What is the role of the health system in ending violence against women

the health system in ending violence against women

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that one out of every three women is subjected to physical or sexual violence and persecution

often by their husbands or accomplices

one of the most widespread and least widespread human rights violations

Despite the paucity of data, studies indicate that problems of gender-based violence are increasing alarmingly in emergency and humanitarian settings

In a recent study in Southern Sudan, for example

their husbands subjected more women to physical or sexual abuse, nearly other persons sexually assaulted a third of them

The impact of violence on women’s health

The effects of violence against women, both short and long-term, are large and highly impacted on their lives, both physical and psychological

Studies indicate that women who are exposed to violence are twice as likely to suffer depression as other women and are vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections More than a half times more than other women

In addition to the physical and psychological harm caused by violence against women

it also adversely affects children, both healthily and psychologically, and has adverse economic and social effects on families and communities

Women who subjected to violence and persecution seek health care for the problems resulting from this violence

but they often do not explain the causes of these problems, so it is important to ensure that qualified health care providers are able to provide the necessary health and psychological support, Safe for patients and their privacy

Providing women-centered care

It is necessary to rehabilitate health care providers to provide focused care about women’s physical and psychological health and safety, especially intense areas of the world

Women-centered care includes

Listen to and empathize with women

Not to make prejudices

Identify women’s needs and concerns

Facilitate women’s access to support and social welfare

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to disseminate these guidelines and guidelines around the world, as more and more countries are adopting these methods to combat violence against women, as well as to reach countries suffering from conflict or disaster

Also in stress areas, such as Afghanistan, health care providers trained in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to deal with these cases and provide optimal health care to survivors of violence

In Myanmar, national programs are being set up to train medical service providers on how to deal with violence against women in hospitals

Health system and violence against women

On the International Day to Combat Violence against Women, the theme of this year was HearMeToo, to highlight the important role of health care providers in dealing with violence against women

The World Health Organization (WHO) points out the importance of knowing what health providers should do when a woman reported to have exposed to violence and that they are well aware and aware of the many problems that result from violence

The health system and its workers are an essential part of solving the problem of violence against women, working to address the problems of women and girls who are persecuted and heard, and informing them that the world, even in its darkest, is a safe place for them


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