Gender, Women's Health and Ageing

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The Gender, Women's Health and Ageing Programme supports Member States to formulate, implement and evaluate health policies, programmes and services that contribute to gender equity and improve women's health throughout their lifespan.


World Health Assembly adopts a historic resolution that addresses violence against women and girls

assembly20 May 2014 – Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata, First Lady of Zambia, addressed delegates at the World Health Assembly and deplored the prevalence of violence against women and girls and the extent to which cases of violence remain hidden and unrecognized. Member States adopted a resolution on “Strengthening the role of the health system in addressing violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children” at the 67th World Health Assembly.