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European Guidelines: Experts say sexuality education should start from birth

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World Health Organization - Europe Regional Office
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World Health Organization - Europe Regional Office
Publication Date: 
October 2010
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Cologne, Denmark

These guidelines were developed by a group of 20 experts from 9 European countries under the guidance of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. They provide step-by-step instructions and a detailed matrix to support health and education professionals in their efforts to guarantee children accurate and sensitively presented information about sexuality.

Violence against women and HIV/AIDS: setting the research agenda

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Department of Gender, Women and Health, World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2001
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Geneva, Switzerland

Violence and the fear of violence are emerging as an important risk factor contributing to the vulnerability to HIV infection for women. This report of a WHO expert consultation “Violence Against Women and HIV/AIDS: Setting the Research Agenda” from 23-25 October 2000 takes stock of existing research in this area, identifies key research questions and priorities as well as as methodological considerations and makes recommendations for further research.

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WHO gender policy: Integrating gender perspectives in the work of the WHO

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
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January 2002
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Geneva, Switzerland

WHO has identified gender as an issue cutting across all of its programmes and activities. In 2002, the Director-General of WHO issued a policy statement highlighting a strong and visible political commitment to promoting gender equity in health.

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WHO ethical and safety recommendations for interviewing trafficked women

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Cathy Zimmerman
Charlotte Watts
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Intended mainly for researchers, media persons and service providers unfamiliar with the situation of trafficked women, this document aims to build a sound understanding of the risks, ethical considerations, and practical realities related to trafficking of women.

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ISBN 9241546255

Addressing violence against women and achieving millenium development goals

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
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January 2005
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Geneva, Switzerland

Violence against women hinders progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This document highlights the connections between the MDGs and the prevention of violence against women by showing how: a) working towards the MDGs will reduce violence against women; and b) preventing violence against women will contribute to achieving the MDGs. It provides recommendations to address violence against women and promote progress towards the 8 MDGs.

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A summary of the "so what?" report: a look at whether integrating a gender focus into programmes makes a difference to outcomes

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Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs
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World Health Organization
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July 2005
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Washington, DC

This summary of the full 'So what' report of 2004 provides policy-makers and programme mangers with four recommendations as to how to integrate gender concerns into reproductive health programmes. It highlights interventions that have had a positive impact on reproductive health outcomes, whether by exploiting, accommodating or transforming gender inequities, in four categories: maternal morbidity and mortality, unintended pregnancy, STIs/HIV/AIDS and quality of care.

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Women's health and human rights: monitoring the implementation of CEDAW

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2007
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Geneva, Switzerland

This guide explains how human rights related to health are enshrined in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), governmental obligations to implement those rights and monitoring of those obligations by the CEDAW Committee. It concludes with suggestions for maximizing WHO’s use of the CEDAW monitoring process.

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Integrating gender into the curriculum for health professionals

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
2007
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Geneva, Switzerland

This report summarizes the discussions at a meeting that the WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH) convened in December 2006 about integrating gender into the curricula for health professionals to ensure that these considerations are addressed in health policies and programmes. The document provides lists of core gender competencies for physicians and public health professionals and recommendations for policy-makers and medical educators to move the agenda forward.

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Engaging men and boys in changing gender-based inequity in health: evidence from programme interventions

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Inclure des hommes et des garçons dans la lutte contre les inégalités de genre en matière de santé
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Gary Barker
Christine Ricardo
Marcos Nascimento
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World Health Organization
Publication Date: 
January 2007
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

This review assesses the effectiveness of programme interventions seeking to engage men and boys in achieving gender equality and equity in health. Research with men and boys has shown how inequitable gender norms - social expectations of what men and boys should and should not do - influence how men interact with their partners, families and children on a wide range of issues. These include preventing the transmission of HIV and sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive use, physical violence, household tasks, parenting and their health-seeking behaviour.

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Women, ageing and health: a framework for action

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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization
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January 2007
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Geneva, Switzerland

This framework for action addresses the health status and factors that influence women's health at midlife and older ages with a focus on gender. It provides guidance on how policy-makers, practitioners, nongovernmental organizations and civil society can improve the health and well-being of ageing women by simultaneously applying both a gender and an ageing lens in their policies, programmes and practices, as well as in research.

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