International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2019

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Violence against women & against children

PAHO/WHO's Key Areas For Action

PAHO/WHO has a long history of working to improve prevention of and response to violence against women and violence against children.

Below are four priority areas for violence prevention in the region:

  1. Improving the scope, quality, dissemination and use of data on violence against women and violence against children for evidence-based policy and programming.
  2. Strengthening capacity for preventing violence against women and children.
  3. Improving the health sector response to violence against women and violence against children.
  4. Supporting the development and revision of national policies and plans on violence prevention and response including specific policies and plans for addressing violence against women.

 Violence Women Children Key areas EN 2018Download the full document: Violence against women and violence against children: What Can Health Systems do?