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World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; Frh, Women's Health and Development Programme, No. 96.27: Executive Summary

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; Frh, Women's Health and Development Programme, No. 96.27: Executive Summary  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; Frh, Women's Health and Development Programme, No. 96.27. Retrieved from http://worldebookfair.org/


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Violence against women has long been a major concern for women's hcalth and worncn's human rights advocates. In the last five years it has begun to receive increased attention in the international arena, as a human rights issuc ~ lIdllor e recently as a public hcalth conccrn. 'l'he Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Worncn dcdicatcs onc chapter to violence against women arid makes extensive rccomrncndalio~ls tor action to governments, NCiOs, international agencies and othcrs. WHO recogni~,esth at violcnce against women constitutes a serious health risk to women, their families and their communities and is committed to defining and taking up its rcsponsibilities in the prevention of violence against women and management of' its health consequences. A C:onsultation on Violence against Women held in Geneva from 5 to 7 February 1996 was the first step in this process. C:onsultation participants included researchers, health care providers and women's health advocates active in the lield of violence against women Ii-om several countries, as well as reprcsentativcs from several WIIO programmes.

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 IN'l'KODUC'1'1ON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 AIM AND OBJECI'IVES 01: WHO'S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN INII'IATIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.1 Ob. jcctivcs of the consultation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.2 Scope 01- Ihe initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 DEFINITIONS AND CL.A . SSIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.1 Operational defin~t~ons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.2 lntcrnational reporting standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X 4.1 Magtlitudc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 4.2 Health consequcnccs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 0 4.3 Impact on health care systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4.4 Data collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ~SEARC:IAI ND RESEARCH METHODS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 5.1 Mcthodological issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 7 INTERVENTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I 8 6.1 Policy makin.g ,. norm seldng and training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 6.2 Service provts~on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 6.3 Public health education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 6.4 Evaluation and research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 6.5 Womcn in their communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 CKLTEKIA FOR RESFARCH AND ACTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 7.1 Ethical issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 7.2 Safety issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 7.3 Legal issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9 8.1 Scope of the initiativc on violcncc against women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 8.2 Research and resetuch methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 5.3 Data colleclion and disserninalicin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 8.4 Ucfinitions and international reporting slandmds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 8.5 Advocacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1 8.6 Training and training materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 8.7 Public health educaljon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 2 8.8 Collaboration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 AANNNNEEXX I1 1 SLoismt eo fm peatrhto.~ dc.o lploagllitcsa .l .is.su.c.s .in. .rc.s.ca.r.ch. ..............................................33.46 ANNLX 111 Selected bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 8

 

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