International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” – below is their description.

Around the world, nearly one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by intimate partners. As countries have implemented stay-at-home orders and other measures to prevent transmission of COVID-19, reports from women experiencing violence at home have increased. At the same time, services for survivors have been disrupted. WHO calls on all countries to include health care for women affected by violence as an essential service that must be maintained and made accessible during the pandemic, including additional resources for women with disabilities.

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