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Running head: GENDER VIOLENCE World Health Organization: Violence against Women Your Name School or Institution Name 1
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GENDER VIOLENCE Abstract Violence against women refers to all acts of violence based on gender that result in either physical, sexual as well as mental harm or pain to the female members of the society. Such acts of violence include threats of violence, coercion, and denial of women rights either within public or private life. Violence against women is categorized into either intimate partner of sexual-based violence. The paper discusses an article published on the website of the World Health Organization which is a body constituted by the United Nations to coordinate health worldwide. WHO has operates a website to inform people about its activities around the world in fulfilling its mandate entrusted to it by the United Nations. The article “violence against women” is strategically published on its website to enable site visitors to easily access the information. The article is well arranged to suit readers and starts by outlining the key facts on the issue of violence against women. In this paper, the article is thoroughly analyzed to inform the reader about the key findings of the report on the violence against women as prepared by WHO. The paper also relates the information provided in the article to similar reports readily available online prepared by other organizations concerned in addressing gender-based violence worldwide. 2
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GENDER VIOLENCE World Health Organization: Violence against Women The world health organization is a special agency concerned with public health internationally that was set up on April 7 , 1948. Its main operations are based in Geneva, Switzerland and have a constitution signed by 64 countries on its date of establishment. The specialized agency is a member of the United Nations Development Group and was preceded by the health organization constituted under the League of Nations (WHO, 2017). The organization has played a critical role in the elimination of killer diseases such as smallpox and has placed its priorities on both communicable and non-communicable diseases. 3
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GENDER VIOLENCE For instance, WHO has been actively involved in the fight against diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria as well as tuberculosis (WHO, 2017). It has also contributed immensely in introducing measures to mitigate the effects of non- communicable diseases such as sexually transmitted ones, reproductive health-related, nutrition related, and aging, occupational health, and gender violence. The paper analyses the contribution of the world health organization in the fight against gender-based violence and in this regard, violence against women ( Dunkle, & Decker, 2013). This effort is in line with the mission statement of the bulletin of the specialized agency that seeks to publish and circulate in scientific way information on public health that has public significance to enable the policy makers, researchers as well as practitioners to become more effective in their work areas (WHO, 2017).
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  • Winter '18
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  • World Health Organization, Violence against women

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