Strengthening Health System Responses to Gender-based Violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

A resource package

New WHO study: Global and regional estimates of violence against women

August 12, 2013

This study presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner and sexual violence by someone other than a partner. It also discusses the effects of violence on women’s physical, sexual and reproductive, and mental health. For instance, it shows that women who have experienced intimate partner violence have higher rates of depression, HIV, injury and death, and are more likely to have low birth weight babies, than those who haven’t.

Documents: the full report in English version is available here;  click here for the Execeutive Summary in Russian.