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Violence Against Women Infographic

The WHO Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, and Department of Reproductive Health and Research, have prepared an infographic displaying the prevalence and health and social consequences of violence against women, and what the health sector can do to address this public health problem. The infographic is targeted at policy makers and professionals working in the health sector and other relevant sectors.




Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 09:20

Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence

The report presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It shows, for the first time, global and regional estimates of the prevalence of these two forms of violence, using data from around the world. Previous reporting on violence against women has not differentiated between partner and non-partner violence.

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Executive summary (English)

Resumen de orientación (Spanish)

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 15:53

Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women: WHO clinical and policy guidelines

A health-care provider is likely to be the first professional contact for survivors of intimate partner violence or sexual assault. Evidence suggests that women who have been subjected to violence seek health care more often than non-abused women, even if they do not disclose the associated violence. They also identify health-care providers as the professionals they would most trust with disclosure of abuse.

These guidelines are an unprecedented effort to equip healthcare providers with evidence-based guidance as to how to respond to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women.

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Guidelines for health sector response

Health-care worker intervention

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 December 2013 15:41

Capacity Building

    1.) TEACH-VIP - "is a comprehensive injury prevention and control curriculum which has been developed through the efforts of WHO and a network of global injury prevention experts.  Currently, the most recent version of TEACH-VIP is TEACH-VIP 2, which is a second iteration of the training materials since the launch of TEACH-VIP in 2005. 


    Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women: Taking Action and Generating Evidence

    This manual, jointly developed by WHO and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, describes interventions of known effectiveness, those supported by emerging evidence, and those that could potentially be effective, but have yet to be sufficiently evaluated for their impact. For instance, school-based programs to prevent violence occurring in "dating relationships" have been shown to be effective in randomized trials in the USA and Canada. Evidence is emerging for the effectiveness of empowerment approaches which use microfinance combined with gender-equality training or are based on communications and relationship skills training such as the Stepping Stones training package, which has been widely used in low- and middle-income countries. Strategies that aim to prevent intimate partner and sexual violence through reducing the harmful use of alcohol also show promise. A six-step framework for planning, implementing and evaluating such prevention programs and policies is presented.

    Last Updated on Thursday, 14 February 2013 08:53
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