International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: 23 May - Obstetric fistula is a devastating condition, affecting between two and three million girls and women across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The exact number is difficult to estimate, however, due to a lack of commitment to address and resolve this problem, as well as a lack of awareness within the healthcare system. It is estimated that each year, between 50000 and 100,000 women worldwide develop obstetric fistula.
WHO developing a guideline on the management of health complications related to Female Genital Mutilation
Your input is invited for a brief survey as part of the guideline development process of the first Guideline on the management of health complications related to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – currently being developed by WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) including HRP.
Global plan of action to strengthen role of health systems in addressing interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children
Women and girls bear an enormous burden of violence that is rooted in gender inequality. Such violence is often hidden and stigmatized and also often socially sanctioned. Health and other institutions are slow to recognize and address this violence and services are often not available. Until recently, violence against women and girls has also been largely invisible within national and international statistics and surveillance systems.