Women's Safety and Self Defense Tips
Document provided by Women on Guard with many useful tips ranging from vacation safety, various fraud schemes, hold up prevention, child protection, rape preventive measures and much more.
Teen Survival Guide: Health Tips FOR Girls
A Lifetime of Good Health: Your Guide to Staying Healthy
This guide to staying healthy is brought to you by womenshealth.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health). Your health needs will change throughout the years. This guide offers you a plan for health at all stages of life. It begins with healthy behaviors to prevent and manage the many health conditions that can affect you. It also specifically addresses things that are important to women, like pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, and breast cancer. Although there are genetic risks that you cannot control for many diseases, there are some risks that you can overcome by following key preventive steps. These steps are outlined in this booklet and are not difficult to follow. Please use them to make healthy choices for yourself and for the people you love.
Breast cancer fact sheet
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. It also is the second-leading cancer killer of women, after lung cancer. Every woman has a chance of getting breast cancer. About 1 in 8 women will find out she has breast cancer at some point in her life. This might sound scary. But today, most women with breast cancer survive it. With breast cancer screening, including mammograms, doctors often can find cancer early. Treatment has the best chance of success when cancer is found early. Find out more in this summary fact sheet published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health.
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL - Resolution 1325 "WOMEN, PEACE & SECURITY"
The Security Council adopted resolution (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security on 31 October 2000. The resolution reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. Resolution 1325 urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts. It also calls on all parties to conflict to take special measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, in situations of armed conflict. The resolution provides a number of important operational mandates, with implications for Member States and the entities of the United Nations system.
UN Security Council Resolution 1820 "SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN CONFLICT AREAS"
UN Security Council resolution 1820 was adopted in June 2008 to address the issue of widespread sexual violence in conflict, either when used systematically to achieve military or political ends, or when opportunistic and arising from cultures of impunity. Resolution 1820 identifies sexual violence as a matter of international peace and security that necessitates a security response, by recognizing that such acts can exacerbate situations of armed conflict and can impede the restoration of peace and security.
Women and the global economic crisis
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Women and the global economic crisis
Women are shouldering the economic crisis in every corner of the globe. Women are more likely than men to be in vulnerable jobs, to be unemployed, to lack social protection and to have limited access to and control over financial resources. Women in both developed and developing countries are facing job cuts, loss of livelihoods, increased responsibilities in all areas of their lives and even an increased risk of violence.
UN Safer Cities Promotional Booklet
It is projected that by 2030, two-thirds of humanity will be living in towns and cities around the world. Another feature of the new urban age is that the global number of slum dwellers is now set to top the 1 billion mark. At this turning point in history, UN-HABITAT surveys show crime and fear of crime to be perhaps the most influential factors in our daily lives dictating where we choose to live, how to behave, where to go, and where to work.
Violence against women
Violence against women (abbreviated VAW) is, collectively, violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. Sometimes considered a hate crime, this type of violence targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive. This type of violence is gender-based, meaning that the acts of violence are committed against women expressly because they are women, or as a result of patriarchal gender constructs.
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