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Theme Sexual Violence
Global Plan of Action: Health systems address violence against women and girls
The Global Plan of Action compels us to use our health systems to respond to, prevent and lead efforts to address violence against women and girls. The plan delves into how we can make this a reality by implementing 4 strategic priorities to change the lives of women and girls.
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Year of publication: 2016
Sexual health, human rights and the law
Sexual violence and sexuality-related violence occur in all parts of the world. Some people may be especially vulnerable to such violence, including women, children, people in custodial situations, people with disabilities, and/or people whose real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity is deemed unacceptable. Violence in any form is detrimental to mental and physical health and other aspects of well-being.
To avert this, states have obligations to bring their laws and regulations that affect sexual health into alignment with human rights laws and standards. It is critical that barriers are removed to access to sexual health information and services, and laws put in place that aim to support and promote sexual health
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Source: World Health Organisation
Year of Publication: 2015
How to Build Your Own Domestic Violence Case Without A Lawyer
This is a guide for victims on how to collect evidence on domestic violence and prepare a case. It is an easy-to-understand tool to help women suffering abuse around the world to build strong cases against their perpetrators when legal counsel is not available or affordable.
Year of Publication: 2015
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Gender equity and sexual and reproductive health in Eastern and Southern Africa: a critical overview of the literature
Background: Gender inequalities are important social determinants of health. We set out to critically review the literature relating to gender equity and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in Eastern and Southern Africa with the aim of identifying priorities for action.
Design: During November 2011, we identified studies relating to SRH and gender equity through a comprehensive literature search.
Results: We found gender inequalities to be common across a range of health issues relating to SRH with women being particularly disadvantaged. Social and biological determinants combined to increase women’s vulnerability to maternal mortality, HIV, and gender-based violence. Health systems significantly disadvantaged women in terms of access to care. Men fared worse in relation to HIV testing and care with social norms leading to men presenting later for treatment.
Conclusions: Gender inequity in SRH requires multiple complementary approaches to address the structural drivers of unequal health outcomes. These could include interventions that alter the structural environment in which ill-health is created. Interventions are required both within and beyond the health system.
Source: Global Health Action
Date of publication: 25/06/2014
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