Integrating Gender in Medical Education

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. It is observed in October.

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Domestic Violence: The Dark Truth of Our Society
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. The management of domestic violence essentially requires combined effort of law enforcement, social welfare and health care services. Although efforts have been made in this direction, the attended cases represent just the tip of the iceberg, as majority of the cases are not reported due to social pressures from family members or social stigma of defamation. Real change in these cases can only be brought about by changing the mindset of society through education and better law enforcement. Find out more →


National Research on Domestic Violence Against Women in Georgia
The study was designed to provide the data that could be used to develop national policies on prevention of domestic violence in Georgia, informing, communicating and educating the public on gender rights and issues, engendering laws, policies and plans, supporting establishment of service mechanisms to prevent, protect and respond to gender-based violence acts and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of efforts aiming at addressing gender based violence. Find out more →


Strengthening Research and Action on Gender-based Violence in Africa
This report presents the findings and insights gained from the program. Part 2 describes the program’s process for selecting and training the participants. Part 3 presents the key findings and recommendations from the research conducted by the participating organizations. Part 4 discusses the program’s achievements and lessons that emerged from the initiative. Find out more →


Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work: Overview and Selected Annotated Bibliography
The International Labour Conference – in its June 2009 Resolution concerning gender equality at the heart of decent work – described gender-based violence as a critical and major global challenge to the goal of equality between women and men. The Conference – which annually brings together the ILO tripartite constituents comprising member States and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations from those countries – agreed on work-related strategies for its prevention and eradication. Find out more →


High Literacy and Mounting Violence: A Case of Women in Kerala, India
In this paper titled ‘High Literacy and Mounting Violence: A Case of Women in Kerala, India’, a modest attempt has been made to discuss the forms and types of violence against women. In all societies, to a greater or lesser degree, women and girls are subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse that cuts across lines of income, class and culture. It has been recognized as a violation of basic human rights of women and of their exercise of fundamental freedom. Find out more →


Domestic Violence and Poverty
The research paper examines the variety of factors which contributes to the poverty of women and children who have experienced domestic violence, including lack of affordable housing and lack of accessibility to legal assistance. Some of the most significant factors are barriers to employment. Because of these barriers, many victims of domestic violence may not be able to leave welfare for work within the imposed time constraints of the recent welfare reform. Find out more →


Domestic Violence and Employment: A Qualitative Study
This exploratory study sought to gather detailed information about how domestic violence affects women’s employment, specifically to identify the types of job interference tactics used by abusers and their consequences on women’s job performance; identify and understand the context associated with disclosure about victimization to employers and coworkers; and identify the supports offered to employees after disclosure. Find out more →


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