Links and Resources

Links to homepages of organizations related to important health issues can be found here. This page will be continuously updated.

“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:

A strong message against sexual violence at the UN by Angelie Jolie

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

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

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.

Adolescent Sexuality

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.