ISPCANWithin the Americas, the Caribbean sub-region documents some of the highest levels of violence against children, in particular, of violent discipline. To review the evidence and explore best practices to prevent and respond to multiple forms of violence against children, PAHO co-sponsored the II ISPCAN Caribbean Regional Conference “Child Protection Realities in a Changing Caribbean and World” held in Jamaica, December 2 to 5, 2018.

The conference brought together 173 child abuse and neglect professionals representing 20 countries. The program included addresses from government officials including Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Ruel Reid, Minister of Education.

Alessandra Guedes, PAHO’s Regional Advisor on Family Violence, delivered a keynote address which presented findings from a recent analysis of the prevalence of multiple forms of violence against children in the Americas and showcased the framework INSPIRE: 7 strategies for ending violence against children, in addition to sharing information about interagency efforts, such as the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and Together for Girls.

PAHO will continue to support the Caribbean sub-region with a focus on providing technical input for the development of national guidelines for the health sector and on training health care providers on how to identify and provide care to survivors of violence.

 


La violencia contra la mujer es un grave problema de derechos humanos y de salud pública de carácter generalizado y con efectos perjudiciales y duraderos sobre la salud de las mujeres, sobre las familias y sobre el desarrollo de los países. Los servicios de salud son un punto de entrada clave para la identificación de la problemática y juegan un papel esencial en la respuesta a las mujeres y niñas que sufren violencia, ayudando a mitigar los daños y contribuyendo a la reducción de la recurrencia.




0W4A1975-1El impacto de la violencia en la niñez y la adolescencia a lo largo del curso de vida fue analizado durante los días 4 y 5 de abril de 2018 en el Foro y el Seminario organizados por los ministerios de Salud y de la Mujer de la República Dominicana, junto a la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS) y el Fondo de Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF). El encuentro reunió a representantes de alto nivel del Gobierno dominicano y organizaciones de la sociedad civil de los sectores de salud y protección, con el objetivo de profundizar en un abordaje multisectorial en la prevención y atención a la violencia contra niños, niñas y adolescentes, con un enfoque de curso de vida. Uno de los aspectos centrales de las discusiones fue los puntos de intersección entre la violencia contra los niños y las niñas y la violencia contra la mujer.

El  foro se enmarcó en la Estrategia Mundial para la Salud de la Mujer, el Niño y el Adolescente (2016-2030): Sobrevivir, prosperar, transformar, la cual se centra en la protección de las mujeres, los niños y los adolescentes que viven en entornos humanitarios y frágiles y en la realización de su derecho humano a gozar del grado máximo de salud que se pueda lograr, incluso en las circunstancias más difíciles, alineándose con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) de la Agenda 2030.

 

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SASA

Paquete diseñado para prevenir la violencia contra las mujeres, abordando un factor central de la violencia contra las mujeres y el VIH: el desequilibrio de poder entre mujeres y hombres, niñas y niños. ¡Documentado en un paquete completo y fácil de usar llamado Kit del Activista, SASA! inspira y permite a las comunidades repensar y remodelar las normas sociales. Más información: http://raisingvoices.org/sasa/

CAJA DE HERRAMIENTAS BUENA ESCUELA

Caja de herramientas buena escuela es una metodología creada para ayudar a los educadores y estudiantes a explorar qué hace que una escuela sea saludable, vibrante y positiva y guiarlos a través de un proceso para crear su propia visión de escuela. Se enfoca expresamente en ideas y actividades que no requieren recursos financieros dedicados para la actividad, sino compromiso y perseverancia para crear algo extraordinario. Más información: http://raisingvoices.org/good-school/


In order to meet the increased demand of Member States for support to increase the capacity of health care managers and providers to prevent and respond to violence against women, PAHO/WHO, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHSON), and the World Bank, has develop the workshop "Strengthening the health system to address violence against women: Training of trainers for health care providers" to prepare a cadre of trainers in the Caribbean who will be able to train other health care professionals on evidence-based interventions for identifying and responding to survivors of violence against women.


Violence against women affects a large proportion of women. According to WHO (2013) estimates, 35% of women in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region have experienced intimate partner violence and/or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. On March 15-17, 2017, PAHO/WHO, in collaboration with UN Women, UNFPA, UNICEF, and CARICOM, is holding a capacity building workshop in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, that aims to contribute to strengthening efforts to prevent violence against women and the health systems' capacity to respond to women survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence in select Caribbean countries.


INSPIRE: Seven strategies for ending violence against children is a multi-agency technical package aimed at advancing national efforts to implement, monitor and evaluate evidence-based approaches to preventing and responding to violence against children. Each letter of the word INSPIRE stands for one of the strategies, which are: Implementation and enforcement of laws, Norms and values, Safe environments, Parent and caregiver support, Income and economic strengthening, Response and support services, Education and life skills


Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a form of discrimination which impairs and nullifies the enjoyment by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms. This event will provide a unique space, bringing together several UN agencies, government officials, civil society organizations, global researchers and other experts in the field of preventing and responding to violence against women and girls to exchange experiences and explore ways to implement effective and promising practices to address VAW in LAC.


vawwebinareng-150pxIn October 2015, the 54th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), composed of the Health Ministers of the 38 Member States, unanimously approved the Strategy and Plan of Action to Strengthen the Health System to Address Violence against Women. Through this initiative, the Americas became the first region of the World Health Organization (WHO) to approve a systematic framework of action to improve government response to violence against women. During this virtual seminar presenters will address how the Strategy and Plan of Action was developed, its four strategic lines of action and their contributions to Latin American and Caribbean governments' responses to violence against women, as well as the new tools developed by PAHO / WHO to support those efforts.


On Sept. 30, 2014, a panel discussion on violence against women was held at PAHO/WHO. Panelists included Jarbas Barbosa, Vice-Minister of Health Surveillance, Ministry of Health, Brazil; Kimberly Elmslie, Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Health Agency of Canada; Eduardo Antonio Espinoza Fiallos, Vice-Minister of Health Policy, El Salvador; and Alessandra Guedes, Regional Advisor, Family Violence, Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization.