHO, 2006)
        
Spanish


Modelo de Leyes y Políticas Sobre Violencia Intrafamiliar contra las Mujeres (PAHO, 2004) 
         Spanish


Violence Against Women: The Health Sector Responds (PAHO, 2003)
         English
         Spanish site link
               Publication link: http://www.paho.org/Spanish/AD/GE/VAW-HealthSectorRespondsSP.pdf


The World Report on Violence and Health (PAHO, 2003)
           English         
         Spanish


Domestic Violence: Women's Way Out (PAHO, 2000)
        English
        Spanish site link
          Spanish publication link


Juvenile Violence in the Americas:
Innovative Studies in Research, Diagnosis and Prevention (PAHO, 2000)

        English/Spanish: Link



Gender and Public Health Series  /  Serie Género y Salud Pública Link to site

Nº 1
Battered Women: A Working Guide for Crisis Intervention (1999)
           English
           Spanish

Nº 2
Redes o Coaliciones de Acción en Violencia Intrafamiliar (1999)
             
Spanish

Nº 3
Los Nuevos Retos que nos Impone la Convención Interamericana para Prevenir, Sancionar y Erradicar la Violencia contra la Mujer (Convención Belén do Pará) (1999)
      Spanish

Nº 4
Research Protocol: Social Response to Intra-family Violence (2001) 

      English
      Spanish  Available link is broken???

Nº 5
Reporte Comprensivo de Siete Investigaciones de Situación de Salud a Nivel Local Según Condiciones de Vida con Enfoque de Género Realizadas en Centroamérica (Periodo 1994-1995)
 (1999)
       Spanish  

Nº 6
Violencia en la Familia: Una Bibliografía Selectiva y Anotada (1999)
       Spanish 

Nº 7
Helping Ourselves to Help Others: Self-Care Guide for those who Work in the Field of Family Violence
      English 
      Spanish

Nº 8
Modelo de Atención Integral de la Violencia Intrafamiliar en Salud: Experiencia de la Clínica Dr. Ricardo Jiménez Nunez, Goicoechea (2000)
     Spanish  There is no link???

Nº 9
Abuso Sexual en Mujeres Adolescentes (2000) 
     Spanish

Nº 10
The Integrated Model of Attention to Intra-Family Violence: Deconstructing Intra-Family Violence: State and Civil Society (2001)
      English
      Spanish

Nº 11
Informe del 3º Taller Centroamericana sobre el Registro, la Vigilancia y la Prevención de la Violencia Intrafamiliar y Sexual (2001)
        Spanish

Nº 12
La Planificación Estratégica en las Redes de Lucha contra la Violencia Intrafamiliar en Centroamérica (2001)
         Spanish 

Nº 13
Violencia sexual basada en género y salud: Sistematización del taller introductoria (2002)
          
Spanish

Nº 14
Situation Analysis of Medico-Legal Services & Health for Victims of Sexual Violence in Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua (PAHO, 2003)
           
English
         Spanish


Paquete de abogacía de violencia contra las mujeres
        
Link to Spanish site


 

WHO Publications


Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women:
taking action and generating evidence (WHO, 2010)
      
   English



 


 



 


Addressing violence against women and HIV/AIDS: What works? (WHO, 2010)
         English


Violence Prevention: The Evidence (WHO, 2010)
         English


Preventing Violence and Reducing its Impact: How Development Agencies Can Help (WHO, 2008)
         English


Engaging Men and Boys in Changing Gender-Based Inequity in Health: Evidence from Programme Interventions (WHO, 2007)
         English


Preventing Child Maltreatment: A Guide to Taking Action and Generating Evidence (WHO, 2006)
         English


WHO Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women (WHO, 2005)
         Link to WHO page
         English
         Spanish
         French


Addressing violence against women and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (WHO, 2005)
         English


Researching violence against women:
a practical guide for researchers and activists (WHO, 2005)

         English
         Link to Spanish site


Handbook for the documentation of interpersonal violence prevention programmes (WHO, 2004)
         English


Preventing Violence: A Guide to Implementing Recommendations of the World Report on Violence and Health (WHO, 2004)
         English
         Spanish


Guidelines for Medico-Legal Care for Victims of Sexual Violence (WHO, 2003)
         English


Putting Women First (WHO, 2001)
         English
         Spanish   http://www.bvsde.paho.org/bvsacd/cd41/etica.pdf  
         French
http://www.who.int/gender/documents/violence/who_fch_gwh_01.1/en/index.html


 

Other Publications


What Men have to do with it: Public Policies to Promote Gender Equality (ICRW/Promundo, 2010)
         English

!Ni una más! Del dicho al hecho: ?Cuánto falta por recorrer? "Únete para poner fin a la violencia contra las mujeres" (UN, 2009)
         Spanish

Engaging Boys and Men in Gender Transformation: The Group Education Manual (Acquire Project/EngenderHealth and Promundo, 2008)
         English

Violence against Women and Girls: A Compendium of Monitoring and Evaluation Indicators (USAID, 2008)
         English

Men, Masculinities, Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Violence (Promundo/MenEngage, 2008)
         English
         Spanish

Engaging Men and Boys to Achieve Gender Equality: How Can We Build on What We Have Learned? (ICRW, 2007)
       English

Putting an End to Violence against Women: From Words into Action (UN, 2006)
       English
       Spanish

World Report on Violence against Children (UN, 2006)
       English
 

Corresponding Health Topics

         Violence Prevention
         Intra-family Violence

Related Health Topics

      Gender and Health

Related PAHO Projects and Programs

       Gender, Diversity and Human Rights

       Family and Community Health

Events

      25 November

      International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women  / 
      Día Internacional para la eliminación de violencia contra mujeres

2009 Campaign Site: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2051&Itemid=2439
      
Links

      WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability
            Link: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/en/


      UNite to end violence against Women Campaign    
            English: http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/
            Spanish: http://www.un.org/es/women/endviolence/index.shtml

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 10:28

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