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Young MWIA

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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Important sources and talks

October 6th, 2015
Tool kit US-Aid

May 21th, 2015
Field testing version of WHO handbook on violence online
Link to the Clinical Handbook “Health-care for women subjected to intimate partner violence or sexual violence”.

This is the field testing version of September 2014. It will be finalized following feedback from field-based Partners. We would be thankful if you could help us improve the Clinical Handbook by providing feedback. Please complete the online questionnaire below, it should take only 10 minutes.

October 14th, 2014:
Changing Harmful Social Norms to Combat Gender-Based Violence

A new study discusses the challenge of developing effective strategies to change traditional, but inequitable and harmful community norms that can lead to gender-based violence.

October 14th, 2014:
Stop the violence against women and girls with disabilities

June 2014: UK- Violence against Women and Girls information resource
This resource has been developed to provide with key insights into violence against women and girls (VAWG) which can help to inform communications activities in the UK. The pack covers a wide range of VAWG areas and includes key national statistics, background information on policy, government and partner campaigns which tackle VAWG. It also signposts other useful research and how to access various support materials which are currently available. Access the pack here

June 2014: Article on “women rights in Jemen” in the journal: “Actual topics on women´s health”. This journal  was established by the Georgian Medical Women’s Association 2012 and the current MWIA VP for Central Europe, Prof. Khatuna Kaladze, is Deputy Editor in Chief and MWIA president-elect, Prof. Bettina Pfleiderer, in the editorial board.

AMWA position paper on violence May 2014

AMWA position paper on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in the United States, May 2014

Garcia-Moreno Claudia, Watts Charlotte. Violence against women: an urgent public health priority. Bulletin World Health Organization 2011; 89:21 doi:

MWIA participated in the 57th UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York. A summary of MWIA activities can be seen here

Commission on the Status of Women: Fifty-eighth session10 – 21 March 2014 Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls:
Draft of agreed conclusions

Lancet article on world-wide non-partner sexual violence

BMJ 2014 article on Screening women for intimate partner violence in
healthcare settings: abridged Cochrane systematic
review and meta-analysis

BMJ 2014 article: supplementary material: included_studies

Clarissa Fabre, MWIA rep to the WHO, just got a letter on Intimate Partner Violence  in response to the article above published in BMJ

Egypt: some information on the situation