4152.0 Global women's health: Advocacy, policy, and social justice

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The sustainability of women’s health interventions in developing countries is a critical focus area for public health researchers, providers, and policy analysts. Efforts designed to promote sustainable women’s health policies to promote health include grassroots health advocacy programs, community-based participatory research, and epidemiological analysis. In this oral session, panelists will describe international women’s health strategies to promote social justice in various countries around the globe. Topics of interest for the panelists are capacity-building programs to increase leaders in the public health pipeline, intimate partner violence (IPV), and family planning programs.
Session Objectives: Describe predictors of intimate partner violence (IPV) and identify global health policies to reduce risk for women in developing countries Identify strategies to increase the capacity of women’s health leadership List misconceptions about family planning programs that impact contraceptive use

Prevalence and severity of intimate partner violence prior to pregnancy, during pregnancy and in the first nine months postpartum among women residing in an urban township in Durban, South Africa
Allison Groves, Suzanne Maman, PhD, Luz McNaughton Reyes, PhD, Carolyn Tucker Halpern, PhD, Vangie Foshee, PhD, Sandra L. Martin, PhD and Dhayendre Moodley, PhD
Tip of the iceberg: Reporting and gender based violence in developing countries
Tia Palermo, PhD, Jennifer Bleck, MPH, Doctoral Student and Amber Peterman, PhD

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Labor Caucus, Socialist Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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