середа, 1 вересня 2010 р.

New publications on VAW by the World Health Organization

Two new publications by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on violence against women are now available online.

Combating Domestic Violence: Ukrainian and International Experience (2007) - this publication summarizes basic achievements and results of study and research on victims’ experience in contacts with law enforcement and governmental institutions, media monitoring, research on prevalence of domestic violence, as well as legislative analysis, conducted in a frame of the project “Study and Incorporation of International Human Rights Standards for Solving Domestic Violence Problems in Ukraine” supported by the European Commission. Development and publishing of this publication is supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

The WHO, in cooperation with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, has published a manual on “Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence against Women : Taking Action and Generating Evidence.” The manual aims to provide information for policy-makers and planners to develop programmes for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women. Download the full document here.

The second publication “Addressing Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS : What Works ?” is a report of a consultation by the WHO and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). From 27 to 29 October 2009, a working group of expert researchers, policy-makers, 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 programmes and develop an agenda for future programme development, evaluation and research efforts. This report summarizes the presentations, discussions and recommendations from the meeting and is available online here.

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