This resource pack highlights the nature of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, explores how HIV/AIDS and STDs affect and are affected by gender and illustrates what can be done to change this situation. The pack consisted of two parts: a book and easy-to-photocopy instructional activity cards
The globalisation of the world economy and the consequent increase in commerce, travel, and communication have brought benefits to virtually every country. But these changes also bring risks that cannot be addressed adequately within traditional national borders. These risks include emerging infectious diseases, resulting in part from increased prevalence of drug-resistant pathogens; exposure to dangerous substances, such as contaminated foodstuffs, and banned and toxic substances; and violence, including chemical and bioterrorist attack. By investing in global health, industrliased countries will not only benefit populations in desperate and immediate need of assistance, but also themselves--through protecting their people, improving their economies, and advancing their international interests. This paper describes the rationale for involvement of industrialised countries in global health, and suggests a means for its coordination.
This resource highlights facts about disability globally and describes people with disabilities as the world’s largest minority. Key information is provided about education, employment and violence with respect to people with disabilities. It would be useful for people interested in learning about global disability issues
This factsheet provides information about family violence against women with disabilities. It highlights the different form of violence and abuse that may be committed against disabled women and various supports available. This resource is useful to anyone interested in family violence against women with disabilities
This website presents the workshop reports and presentations from the second part of an international workshop on "Going beyond the taboos in community-based rehabilitation (CBR)." The workshop focused on violence and abuse towards persons with disabilities and role of CBR in preventing them and supporting the victims. Links are provided to the workshop report and presentations in pdf format
"Going beyond the taboo areas in CBR" workshop, part 2
30 November 2012
A resource containing online articles, studies, reports and book references across a range of topics relevant to surviving armed violence including trauma, development, disability, human rights, mental health, gun control, gender, research methods and ethics, rehabilitation, social protection and livelihoods. The resources are featured according to country/region, topic and year, and the following general topic areas: armed violence, gender, injury & rehabilitation, livelihoods & caregiving, and victims & perpetrators
The Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights is an autonomous network of groups and individuals in every continent who aim to achieve and support reproductive rights for women. It offers critical and feminist analysis and consistently places issues of reproductive and sexual health rights within the larger socio-economic context by means of a newsletter, website, campaigns, an annual Call for Action, participation in relevant international meetings, networking and coalition-building
"This paper examines current evidence regarding rates, risk factors, correlates and consequences of gender disparities in mental health. Gender is conceptualized as a structural determinant of mental health and mental illness that runs like a fault line, interconnecting with and deepening the disparities associated with other important socioeconomic determinants such as income, employment and social position"
"Efforts at tackling targeted violence against disabled people may benefit from lessons generated from the longer-standing work in tackling violence against women. These include the conceptualisation and articulation of targeted violence as a cause and consequence of inequality, and as a human rights issue. There is a need to develop effective coalitions and to make explicit the relevance and implications of targeted violence across all public services so that those affected receive the support they require. The importance of education and prevention is also highlighted. While such lessons can help re-frame the issues and policies around targeted violence against disabled people, they should not be transposed uncritically"
This report details that violence and abuse are serious problems for persons with disabilities and that they are at greater risk than non-disabled persons. The report highlights the different categories of abuse suffered by people with disabilities, describes barriers to addressing abuse, and provides strategies to address violence and abuse
This website presents information about Women Enabled (WE), a non-governmental organization working to advance the human rights of women and girls worldwide, especially women and girls with disabilities. Links are provided to a comprehensive list of women enabled issues, in addition to related news and events, media and publications and advocacy advice to take action. This website is useful for anyone interested in the advancement of human rights for women and girls
This resource centre offers practitioners and policy makers straightforward and effective tools for inclusion that can be readily integrated into their existing frameworks. Inclusive development information is organised into the following areas: topic and/or sector, specific MIUSA resources, international development agency disability policies and resources in other languages. A link is also provided for users to add resources
This website is focuses upon questions a woman with a disability might have - about her body, about the mechanics and dynamics of having sex, about the complexities of being in an intimate relationship or having children, about unvoiced fears or experiences of encountering abuse in some form. It discusses a wide range of topics related to sexuality and presents verious perspectives. this website is useful to anyone interested in sexuality and disability
Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion