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Women living with HIV speak out against violence

01 January 2014

Violence against women and girls is an unacceptable violation of basic human rights. It also is so widespread that ending it must be a public health priority. An estimated one in three women is beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused by an intimate partner during her lifetime. Intimate partner violence has been shown to increase the risk of HIV infection by around 50 per cent, and violence (and the fear of violence) deters women and girls from seeking services for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. More

Reproductive rights are human rights: A handbook for national human rights institutions

01 January 2014

The purpose of this handbook is to provide national human right institutions with tools and guidance on how to integrate reproductive rights into their work. More

Gender matters: Overcoming gender-related barriers to prevent new HIV infections among children and keep their mothers alive

01 January 2014

The findings of this assessment indicates that gender-related barriers pose significant obstacles to the uptake of services that prevent new HIV infections among children and keep mothers alive—obstacles that require urgent attention. Without dedicated attempts to overcome these gender-related barriers, current efforts will meet with limited success, and the needs and rights of both women and children will remain compromised. More

State of the world population 2012: By choice, not by chance: Family planning, human rights and development

14 November 2012

The State of World Population 2012 explains why family planning is a right, examines the challenges in ensuring that all women, men and young people are able to exercise that right and suggests actions that governments and international organizations can take to give everyone the power and the means to decide freely and responsibly how many children to have and when to have them. More

Political declaration on HIV/AIDS: Intensifying our efforts to eliminate HIV/AIDS (A/65/L.77)

08 June 2011

The High-Level Meeting on AIDS took place in 2011. More than 30 Heads of State, Government and Vice-Presidents attended the meeting. On the final day of the High-Level Meeting on AIDS, UN Member States adopted a resolution which will guide country responses to HIV over the next five years. More

Working towards universal coverage of maternal, newborn and child health interventions

21 April 2011

A progress report to World Health Assembly World Health Organization (WHO), 2011. More

Maternal, infant and young child nutrition: Implementation plan

24 March 2011

This progress report examines a plan to tackle problems of poor nutrition through awareness campaigns and policies involving health, education and agriculture. More

Accelerating universal access to reproductive health: Countries leading the way

01 January 2011

Case studies from Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, and Rwanda: The case studies highlight policy innovations to improve and accelerate access to sexual and reproductive health, improved outcomes, and continuing actions to achieve universal access. More

An update on WHO’s work on female genital mutilation (FGM): Progress report

01 January 2011

Studies indicate that the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has changed in a number of ways. Most encouragingly, the practice is declining. This can be observed when looking at data from countries in which at least two surveys are available, showing that the prevalence has reduced in a number of countries. More

HIV prevention gains momentum: Success in female condom programming

01 January 2011

This report examines a number of success stories in the fight against HIV. Examples come from countries such as Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Nigeria and the Caribbean region. More

Keeping promises, measuring results (advance copy)

01 January 2011

The Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health presented an advance copy of its final report, “Keeping Promises, Measuring Results”. The report recommends a 10-point accountability framework to increase the likelihood that the USD $40 billion pledges made towards the Strategy for Women's and Children's Health are honoured and spent in the most effective way to save lives. More

Policy approaches to engaging men and boys in achieving gender equality and health equity

01 July 2010

This document outlines the rationale for using policy approaches to engage men in achieving gender equality, reducing health inequities, and improving women’s and men’s health; offers a framework for integrating men into gender equality policies including in the health sector; and highlights successful policy initiatives addressing men in gender equality and health equality programmes. More

Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2008

01 January 2010

Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, Target 5A calls for the reduction of maternal mortality ratio by three-quarters between 1990 and 2015. As part of on-going efforts,  World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the World Bank revised and improved earlier methods to estimate maternal mortality in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2008; and developed methodology to present trends in maternal mortality from 1990 to 2008 at country, regional, and levels. More

Engaging men and boys in gender equality and health

01 January 2010

Conceptual and practical information on engaging men and boys in romoting gender equality and health are presented. Specific topics include sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn and child health; fatherhood; HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support; and prevention of gender-based violence. More

Women and health: Today’s evidence, tomorrow’s agenda

01 November 2009

Despite considerable progress in the past decades, societies continue to fail to meet the health-care needs of women at key moments of their lives, particularly in their adolescent years and in older age. The report provides the latest and most comprehensive evidence available to date on women's specific health needs and challenges over their life course, from birth to older age. More

WHO multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violence against women

01 September 2005

This landmark World Health Organizatin (WHO) study analyses data from interviews with over 24,000 women in countries representing diverse cultural, geographical and urban/rural settings. The study uncovers the forms and patterns of violence against women across these locations and finds that violence from intimate male partners is a major contributor to women's ill-health. More

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