Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Swedish Red Cross report on violence against healthcare from a gender perspective

The Swedish Red Cross has published a new report examining violence against healthcare from a gender perspective. Examining the case studies of Colombia and Lebanon, the report contributes to the wider International Committee of the Red Cross project called Health Care in Danger which aims to improve security and delivery of impartial and efficient health care in armed conflict and other emergencies.

The Swedish Red Cross's report also adds to a greater understanding of the gender dimensions of implementing international humanitarian and human rights law obligations in armed conflicts. One of the recommendations included is to ensure a gender and diversity perspective is included in the implementation and fulfilment of obligations to provide health care under relevant international humanitarian law, international human rights law and domestic laws in order to give effect to the principle of non-discrimination.

You can download the report here. In social media: #ProtectHealthCare.

/ Sally