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The Young MWIA’s (yMWIA) full name is Special Interest Group for Young Female Doctors and Medical Students. It is an opportunity for the younger members of the profession to meet and discuss issues relevant to their stage in their careers. More information you will find here.

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Politics and violence

“where there are conflicts between customary and/or religious law and the formal justice system, the matter should be resolved with respect for the human rights of the survivor and in accordance with gender equality standards.”
UN – Handbook for legislation on violence against women (2010)


WHO resolution April 2014 regarding violence.

Lebanon’s law (1th April 2014) on domestic violence finally recognizes that women subjected to abuse by husbands and families need protection and legal recourse. But the law has serious flaws and the parliament should consider amendments to fully protect women from domestic violence (Rothna Begum, Middle East and North Africa women’s rights researcher). More Information

Council of Europe (2013)
a) Highlights  (Gender Equality and Violence against Women Division)

b) Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Oxfam: Close the Gap: How to eliminate violence against women beyond 2015
Oxfam launched a report with key recommendations to coincide with the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)..

Health Effects of Violence and Abuse

Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Sexual Violence Research Initiative

Violence against women costs Italy billions
Violence against women costs Italy €17 billion a year in social services, prevention measures and other costs.
SEE ALSO: ‘Violence against women is a cultural problem’

Statistics related to violence

Australia-  Australia´s 18-24 year´s-olds at the most risk of violence, see here

UK National Statistics: The Cost of Domestic Violence

US: facts and statistics on domestic violence with many additional links and and (National Network to end domestic violence; latest numbers)

March 2014 – This FRA (European Union Agency For Fundamental Rights) survey is the first of its kind on violence against women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the EU, who were asked about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, including incidents of intimate partner violence (‘domestic violence’).

Direct Link to Full 2014 Report + Annexes and summary in press report

European Women´s Lobby: latest EU data on rape (2013)

Asia and Pacific: Through a regional joint programme ‘Partners for Prevention’, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV have worked together to undertake the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. The study, which collected and analysed data from thousands of women and men across the region, provides the largest multi-country data set on men’s perpetration of violence against women and can inform more evidence-based interventions to prevent such violence. Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?

Human rights report of Pakistan 2013

Recognizing and Responding Well to Violence

Responding to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women
WHO clinical and policy guidelines (2013) and WHO press release

Domestic violence and abuse: how health services, social care and the organisations they work with can respond effectively
Fast, easy summary view of NICE (UK National institute for health and care excellence) guidance (February 2014)

UN_women: Identifying and recognizing family violence, Groups at risk and times of risk practitioner risk assessment, Asking the right questions, Responding well

Violence and education

Worldwide, 66 million girls are missing out on an education. This report focuses on one of the major barriers girls face: gender-based violence – sexual, physical and psychological – in and around schools.
Plan in EnglishPlan in Spanish

Abuse Education Needs Inclusion in Healthcare Training

Safety, reflection and self care

UN: influence of culture on violence- summary

Battered Women’s Support Services in Canada
Join Battered Women’s Support Services to provide crisis support and to participate in education and outreach services. BWSS offers training for women who want to volunteer for our Women’s Safety and Outreach Program to provide crisis support to girls and women survivors of gender violence and/or abuse in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver.
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