Please find here the Global Plan of Action: Health Systems Address Violence against Women and Girls (2016) and below, a list of new WHO resources on violence against women. Thank you for your attention.


WHO ethical and safety recommendations for intervention research on Violence Against Women (VAW) (2016) The new WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Intervention Research on Violence Against Women (VAW) ?developed in conjunction with global experts on tthe topic – give crucial guidance on how best to address questions of ethics and safety to researchers working on violence against women. The new recommendations reflect the ethical concerns on VAW research, expressed in numerous articles and publications, that have come to light since WHO published Putting Women First: Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Research on Domestic Violence Against Women in 2001. As the evidence base on the magnitude, context, and consequences of VAW has grown, research efforts and attention have begun to focus on decreasing the knowledge gap on effective responses through intervention research. There is therefore a need to consider ethical and safety questions unique to this context.

Advocacy tools:

– A short  animation film on strengthening the health system response to violence against women avaible in English, Spanish, and French. This animation highlights how the health system can play a role in responding to women who have experienced violence against women.




– Infographics including guidance for a first-line response from health care providers (LIVES)

Global policy:
–  A popular version of the global plan of action Global Plan of Action: Health Systems Address Violence against Women and Girls (2016)

This call to action is a popular version of the violence against women and girls section of the Global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system to address  violence, in particular against women and girls and against children (attached).

Ados V. May, MPA | IBP Initiative Secretariat | Senior Technical Advisor
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 550 | Washington, DC 20004 |
o: +1 202 808 3846 | m: +1 202 999 8816 | email: | Skype: adosmay

HIFA profile: Ados May is a Senior Technical Advisor at the IBP Initiative in the United States of America. ados.may AT