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Marijke Velzeboer, et al. Violence Against Women: the Health Sector Responds.

Occasional Publication no. 12, Washington, D.C.: PAHO, 2003. 131 p.

The result of a collaborative effort by the Pan American Health Organization and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) with the technical support of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this publication promotes strategies to confront gender-based violence which can be implemented by citizens at the community level and by decision-makers within the government. One key chapter addresses gender-based violence as a human rights issue and a public health concern; another gives an overview of initiatives being undertaken throughout the Americas to eradicate gender violence. A section on useful resources is also included.

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Date:Apr 1, 2003
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