Globally, 70% of the health and care workforce are women. Violence and harassment in the health care sector accounts for almost one in four of all reported cases and is 16 times more likely to affect health and care workers compared to other sectors. Nurses are three times more likely to experience violence in the workplace than any other health professionals. The impact of workplace violence in the health sector is known to lower staff retention, affect physical and mental health of staff, reduce the quality of care provided and impose heavy costs upon women, health systems and societies.
The #healthtoo movement is a movement initiated by Women in Global Health to highlight the stories of women working in the health sector in order to provide evidence to make the abuse visible and drive reform to end it. https://womeningh.org/healthtoo/
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The Chief Nursing Office at the World Health Organization has established a Global Community of Practice for Nursing and Midwifery. This is a virtual network that will offer forums for discussion and learning with experts about issues that matter to nurses, midwives and to the health of our communities. If you would like to join the WHO Nursing and Midwifery Global Community of Practice, please sign up via the link:
Within the Community of Practice you can join a group focused on actions arising from the discussions at this Webinar.