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PALTEX mental health manual for primary care workers– Chapter 6 ‘Domestic Violence'

This chapter on domestic violence comes from the "The mental health manual for primary care workers", distributed by PAHO's Expanded Textbook and Instructional Materials Program (PALTEX).  It offers a synthesis of the principal practical elements required for primary care workers to address intimate partner violence. It is only available in Spanish at this time.



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Violence Against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Analysis of Population-Based Data from 12 Countries

This report, produced by the Pan American Health Organization, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, highlights that intimate partner and sexual violence against women is widespread in all Latin American and the Caribbean countries where survey data are available.

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Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 14:52

16 Ideas for addressing violence against women in the context of the HIV epidemic: A programming tool

About the tool

The programming tool provides evidence-summaries for 16 programming approaches for preventing and responding to violence against women in the context of the HIV epidemic.

The tool is aimed at

- policy-makers;
- managers of national HIV programmes from relevant line ministries;
- donors;
- national and international nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations;
- UN agencies and programmes; and
- institutions conducting intervention research and providing technical support for violence against women and HIV programmes


Four areas where changes needs to happen

  1. empowerment of women through integrated, multi-sectoral approaches;
  2. transforming social and cultural norms related to gender;
  3. integrating violence against women and HIV services; and
  4. promoting and implementing laws and policies related to violence against women, gender equality and HIV

A key feature of this tool is an inter-active programming wheel that summarizes the 16 ideas and the core values that must guide all programming on violence against women.


Download the full document here

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