Monday, December 09, 2013
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Violence against women fact for Dec. 9

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[December 09, 2013]  Zonta International seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy.

With the generosity and collective action of Zontians and friends around the world, Zonta International has supported projects in 46 countries, provided scholarships and awards to women around the globe, and been a powerful advocate for change in our local and international communities, thereby transforming the world and women's place in it.

The local Zonta organization wants to help raise awareness of the crime of violence against women locally and around the world by publishing 16 facts, one per day, during the 16 Days of Activism.

December 9 -- day 15

Fact 15: WHO has developed recommendations to support health workers to address the consequences of sexual violence.

To build health workers' capacity to support victims of sexual assault, WHO and other partners have developed an online e-learning course for health care providers on Clinical management of rape and Guidelines for medico-legal care for victims of sexual violence. This course aims to improve health services for victims of sexual violence by providing health care workers with the knowledge and skills needed for the care of victims of sexual violence.

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