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Title: Violence against women living in situations of armed conflict : report on a WHO/ISS workshop in preparation for the international conference : the role of health professionals in addressing violence against women, Naples, Italy 12-13 October 2000
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Istituto superiore di sanità (Italy)
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: More countries than ever are torn by war and armed conflict, giving rise to an infinite stream of refugees and internally displaced persons. Women are affected as victims of violence in times of war and civil unrest, and in respect of their unmet needs for health care, particularly reproductive health care, in times of crisis. To support capacity-building in conflict and post-conflict countries, the Regional Office and the Istituto Superiore di Sanitãa in Rome organized this Workshop to take place before the ISS-FIGO-WHO-UNFPA International Conference: The role of health professionals in addressing violence against women, held in Naples. The workshop was conducted in cooperation with WHO headquarters and with UNESCO, UNFPA, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, bilateral agencies and nongovernmental organizations, experts from or working in affected countries, and experts from countries receiving refugees. The experts' recommendations focused on the care for surviving victims, and on preventing violence through a human-rights-based approach to public health interventions in conflict situations
Description: EUR/01/5019570
89 p.
Subject: Violence
Women's Health
Women's Rights
Women's Health Services
Delivery of Health Care
Context: prevention and control
organization and administration
metadata.dc.subject.other: Maternal and Child Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/01/5019570
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