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  • Mar. 2013 - Feb. 2014
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  • WHO
WHO, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Medical Research Council in South Africa, launched the first ever global and regional estimates of the prevalence and the health burden of intimate partner violence View More

WHO, in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Medical Research Council in South Africa, launched the first ever global and regional estimates of the prevalence and the health burden of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence against women. The report was widely covered by the media and underscored the need for addressing violence against women as a women’s health and public health problem, as well as a human rights and development concern. WHO is also conducting a randomized controlled trial of a counseling-empowerment intervention in antenatal care in South Africa.

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  • Mar. 2013 - Feb. 2014
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  • WHO
WHO participated as the Chair of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Conference in Bangkok that is held every 2 years which also examined research related to intimate partner violence.

WHO participated as the Chair of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Conference in Bangkok that is held every 2 years which also examined research related to intimate partner violence.

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  • Mar. 2014 - Mar. 2016
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  • UNICEF

UNICEF contributed significantly to building the global evidence base, leading or co-leading on major research, studies and publications. In 2014, UNICEF published the largest-ever compilation of data on violence against children – View More

UNICEF contributed significantly to building the global evidence base, leading or co-leading on major research, studies and publications. In 2014, UNICEF published the largest-ever compilation of data on violence against children – “Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence against Children”, followed by a dedicated statistical report on violence against adolescents’ girls - “A Statistical Snapshot of Violence against Adolescent Girls”. In 2015, UNICEF released an analysis of current levels, trends and projections of child marriage in Africa. Despite persistent challenges, an increase in the quality and rigor of data around violence against children, including sexual violence was noted in 2015, with 32 data-driven studies produced globally.  In addition, a “Diagnostic Review and the Study on the Structural Determinants of violence against children and women” was completed by UNICEF in 2015 by the University of Cape Town. Jointly with WHO, Center for Disease Control and other partners, a multi-sectoral package of evidence-based interventions to prevent and respond to violence against children was developed.

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  • Mar. 2014 - Mar. 2016
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  • WHO

The questionnaire for the WHO Multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violence has been updated. The methodology is being/has been used to conduct national population-based prevalence surveys on VAW in Cambodia, El Salvador, Lao View More

The questionnaire for the WHO Multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violence has been updated. The methodology is being/has been used to conduct national population-based prevalence surveys on VAW in Cambodia, El Salvador, Lao PDR, the Caribbean and Kazakstan.  In Cambodia the results were published and launched in November 2015.

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  • Mar. 2014 - Mar. 2016
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  • WHO

In 2014, WHO convened an expert group for consensus on indicators to monitor target 5.2. of the SDGs on elimination of violence against women and girls. The recommendations of this group contributed to the final set of indicators that were agreed View More

In 2014, WHO convened an expert group for consensus on indicators to monitor target 5.2. of the SDGs on elimination of violence against women and girls. The recommendations of this group contributed to the final set of indicators that were agreed for monitoring SDG target 5.2.

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  • Mar. 2011 - Jan. 2012
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  • WHO
WHO also, with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), has been calculating global and regional prevalence estimates of intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, and childhood sexual abuse for the Global Burden of View More

WHO also, with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), has been calculating global and regional prevalence estimates of intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, and childhood sexual abuse for the Global Burden of Disease Study. Final prevalence estimates will be released in 2012. Likewise, systematic reviews have been completed on the associations between violence against women and a range of health effects related to mental health, sexual and reproductive health, injuries and death to be included as risk factors in the Global Burden of Disease Study. These estimates will provide sound evidence of the global health burden of violence against women.

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  • Mar. 2011 - Jan. 2012
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  • WHO
WHO supported Mahidol University in Thailand to develop and implement a regional adaptation of a one-week training course based on the manual “Researching violence against women-A practical guide for researchers and activists”. The course addresses View More

WHO supported Mahidol University in Thailand to develop and implement a regional adaptation of a one-week training course based on the manual “Researching violence against women-A practical guide for researchers and activists”. The course addresses the conduct of quantitative and qualitative research and the use of research findings for advocacy and programme development.

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  • Mar. 2011 - Jan. 2012
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  • WHO
The international partnership "Together for Girls", to which WHO is a member, conducts national surveys to document sexual violence in a number of countries, promotes evidence-based programming to address sexual violence and has developed a strategy View More

The international partnership "Together for Girls", to which WHO is a member, conducts national surveys to document sexual violence in a number of countries, promotes evidence-based programming to address sexual violence and has developed a strategy to increase global advocacy and public awareness. WHO contributes through technical guidance on survey development and implementation and capacity building as a follow-up of the surveys. Two research papers were published in 2011 from the WHO Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence database, one showing the increased risk of suicide attempts among women who experienced intimate partner violence, and the other showing the risk factors for intimate partner violence across 15 sites. The WHO multi-country study database continues to be analyzed, providing evidence of the risk factors and health effects of violence against women.

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  • Mar. 2011 - Jan. 2012
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  • WHO
WHO is developing an information pack summarizing the evidence for different forms of violence (e.g. intimate partner violence, sexual violence, trafficking, female genital mutilation).

WHO is developing an information pack summarizing the evidence for different forms of violence (e.g. intimate partner violence, sexual violence, trafficking, female genital mutilation).

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  • Mar. 2011 - Jan. 2012
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  • WHO
WHO provided technical support to an interagency convened process led by UN Women, PEPFAR and MEASURE Evaluation to identify one global indicator on gender equality for inclusion in the revised UNGASS list of core indicators. Based on the evidence, View More

WHO provided technical support to an interagency convened process led by UN Women, PEPFAR and MEASURE Evaluation to identify one global indicator on gender equality for inclusion in the revised UNGASS list of core indicators. Based on the evidence, technical inputs and advocacy, the indicator "Prevalence of recent intimate partner violence among ever partnered women 15-49" was included. This will require 193 Member States to report data on prevalence of intimate partner violence to UNAIDS as part of Global AIDS Progress Reporting. It is expected that this will serve for countries not only to identify the problem of violence against women, but also put in place prevention interventions in order to show progress over time.

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