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WHO launches toolkit to help countries respond to sexual violence

Global Health Issues
25 November 2015  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women WHO releases a new tool for medical and legal professionals to ensure that proper evidence is collected in cases of sexual violence to help bring justice for victims. The goal is to end impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence and help eliminate violence against women. Globally 1 in 3 women has been a victim of physical/sexual partner violence in her lifetime. Although anyone can be a victim of violence, including children and women and men of all ages, recent global figures indicate that one in three women globally have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence by someone other than a partner in their lifetime. Women who experience partner violence are twice as likely to suffer from depression and 1.5 times more likely to have a sexually transmitted infection including HIV, compared to those who have never been exposed to such violence. T…

WHO calls for ending violence against women and girls- Himalayan News Service


Training manuals on Pelvic organ prolapse, obstetric fistula and clinical protocol on Gender-based violence Published

Date: 17/11/2015
A step forward in preventing obstetric fistula, pelvic organ prolapse and GBV in Nepal The Government of Nepal has unveiled its first ever competency-based training manuals on pelvic organ prolapse(POP) and obstetric fistula as well as a clinical protocol on gender-based violence (GBV).
POP (also called uterine prolapse or fallen womb) is a bodily condition in which pelvic muscles can no longer adequately support organs in the pelvic area and is a significant reproductive morbidity in Nepal. Obstetric fistula - one of the most serious injuries of childbearing - is a hole in the birth canal, caused by prolonged and obstructed labor due to lack of timely and adequate medical care, early or closely spaced pregnancies. The manuals and the protocol are the first national training packages and guideline respectively for healthcare providers on management of POP, obstetric fistula and GBV. They were developed by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) with technic…

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