Tuesday, October 4, 2011

[EQ] Gender- based violence in Solomon Islands: Translating research into action on the social determinants of health

Gender- based violence in Solomon Islands:
Translating research into action on the social determinants of health

Jennifer J. K. Rasanathan, Anjana Bhushan
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Background paper
: WHO - World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, 19-21 October 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Available online PDF [23p.] at: http://bit.ly/oQVowF

“………In light of anecdotal knowledge and regional attention to gender inequality and consequent gender based violence (GBV), Solomon Islands conducted the Solomon Islands Family Health and Safety Study (SIFHSS) in 2008, which revealed epidemic levels of GBV that demanded a national response….”

“….Intersectoral actions on multiple determinants of genderbased violence (GBV) have the best chance to successfully and sustainably eliminate GBV. International consequences primarily include further support for this research methodology and a best practice example of policymaking targeted to preventing and addressing GBV while also acting on its root causes.  …”.

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