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Violence Against Women Women’s Health. Healthy life expectancy is higher for women than men in most countries, except in parts of Eastern Mediterranean and Asian regions. Globally, average life expectancy at birth is 4.3 more for women. Violence Against Women UN General Assembly Definition.

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Violence against women women s health

Violence Against WomenWomen’s Health

  • Healthy life expectancy is higher for women than men in most countries, except in parts of Eastern Mediterranean and Asian regions. Globally, average life expectancy at birth is 4.3 more for women

Violence against women un general assembly definition

Violence Against WomenUN General Assembly Definition

  • The Declaration on the Elimination of VAW defines VAW as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or any harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation whether occurring in public or in private life”

Women s health

Women’s Health

  • As many as 74%of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa in 2006 were young women. This region represents 60% of all people living with HIV.

Women s health1

Women’s Health

  • Between 15% and 71% of women around the world have suffered physical or sexual violence committed by an intimate male partner at some point in their life. This has serious consequences for women’s health.

Women s health2

Women’s Health

  • Studies around the world show, including our own SAVI (Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland) Report, that up to 1 in 5 women report being sexually abused before the age of 15.

Savi report

Violence Against Women Women’s Health

SAVI Report

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 6 men experienced sexual abuse in childhood

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men experienced sexual abuse as adults

  • 4 in 10 (42%) women and between 2 and 3 in 10 (28%) men experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime

Croke park

Croke Park

  • 80,000 Capacity

  • 40,000 women 40,000 men

  • 16,800 women 11,200 men

  • Of the 80,000 people 28,000 experienced some form of sexual abuse in their lifetime

Women s health3

Women’s Health

  • Over the next 10 years an estimated 100 million girls will marry before their 18th. Birthday. They represent one third of adolescent girls in developing countries (excluding China).

Women s health4

Women’s Health

  • Every day, 1600 women and more than 10 000 newborns die due to preventable complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

Women s health5

Women’s Health

  • Malaria during pregnancy increases the health risks for both mother and child. Yet less than 5% of pregnant women have access to effective interventions.

Women s health6

Women’s Health

  • Women are more exposed than men to harmful fumes from solid fuels used in the home. Indoor air pollution is responsible for approximately 1.5million deaths a year around the world, most of them among women and children.

Women s health7

Women’s Health

  • Breast cancer kills approximately 500 000 women each year, mostly in developed countries. Cervical cancer globally kills more than 250 000 women each year, with 80% of these deaths occurring in developed countries.

Responses needed

Responses Needed

  • Protection

  • Provision

  • Prevention



  • Appropriate Laws

  • Appropriate Sanctions

  • Implementation of the Report from the All Party Committee on Child Protection

  • Children First

  • All laws pertaining to sexual crimes to be contained in one Sexual Offences Act



  • Immediate provision of Services for the victims of these crimes

  • On-going Funding for Rape Crisis Centres and Refuges

  • Funding and upgrading of Sexual Assault Treatment Units

  • Specialist training and on-going professional development for Gardai, Barristers, Judges and all professionals dealing with sexual crimes



  • On-going support for the National Steering Committee on Violence Against Women

  • Continued Support for NGOs providing services in the field of VAW

  • Cosc Office: The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence. which provides an all of Government response to these crimes



  • Parenting Courses

  • Specialist Training for Teachers-Primary and Secondary

  • Information and services available at all third level institutions

  • Public Awareness Raising Campaigns

  • Treatment Programmes for all convicted perpetrators available in Prisons

  • Pre-release assessments and post release supervision for all perpetrators of sexual crimes

Outreach services

Outreach Services

  • Dochas (Womens’s Prison)

  • Coolock

  • Tallaght

Awareness raising campaign

Awareness Raising Campaign

  • 90 second advert showing in 250 cinemas nationwide

  • Three 20 second adverts for Television

  • 6 Television Stations

Awareness raising campaign1

Awareness Raising Campaign

  • Outdoor Poster Campaign

  • Bus Sides

  • Bus Shelters

  • Buses, Trains, Dart and Luas



  • Unthinkable until someone understands

  • 1 800 77 8888

  • A new beginning at the end of the line



  • Unspeakable until someone listens

  • 1 800 77 8888

  • A new beginning at the end of the line

Overall message

Overall Message

  • You can come through this

  • Help is available

  • All it takes is a phone call

  • The National 24 hour Freephone Number 1 800 77 8888

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