Global and regional estimates of ‘violence against women’

WHO report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’ JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The report, Global and regional estimates of 'violence against women': Prevalence and health … [Read more...]

Women Empowerment Workshop – Nadi, Fiji, from 13 to 15 June 2013

'Give Greater Recognition to Women’s Role in Promoting a Culture of Peace in the Pacific: UN' [Nadi, Fiji – June 13] Women in the Pacific have shown over and over again that it is they who foster peace in a myriad of recognized and unrecognized ways. Women’s roles in bringing lasting peace and recognition in strife-torn societies need to be given a greater recognition. These comments were made by the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident … [Read more...]

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