Every year, there is global advocacy on ending violence against women; 25th November is recognized as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. This day also kicks start the “16 Days of Activism” against Gender-Based Violence up to 10 December, which is globally recognized as “Human Rights Day”.
The 16 Days of Activism provide an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of GBV as a gender and health priority issue. WHO launched a new manual for health managers and policy-makers to strengthen health systems to deliver better quality of care to women who are subjected to violence, “Strengthening health systems to respond to women subjected to intimate partner violence or sexual violence: A manual for health managers”.
Additional information, including existing resources and materials can also be found at:
- HQ: http://www.who.int/life-course/news/events/2017-intl-day-for-elimination-of-violence-against-women/en/
- WPRO: http://www.wpro.who.int/equity_social_determinants/en/