Strengthening Health System Responses to Gender-based Violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

A resource package

About the resource package

Gender-based violence (GBV) against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. GBV both reflects and reinforces inequalities between men and women and compromises the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its survivors. Health services offer an effective way to respond to GBV, yet a systemic approach is still often missing.

"Strengthening Health System Responses to Gender-based Violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia - A Resource Package" developed jointly by WAVE and UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia provides tool for health care staff, management of health facility and policy-makers, with a focus on the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It contains a first part (Guidance for health facilities and health care professionals in strengthening health sector responses to gender-based violence) which provides background information and practical guidelines to support policies and programmes in strengthening health system responses to GBV and a second part (Training package for health care professionals on strengthening health system responses to gender-based violence)  whcih offers a ready-made  training curriculum to strengthen the knowledge and skills of health care professionals on GBV.

For further information, please contact the WAVE Office at vanessa.depeyre@wave-network.org.