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Women and young persons with disabilities: Guidelines for providing rights-based and gender-responsive services to address gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights

HOLOBOFF RADFORD, Anastasia
et al
November 2018

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This publications aims to provide practical and concrete guidelines for making Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services more inclusive of and accessible to women and young persons with disabilities and for targeting interventions to meet their disability-specific needs.
 
Critical services for all victims and survivors of GBV include health services (e.g. first-line support, sexual assault examination and care, mental health assessment and care), justice and policing services (e.g. assessment and investigation, perpetrator accountability and reparations, safety and protection, justice sector coordination), social services (e.g. crisis counselling; help lines; legal and rights information, advice, and representation; psychosocial support and counselling), and coordination at both the national and local level.

 

Fundamental SRHR services for women and young persons—with and without disabilities— include comprehensive sexuality education; information, goods, and services for the full range of modern contraceptive methods, including emergency contraception; maternal/newborn healthcare (including antenatal care, skilled attendance at delivery, emergency obstetric care, post-partum care, and newborn care); prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for sexual and reproductive health issues (e.g. sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, syphilis, and HPV, cancers of the reproductive system and breast cancer, and infertility); safe and accessible abortion, where it is not against the law; and post-abortion care to treat complications from unsafe abortion.

 

While the primary audience of these Guidelines is GBV and SRHR service providers and support staff, these Guidelines are also intended as a valuable resource for all stakeholders—including those in government, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations—involved in designing, developing, implementing, or advocating for GBV or SRHR services for women and young persons with disabilities. 

Protecting children from sexual exploitation and sexual violence in disaster and emergency situations

DELANEY, Stephanie
March 2006

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"This manual, as the title suggests, is about how to protect children from sexual violence and sexual exploitation, specifically in disaster and emergency situations. It is not intended to be an academic report but instead is a practical guide that we hope will be of use to people working directly in the field. The aim is to provide fundamental information to assist personnel working in emergency situations in responding to protect children, in terms of what can be done before disaster strikes (which might be called ‘mitigation’ efforts), in the immediate aftermath (the ‘response’) and in the longer term reconstruction phase (sometimes called the ‘recovery’). We have also included recommended actions and key considerations to be taken into account in the event of sexual violence or sexual exploitation"

Women's health exchange

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Designed to serve as a participatory forum through which community groups from around the world can share ideas about health education for women. Each issue includes a training guide with participatory activities around different women's health concerns, and other features, such as profiles of organisations doing creative work, and new developments in women's health. Ideas and contributions from readers are welcomed
Three to four times a year
Free
Donations to cover mailing costs welcomed
free online

Post-polio health [formerly: Polio network news]

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Polio Network News is an international newsletter for polio survivors, health professionals, and resource centers to exchange information, encourage research, and promote networking among the post-polio community worldwide. Also publishes the annual Post-Polio Directory which lists self-identified clinics, health professionals, and support groups knowledgeable about the late effects of polio
Four times a year
30 USD

AIDS action

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Aimed at all health workers, AIDS Action provides practical information on a wide range of international HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) care and prevention issues. Including case studies and resource lists, and covering a particular theme with each issue.
This newsletter was produced by Healthlink Worldwide between 1987 and 2001. Regional editions of AIDS action are still produced by Healthlink Worldwide's partner organisations:
HAIN (English for Asia-Pacific), Website: http://www.hain.org
SAFAIDS, Southern Africa Aids Action. http://www.safaids.org.zw/viewpublications.cfm?linkid=12
Calandria, Accion en Sida. http://www.accionensida.org.pe/
ABIA, Brazil. http://www.abiaids.org.br/cgi/public/cgilua.exe/web/templates/htm/_abia/home.htm?user=reader
Quarterly. Note: ceased publication in 2001

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