EU Gender Equality Index 2017: We Cannot Be Silent About Violence

Извор: WUNRN – 10.02.2018

November 2017 - Violence against women is a much bigger problem than the statistics show. Almost one in two women (47%) who have experienced violence have never told anyone, whether that be the police, health services, a friend, neighbour or colleague. Disclosed violence is only a fraction of the reality.

“Violence against women is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality. In societies that tolerate violence, fail to punish perpetrators and blame victims, women are less likely to speak about it.

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World Employment & Social Outlook – Trends 2018

Извор: WUNRN – 04.02.2018

The ILO's World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2018 examines the current state of the labour market, assessing the most recent developments and making global and regional projections of unemployment, vulnerable employment and working poverty.

The report analyses key job quality indicators, devoting particular attention to informality, underemployment and temporary employment. It also takes stock of structural sectoral shifts and ageing, two long-term trends likely to add further pressures on the labour market.

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Sexual Harassment: At Least 2 Billion Women Worldwide - Surveys

Извор: WUNRN – 02.02.2018

By Joseph Chamie - Joseph Chamie is an independent consulting demographer and a former director of the United Nations Population Division. -

NEW YORK, Feb 1 2018 (IPS) - Most of the world’s women have experienced sexual harassment. Based on available country surveys, it is estimated that no less than 75 percent of the world’s 2.7 billion women aged 18 years and older, or at least 2 billion women, have been sexually harassed (Figure 1).

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WHO European Healthy Cities Network Summit of Mayors

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 12.02.2018

12–13 February 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

The summit brings together political leaders from across the European Region and beyond. It will be attended by 43 mayors and 85 other political representatives. Participants will discuss how placing health and well-being at the heart of urban development can ensure it is equitable and sustainable.

Socially, culturally and politically, cities are more important than ever before. Within a complex world of many levels of government, numerous sectors working towards similar goals, and a broadening range of stakeholders involved in the pursuit of health and well-being, cities are uniquely placed to provide leadership.

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Global summit highlights solutions to end violence against children, calls for accelerated action

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 09.02.2018

9 February 2018 -  GENEVA. Globally, up to 1 billion children aged 2-17 years – or one in two children – have suffered physical, sexual or emotional violence or neglect in the past year. WHO will be joining global efforts next week aimed at promoting solutions, and reinforcing global commitments, to end all forms of violence against children.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will participate in The Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit, being held in Stockholm Sweden, from 14-15 February. Also participating will be HM Queen Silvia of Sweden, 30 ministers, the heads of UNICEF and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, as well as senior officials from development agencies, foundations and nongovernmental organizations.

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Sixty five cities commit to health and well-being as drivers of urban development: two out of three people in the WHO European Region live in urban environments

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 08.02.2018

Copenhagen, 8 February 2018

Thirty seven mayors will be attending the Summit of Mayors, organized by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe at UN City, Copenhagen on 12–13 February, alongside a further 80 high-ranking politicians, advisers and other civic representatives from all over the world. Almost 125 million people from Paraguay to the Russian Federation are represented by the participants in this high-level meeting.

The Regional Office is bringing together mayors, politicians and technical experts on health and well-being, under the auspices of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network, to discuss health, politics and the future.

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Global Risks Report 2018 - Gender

Извор: WUNRN – 27.01.2018

Each year the Global Risks Report works with experts and decision-makers across the world to identify and analyze the most pressing risks that we face. As the pace of change accelerates, and as risk interconnections deepen, this year’s report highlights the growing strain we are placing on many of the global systems we rely on.

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Cervical cancer prevention and control is saving lives in the Republic of Korea

Извор: Светска здравствена организација - 02.02.2018

Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

2 February 2018 – The Republic of Korea is demonstrating how it is possible, through investment and expanded universal health coverage, to reduce illness and death through cervical cancer prevention and control, also a key focus of World Cancer Day on 4 February.

Talking about sexual and reproductive health can be difficult for many people. In the Republic of Korea, WHO recommendations are helping health authorities overcome such challenges as part of a nationwide effort to protect many girls and women from cervical cancer.

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