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Toolkit, Blog Posts Address International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

WHO: WHO launches toolkit to help countries respond to sexual violence
“On 25 November, WHO joins partners in calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls to ensure their health, well-being, and human rights. … The organization, together with the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, is launching a toolkit to help countries strengthen the medico-legal response to sexual violence. This initiative is also supported by U.N. Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict…” (11/25).

ONE Blog: How Safecity is helping women and girls speak out and protect others
ElsaMarie D’Silva, a 2015 Aspen New Voices fellow and co-founder and managing director of Safecity, discusses the Safecity app, “an online platform that encourages anonymous reporting of personal experiences of sexual violence in public spaces through crowd-sourced data,” as well as related initiatives to eliminate violence against women (11/25).

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: In War-Torn DRC, This Doctor Empowers Survivors
Catherine M. Russell, ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues at the State Department, interviews Dr. Denis Mukwege, who for the past 20 years “has treated patients who have survived serious injuries from sexual violence perpetrated as a tactic of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)…” (11/27).

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