Nov. 23, 2016: Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls
Nov. 23, 2016
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
November 25 is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls.
Blog of the Week
INSPIRED to End Violence Against Women and Children
November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. More than 1 billion children—half of all the children in the world—are victims of violence every year. And in many countries, one in four girls experience sexual violence before the age of eighteen. Every child has the right to grow up in a safe, stable, nurturing environment. There are ways we can stop violence against women and children, and THIS gives me hope... Read blog
Infographic of the Week
Breaking the cycle of violenceView text version of infographics
Video of the Week
Ending Violence against women and girls: If not you, who?Breaking the cycle of violence
Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive global human rights violations. The new agenda for sustainable development, Agenda 2030, includes the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as a specific target. UN Women, together with all its partners, is working to support countries in the area of comprehensive laws and policies for ending violence, prevention, provision of quality essential services and improved data collection and analysis. Watch video
Story of the Week
How I am Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Kenya
It is true that gender-based violence exists, and we cannot pretend that it does not have a huge impact on our communities, our societies, and ultimately, the world. In my community, violence against women and girls occurs on a daily basis, and only a few cases are reported, while several are not... Read story
On January 22, 2016, CDC activated the Incident Management System and, working through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), centralized the response to the outbreaks of Zika occurring in the Americas and increased reports of birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome in areas affected by Zika. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) because of clusters of microcephaly and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika. On February 8, 2016, CDC elevated response efforts to a Level 1 activation, the highest response level at the agency.
CDC is working with international public health partners and with state and local health departments to
- Alert healthcare providers and the public about Zika.
- Post travel notices and other travel-related guidance.
- Provide state health laboratories with diagnostic tests.
- Monitor and report cases of Zika, which will helps improve our understanding of how and where Zika is spreading.
What Global Disease Threat Worries Public-Health Officials Most?
The Wall Street Journal
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CDC, Senegal Researchers Find 'Much Needed Alternative' to PCR in Meridian Malaria Assay
November 21, 2016
The Rainy Season Strategy To Stop Malaria
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Health Report: Polio Vaccine Shortage
Voice of America
October 25, 2016
November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
December 1: World AIDS Day
December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 5: International Volunteer Day
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December 18: International Migrants Day
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