Violence

Responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused

Sexual abuse of children and adolescents is a gross violation of their rights and a global public health problem. It adversely affects the health of children and adolescents. Health care providers are in a unique position to provide an empathetic response to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. Such a response can go …

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Hate crimes against people with disabilities

People with disabilities have been excluded from mainstream society for centuries, and still face discrimination, stigmatisation and isolation today. Research by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) shows that violence, harassment and abuse are common experiences for many people with disabilities, creating a formidable barrier to their inclusion and participation in the community. Some key …

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Europe unites against online child sexual abuse

The international problem of online child sexual abuse needs an international solution and the European Parliament is calling for united efforts to investigate online child sexual abuse, prosecute offenders, protect child victims and remove illegal online content. More than 80{ddf8d179d1bf712bb2a88ff2ad95ebdf63eaa5463c845d2f093b25848387ba96} of the victims are under 10 years old and Parliament’s call for action states that: any …

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The role of the health sector in preventing intimate partner violence

Violence against women is an extreme manifestation of gender inequality in society and a serious violation of fundamental human rights. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most common type of such violence and can lead to death, physical injury, functional impairment, mental health problems, negative health behaviour, chronic conditions and reproductive health problems. Institutional discrimination, …

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Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014

475,000 people were murdered in 2012, making homicide the third leading cause of death for men between the ages of 15 and 44, according to this report. This is a 16{ddf8d179d1bf712bb2a88ff2ad95ebdf63eaa5463c845d2f093b25848387ba96} decrease since 2000 but non-fatal violence remains widespread, taking a particular toll on women and children. One in four children has been physically abused; one in …

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