Links and Resources
Links to homepages of organizations related to important health issues can be found here. This page will be continuously updated.
- Rescue.org has developed a toolkit to aid integration of menstrual hygiene into humanitarian responses. Direct link to the full 94-page 2017 publication is here.
- Amnesty International’s Human Rights Report can be found here.
- World Economic Summit explains Why 2018 Must Be the Year for Women to Thrive.
- From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals.
- “End the fear”: a British initiative in the greater Manchester area. Anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence can find help, support and advice here.
- Celebrities Bluntly Silence The Shocking Sexual Assault Arguments in 30 Seconds.
- Declaration of civil society organizations on preventing violence against women (Belgrade, 10th November 2013)
- One billion rising campaign against violence
“White Ribbon” may be considered to be the world’s largest male-led movement to end
men’s violence against women. White Ribbon has primary prevention initiatives, an annual campaign and White Ribbon Day (Nov 25), where men are encouraged to wear a white ribbon as a stance against VAW. They seek to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging men and boys to lead social change. To find out about the work being done around the world, visit the websites below:
National responses to violence against women:
- Nigeria: Flyer on male involvement in reproductive health / Draft Communique issued at the stakeholder meeting on public awareness and campaign against domestic violence in Nigeria, Abuja, April 2014
- Italy: Campaign in Italian
- Serbia: Campaign in Serbia in various Languages including English
- EU: Get help – eurowide phone numbers to seek help
- Canada: Preventing Violence Against Women – It’s In Your Hands
Garcia-Moreno Claudia, Watts Charlotte. Violence against women: an urgent public
health priority. Bulletin World Health Organization 2011; 89:21 doi: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/89/1/10-085217.pdf
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 English
Health Effects of Violence and Abuse
- United Nations Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women and Girls
- Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Cost to the Community and Individual of Violence and Abuse
The Economic Dimensions of Interpersonal Violence
Recognizing and Responding Well to Violence. Abuse Education Needs Inclusion in Healthcare Training
Papers on genital cosmetic surgery on women.
Fiona Godlee, editor of the British Medical Journal, published an editorial with
showcasing MWIA’s efforts in this area. Find the article here.
- This Canadian government agency produces a website entitled Beyond the Basics for adolescents.
- Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE). This U.S. based international
reproductive health and rights organization conducts research, policy analysis and
evidence-based advocacy in efforts to make public health and human rights principles integral to U.S. international population and health policies and programs. This particular site shares findings from the research on the implications of health sector reforms for reproductive health and rights in India and Tanzania.
- Sexuality and You. This Canadian based website of the Society of Obstetricians and
Gynaecologists of Canada is a user-friendly site for adolescents and adults alike.
- Menstrual Hygiene
Taking Care of a Baby at Home After Birth: What Families Need to Do
The White Ribbon Alliance envisions a world in which a woman’s right to respectful
maternity care is embedded at all levels of all maternal health systems around the
globe and that these rights are reflected in a sense of entitlement among women.