WHO Toolkit: Strengthening the medico-legal response to sexual violence

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 8:40 am

In the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to ending impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict-affected settings and to achieving assistance and justice for victims. It ...

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“We Want to Learn About Good Love” Findings from a Qualitative Study Assessing the Links Between Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Violence Against Women and Girls

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:42 am

This study was commissioned by Plan UK, assesses the extent to which Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) can have an impact on reducing violence against women and girls, and looks at ...

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Brief on Violence Against Sexual and Gender Minority Women

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 2:37 am

This Sector Brief provides guidance to help development professionals understand how VAWG affects programming in their sector on gender minority women, and offer suggestions for integrating VAWG prevention and response ...

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Sexual & Gender-based Violence: Baseline Findings

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 11:36 am

The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program (AGEP) is a program for girls ages 10-19 in rural and urban Zambia that aims to find the best ways to improve their social, health, ...

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Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence in Emergencies

Posted on November 24, 2015 at 11:31 am

Gender based violence is a life-threatening, global health and human rights issue that violates international human rights law and principles of gender equality. In emergencies, such as conflict or natural ...

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Men’s violence against women and men are inter-related: Recommendations for simultaneous intervention

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

Social Science & Medicine. Volume 146, December 2015, Pages 249–256. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.10.021 Highlights Men perpetrate and are victims of interpersonal violence more than women. Masculine norms are at the root of most interpersonal ...

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Report of the Secretary-General on women and peace and security

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:29 am

The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 16 of Security Council resolution 2122 (2013), in which the Council invited me to commission a global study on the implementation of ...

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Violence against Women and Girls and Its Consequences on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on October 22, 2015 at 10:08 am

Gender equality and the ability to fully exercise the human rights of women and girls, including the power to make decisions regarding their own bodies and live a life free ...

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Attitudes of Violence and Risk for HIV: Impact on Women’s Health in Malawi

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 9:49 am

Sexuality & Culture. December 2015, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 659-673 Abstract This study was designed to investigate the pathways that lead to HIV exposure, based on Malawi Demographic Health Survey data (2010). It ...

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Litigation (im)possible? Holding companies accountable for sexual and gender-based violence in the context of extractive industries

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

This paper highlights the possibilities for holding companies accountable before criminal or civil courts for sexual violence committed in the context of their activities in the extractive industries. Author: Anna ...

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