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

A resource package

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December 11, 2014
The Annual WAVE Conference took place in Vienna, Austria, at the end of November 2014. It gathered about 300 participants, including professionals from women’s NGOs, representatives from Austrian local and federal institutions, and representatives from European and International institutions...
October 29, 2014
On 28 and 29 October 2014, Maria Rösslhumer, Manager, Women against Violence Europe (WAVE), and Lodewijk Pas,Professor at the University Center of General Practice Training and practitioner, Leuven, Belgium, facilitated a training seminar for health professionals organized by WAVE in collaboration...
October 21, 2014
On 18 and 19 September 2014, Maria Rösslhumer, Managing Director, Women against Violence Europe (WAVE), and Lodewijk Pas, Lecture/Professor at the University Center of General Practice Training, Leuven, Belgium, participated as an international trainers in a training seminar for health...
October 21, 2014
On 15 and 17 September 2014, Maria Rösslhumer, Managing Director, Women against Violence Europe (WAVE), and Lodewijk Pas, Lecture/Professor at the University Center of General Practice Training, Leuven, Belgium, participated as an international trainers in a training seminar for health...
July 30, 2014
The terms of GBV and violence against women are often used interchangeably, as most violence against women is gender-based, and most GBV is inflicted by men on women and girls. International human rights law documents provide the following definitions of violence against women and GBV (box 1...
November 1, 2013
At this year’s WAVE Conference that took place from 10-12 October 2013 in Sofia, Bulgaria, a panel addressed the important role of the health sector in addressing violence against women (VAW). Panellists and participants discussed existing gaps, examples of promising practices and...
September 2, 2013
On 1 August 2013, WAVE project coordinator Angelika Kartusch participated as an international trainer in a training seminar for health professionals organized by the UNFPA office in Belarus. The training was held in Brest and convened about 30 health professionals from Brest, Kobrin and Kamenets....
August 21, 2013
We have created a new country information corner, revised the section on Practical Steps for Integrating GBV within health systems and added two new good practice case studies in Russian language. In detail: The new country infomation corner provides a collection of country-specific resources...
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...
August 1, 2013
A new publication by the World Health Organization (WHO) provides evidence-based guidance to health-care providers on how to respond to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women. The guidelines also address policy makers by encouraging better coordination and funding of services,...