Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Global Violence Prevention
Violence Forum - The IOM's Forum promotes the multidisciplinary exchange of information and ideas and research on protective and risk factors and evidence-based prevention efforts to illuminate policy, research, and practice priorities pertinent to global violence prevention.
WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women (2005) - Research report on prevalence, health outcomes and women's responses
Overview: Violence against women is a universal phenomenon that persists in all countries of the world, and the perpetrators of that violence are often well known to their victims. Partner violence, in particular, continues to be frighteningly common and to be accepted as “normal” within too many societies. Data provided by this Study contribute to raising awareness among health policy-makers and care providers of the seriousness of the problem and how it affects the health of women. The findings inform a more effective response from government, including the health, justice and social service sectors, as a step towards fulfilling the state’s obligation to eliminate violence against women and protect and fulfill their human rights.
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