In April 2007, WHO held an expert meeting on preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence. WHO produced a background paper for the meeting. The paper explores what can be done to prevent violence against adolescent and adult women that occurs within intimate relationships, and sexual violence that occurs outside intimate relationships.
In a public health framework, primary prevention means reducing the number of new instances of intimate-partner violence and sexual violence by intervening before any violence occurs. Program and research in primary prevention has lagged efforts in secondary and tertiary prevention, which focus on people who are at risk or already have suffered violence. This background paper helps to close that gap and is the basis for a guideline on intimate partner and sexual violence prevention currently being prepared by WHO, CDC, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
An educational booklet written by Cordelia Anderson of Sensibilities, Inc., that provides information on sexual violence among school aged youth. The following is a tool to get people who work with children and youth talking about sexual violence. It provides basic information useful for anyone who works with children or youth.
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Esta guía nacional provee descripciones y información sobre recursos disponibles en español sobre la violencia sexual. (This national guide provides descriptions and information on sexual violence resources that are available in Spanish.)
This report summarizes the sexual violence information found in the World Report on Violence and Health from the World Health Organization. It looks at prevalence and risk factors of sexual violence, as well as promising sexual prevention approaches from around the world.
- foundational information on disability and Deaf culture. - Explores what we know about sexual violence in the lives of women with disabilities and Deaf women. - Discusses strategies for effectively serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf women. - Provides practical steps you can take to improve your services for women with disabilities and Deaf women.
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