Please note: This archive was last updated in 2005.

RHO archives : Topics : Gender and Sexual Health

Additional Program Examples Available Online

Armenia: Adding counseling, screening, and outreach for violence against women to women’s health services. Available at: www.prime2.org/prime2/pdf/4EE_300.pdf.

Bangladesh: Training traditional birth attendants, female fieldworkers, traditional healers, pharmacists, and village doctors to educate clients about sexual problems. Available at: http://catalog.icrw.org/docs/ribs/brac-rib.pdf.

Bolivia: Case studies of two women-centered health programs, La Casa de la Mujer and Kumar Warmi, which work to empower women and improve their quality of life. Available in English at: www.fhi.org/en/wsp/wspubs/bolivia.html and in Spanish at: www.fhi.org/sp/bolivias.html.

Bolivia: A regional program guided by PAHO works at the community, institutional, and policymaking levels to craft an intersectoral response to the problem of violence against women. Available at: www.icomp.org.my/Publish/Volume9-4.pdf.

Central America: Ipas workshops on reproductive rights to encourage health professionals, journalists, government officials, lawyers, religious leaders, and women’s groups to work together. Available in English at: www.ipas.org/publications/en/dialogue/volume6_number2.pdf, in Spanish at: www.ipas.org/spanish/publications/dialogue/volume6_number2_es.pdf, and in Portuguese at: www.ipas.org/publications/po/dialogue/Dia_eleven_po.pdf.

Czech Republic: The Bliss Without Risk health clinic serving sex workers in Prague. Available at: www.changemakers.net/journal/98november/schapiro.cfm.

India: Empowering women by involving them in Women's Health Committees at the village level. Available at: www.icomp.org.my/Grh/inno5/inno5c5.html.

India: Providing services to the victims of domestic abuse at the Swayam Support Centre in Calcutta. Available at: www.changemakers.net/journal/00december/ray.cfm.

Kenya: The Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW) works to improve counseling, raise public awareness, and advocate for legislative and policy changes. Available at: www.icomp.org.my/Publish/Volume9-1.pdf.

Malaysia: A one-stop crisis center based at a Kuala Lumpur hospital assists survivors of domestic violence assistance with all their medical, legal, and other needs. Available at: www.icomp.org.my/Publish/Volume9-2.pdf.

Nicaragua: Using a voucher program to bring sexual health care to sex workers and their clients. Available at: www.id21.org/health/h6ps1g1.html.

Nicaragua: A mass media campaign against domestic violence that was directed to men. Available at: www.id21.org/static/insights35art5.htm.

Pakistan: Promoting the sexual health of low-income women in the Karachi Reproductive Health Project (KRHP). Available at: www.icomp.org.my/Grh/inno5/inno5c3.html.

Philippines: Providing gender-sensitive family planning services. Available online at: www.icomp.org.my/Grh/inno5/inno5c4.html.

South Africa: Mainstreaming gender throughout the health system by sensitizing and training providers, managers, and staff at every level. Available at: www.icomp.org.my/Grh/inno5/inno5c2.html.

Thailand: A pilot program at Planned Parenthood of Thailand raises public awareness and empowers the community to fight violence against women. Available at: www.icomp.org.my/Publish/Volume9-3.pdf.

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