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Violence against women and girls: prevention, support and care

Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

Training course in adolescent sexual and reproductive health 2019

October 21, 2019 - Geneva

Violence against women and girls: prevention, support and care - Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

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Chandra-Mouli V. Violence against women and girls: prevention, support and care. Paper presented at: Training course in adolescent sexual and reproductive health; 2019 Oct 21; Geneva.

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Assignment

Go over the module materials provided and answer the following five questions with the aid of the clues provided.

Question 1

Name 3 forms of gender-based violence that you are aware of, occurs in your community/country.

4 marks

Clue: Study slide 2 in the slide set titled: Implementing a public health approach to violence against women, and page 5 of the of the WHO publication: Global Plan of Action: Health systems address violence against women and girls.

Question 2

Gender-based violence has negative consequences to women and girls, their families, and their communities and societies. Name three such consequences.

4 marks

Clue: Study pages 8, 9 and 10 of the WHO publication: Global Plan of Action: Health systems address violence against women and girls, and page 51 of the WHO publication: WHO recommendations on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Question 3

In many places health care providers do not respond effectively and with sensitivity to women and girls who experience gender-based violence. Firstly, in your opinion, why is this so? Secondly, name three things that could be done to change the situation.

6 marks

Clue: Study pages 10 to 14 of the WHO publication Global Plan of Action: Health systems address violence against women and girls, and page 55 of the WHO publication: WHO recommendations on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Question 4

Firstly, what are the seven strategies that comprise RESPECT? Secondly, what do R and T stand for, and what is the evidence of the effectiveness of both? Thirdly, what will it take to implement R and T in your context?

8 marks

Clue: Study slide 8 in the slide set titled: Implementing a public health approach to violence against women, and pages 6 to 10 in the WHO document titled RESPECT.

Question 5

Gathering and using data on violence against women and girls is important. Identify three actions that you believe all countries could carry out immediately.

3 marks

Clue: Study page 25 of the WHO publication Global Plan of Action: Health systems address violence against women and girls, and page 12 of the WHO publication RESPECT.