- In commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence for 2013, participants convened at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on November 26 for a high-level panel examining health sector responses to violence against women and girls. The event was sponsored and organized by USAID , PAHO, IGWG, the Global Women’s Institute at GW University, PRB, and CARE. The session opened with remarks by Jon Andrus, Deputy Director of PAHO, and Ambassador Catherine M. Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. Panelists discussed new policies and guidelines, research, and field-based experiences of actions taken by the health sector from Zambia and around the world.Presentations:
- Alessandra Guedes, “Health Sector Responses to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Against Women” (PDF: 2381 KB)
- Derrick Sialondwe, “Livingstone General Hospital Child Sexual Abuse One Stop Centre” (PDF: 543 KB)
- Mary Ellsberg, “Interventions to Prevent or Reduce Violence Against Women and Girls: A Systematic Review of Reviews” (PDF: 752 KB)
The October 27th event examined the role of the public sector responses to gender-based violence. Panelists from Jhpiego and from Population Council shared lessons from projects in Mozambique and Zambia.
Population Council is working with the police in Zambia to better respond to GBV survivors. Their presentation, “Police as Part of the Public Health Response to SGBV: An Exploration of Task-Sharing in Zambia” included commentary by Dr. Jonathan Kaunda Mwansa, Pediatrician and Epidemiologist at Arthur Davidson Children’s Hospital, in Ndola, Zambia, Dr. George Msipu Phiri, Director of Medical Services, Zambia Police Service and Chi-Chi Undie, Associate in the Reproductive Health Program of the Population Council.
Meanwhile, Jhpiego’s work grew out of their experiences with One-Stop Centers and with maternity centers in Mozambique. Their presentation “Establishing Gender-Based Violence Clinical and Multi-Sectoral Services in Mozambique” was led by Myra Betron, Director for Gender at Jhpiego in Washington D.C. and Dr. Ana Baptista, coordinator of GBV activities for Jhpiego in Mozambique.
- Presentation: Police as Part of the Public Health Response to SGBV: An Exploration of Task-Sharing in Zambia(Population Council)
- Presentation: Establishing GBV Clinical and Multi-Sectoral Services in Mozambique (Jhpiego)
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- Video Recording of Event