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

A resource package

Acronyms and abbreviations

• AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

• AKH General Hospital of the City of Vienna

• APA American Psychiatric Association

• BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina

• BMWFJ Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft, Familie und Jugend

• CAADA Coordinated Action against Domestic Abuse

• CBT Cognitive behavioural therapy

• CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women

• CHANGE Center for Health and Gender Equity

• CHEC Cambodia HIV/AIDS Education and Care

• CIDA Canadian International Development Agency

• CoE Council of Europe

• CoE PA Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

• CSW Commission on the Status of Women

• DALY Disability-adjusted life year

• DEVAW Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women

• DV Domestic violence

• EECA Eastern Europe and Central Asia

• EECARO Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office of UNFPA

• EMDR Eye movement desensitization reprocessing

• ESE Association for Emancipation, Solidarity and Equality of Women of Republic of Macedonia

• FRA European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

• GBV Gender-based violence

• GR General Recommendation

• HiT Health system in Transition

• HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus

• HRBA Human rights based approach

• HRW Human Rights Watch

• IASC Inter-Agency Standing Committee

• ICMPD International Centre for Migration Policy Development

• ICPD International Conference on Population and Development

• IDRC International Development Research Centre

• IEC Information, education & communication

• IGWG Interagency Gender Working Group

• ILO International Labour Office

• IPPF International Planned Parenthood Federation

• IPV Intimate partner violence

• IRIS Identification & Referral to Improve Safety

• IUD Intrauterine device

• LFA Logical framework approach

• LSHTM London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

• MDF Management for Development Foundation

• M&E Monitoring & Evaluation

• mhGAP Mental Health Gap Action Programme (WHO mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized  health settings)

• MSC Most significant change

• MoU Memorandum of Understanding

• MoV Means of verification

• MWIA Medical Women’s International Association

• NGO Non-governmental organization

• OECD-DAC Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Development Assistance Committee

• OHCHR Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

• OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

• OVI Objectively verifiable indicators

• PAHO Pan-American Health Organization

• PATH Program for Appropriate Technology in Health

• PEP Post-exposure prophylaxis

• PICUM Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants

• PROI Association PROI (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

• PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder

• PPT Power Point presentation

• RBM Results-based management

• RK Republic of Kazakhstan

• SC Significant change

• SMART Specific and simple, Measurable, Appropriate and achievable, Realistic, Time-bound

• SOP Standard operating procedures

• SPECSS Separation, Pregnancy, Escalation of violence, Cultural factors, Stalking, Sexual assault

• SPICED Subjective, Participatory, Cross-checked and compared, Empowering, Diverse and disaggregated

• STI Sexually transmitted infections

• SV Sexual violence

• UK United Kingdom

• UN United Nations

• UN DESA United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs

• UNDG United Nations Development Group

• UNDP United Nations Development Programme

• UNDPI United Nations Department of Public Affairs

• UNFPA United Nations Population Fund

• UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund

• UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

• UNSCR 1244 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (Kosovo Territory)

• VAW Violence against women

• WAVE Women against Violence Europe

• WHO World Health Organization

• WHPC Women’s Health Promotion Center (Belgrade)

• WHR Western Hemisphere Region