WOMENAID INTERNATIONAL launches WHO WORLD REPORT ON VIOLENCE AND HEALTH Country Presentations in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Pida Ripley, Founder of WomenAid International, is delighted to announce that following agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the WomenAid CAUCASUS 16 DAYS 2002 programme, now one of the largest collaborative efforts to end violence against women, has organised the country presentations of the WHO World Report on Violence and Health in the following countries:

  •  7 December Grand Hotel Europe, Baku, Azerbaijan

  • 16 December Hotel Congress, Yerevan, Armenia;

  • 18 December 2002 Sheraton Metechi Palace, Tbilisi, Georgia.

WomenAid International has also joined its CAUCASUS 16 DAYS programme to the related WHO Global Campaign for Violence Prevention.  This year long campaign seeks to raise awareness of the negative impact of violence on public health and the role that public health can play in the prevention of violence. 

The CAUCASUS 16 Days Gender Institute will provide opportunities for regional information exchange on violence prevention strategies.  National Focus Groups on the seven key topic areas covered in the world report will work together nationally to stimulate further discussion and debate on the topic of violence and identify relevant strategies. 


For more information visit official WHO website: http://www5.who.int/violence_injury_prevention

or contact the CAUCASUS 16 DAYS Focal Point:

WomenAid International-Caucasus:

17 Khvichia St. Tbilisi 380060 Georgia Tel/Fax: (995 32) 37 92 70

Email:  waigeo@access.sanet.ge

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