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February 2017

Female Genital Mutilation

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This fact sheet describes FGM and explains who is at risk for experiencing these procedures. The fact sheet also describes the international response to this problem.
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November 2016

HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet

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This resource includes the causes and symptoms of AIDS, as well as how to test for and diagnose HIV.
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January 2016

Ethical and safety recommendations for intervention research on violence against women

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These recommendations have been developed to help answer questions specific to conducting research on health-based interventions to prevent and respond to VAW. This resource is intended to build on the findings of WHO's "Putting Women First" publication.
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January 2015

WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women: Initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and women's responses

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Report findings document the prevalence of intimate partner violence and its association with women's physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health. Data is included on non-partner violence, sexual abuse during childhood and forced first sexual experience. Information is also provided on women's responses. Available in English, French, and Spanish.
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January 2013

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

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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.
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January 2013

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

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These guidelines aim to provide evidence-based guidance to health-care providers on the appropriate responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women, including clinical interventions and emotional support. They also seek to raise awareness among health-care providers and policymakers of gender-based violence in order to improve health-sector response to the problem.
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January 2012

Understanding and Addressing Violence Against Women: Human Trafficking

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Part of a series of information sheets on violence against women, this document provides a summary of what human trafficking is, its prevalence, the health effects, the health rights and services for trafficked persons, government obligation to the health of trafficked persons, and best approaches to deal with human trafficking from policy-makers, health-care providers and researchers and funders.
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January 2011

World Report on Disability

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This report suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. People with disabilities have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This is largely due to the lack of services available to them and the many obstacles they face in their everyday lives. The report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish. The report ends with a concrete set of recommended actions for governments and their partners. *See also: World Report on disability podcast (June 10, 2011)
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January 2011

Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy

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This information sheet examines the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy, its prevalence globally, its health consequences, whether pregnancy is a trigger for IPV, interventions, and policy and research implications.
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June 2010

Addressing violence against women and HIV/AIDS: What works?

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From October 27-29, 2009, a working group of expert researchers, policymakers, and practitioners met to review the current state of evidence and practice in developing and implementing interventions and strategies to address the intersections of violence against women and HIV. The meeting aimed to make policy and programmatic recommendations for national and international HIV/AIDS programs and develop an agenda for future program development, evaluation and research efforts. This report summarizes the presentations, discussions and recommendations from the meeting.
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January 2010

Policy approaches to engaging men and boys in achieving gender equality and health equity

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This policy brief discusses the importance of developing and implementing policies to engage men in achieving gender equality and reducing health disparities. While it deals largely with issues related to disease and other health issues, the rationale and framework may be useful in developing internal policies and advocating for broader policy-driven social change.
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Violence Prevention: An Invitation to Intersectoral Action

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Excerpt: This paper is an invitation to enter into a new way of thinking about violence and about how it is addressed. It may not be an easy invitation to accept: we have grown accustomed to working in certain ways; changing those ways can be difficult, but change we must if we are ever to make any headway in reducing violence.