Around the world at least one woman in every three has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Increasingly, violence against women is recognized as a major public health concern and a violation of human rights. The effects of violence can be devastating to a woman's reproductive health as well as to other aspects of her physical and mental well-being, as violent intimate partner relationships make women vulnerable to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
Our resources include reports and articles on violence against women and its impact on women’s health and rights.
Browse our resources on violence against women below.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 24 October 2006
Summary: Delivered by Kate Bourne, Vice President, International Policy & Regional Programs, IWHC, at "Healthy Women, Healthy Economies," a panel convened by the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC) and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Explores how increased investment in women's empowerment and reproductive health information and services leads to healthier families, communities, and economies.
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 29 September 2005
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 04 June 2002
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionTuesday, 01 January 2002
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionWednesday, 05 September 2001
Annotated Bibliography on Topics Related to Gender, Sexuality, and Health: Middle East/MediterraneanWritten By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 01 September 2000
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Summary: Prepared by the InternationalWomen's Health Coalition (September 2000). Compiles citations andabstracts of articles and resources related to gender, sexuality, andhealth in the Middle East and the Mediterranean (214 pages).
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionSaturday, 01 January 2000
Summary: By Adrienne Germain(Critical Issues in Global Health, edited by C. Everett Koop, M.D.,Sc.D., Clarence E. Pearson, MPH, and M. Roy Schwarz, M.D. SanFrancisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000). Invited chapter lays out policy priorities for the 21st Century that address the continuing human threats to women's reproductive and sexual health (8 pages)
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionMonday, 01 November 1999
Summary: By Françoise Girard (Journal of Women's Health and Law, Vol. I, No. 1, November, 1999, Toronto and Vancouver: Butterworths). Analyzes the significance for women's health of the UN's five-year review of implementation of the Programme of Action agreed in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). The author outlines and discusses the significance and impact of the original ICPD agreements and of the new commitments made by governments in 1999 to hasten implementation of the Programme of Action (14 pages).
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionFriday, 01 January 1999
Written By International Women's Health CoalitionThursday, 01 January 1998
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