Webinar: Providing an integrated SRHR/HIV health sector response to violence against women and girls

Please join the Human Reproduction Programme and the World Health Organisation on October 17, 2016 from 1530-1700 (Geneva Time) / 9:30-11:00 (Washington Time) for a webinar discussion on Providing an integrated SRHR/HIV health sector response to violence against women and girls.

In support of the implementation of the Global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls and against children, WHO convenes this webinar exploring how to provide an integrated SRHR/HIV health sector response to violence against women and girls.

With one in three women globally experiencing intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence by a non-partner, the “Global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls and against children” (http://www.who.int/topics/violence/UNFPA-GAP2-violence.pdf)  provides a strong mandate to address violence against women and girls as a global and urgent public health problem.

The plan provides guidance for Ministries of Health to accelerate the implementation of the health sector’s contribution to end violence against women and girls. Further, the plan contributes towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including Goal 5 (Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls) and Goal 16 (Promote Peace, Justice and Inclusive Societies), as well as Goal 3 (ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages). It will also contribute to reaching the objectives of the new Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescents’ Health.

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https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2334283354153774851

 

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