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

A resource package

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This programmatic package was funded by UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

It was developed jointly by UNFPA and WAVE - Women against violence Europe network. Regional input was also provided by ANNA Center Moscow. The assessment tools were developed by Sabine Bohne, University of Osnabrück. The module on Monitoring and Evaluation was drafted by Johanna Willems, independent consultant.

We would like to thank the members of the reference group, who provided valuable inputs and comments to improve the package in 2011. The reference group consisted of several experts, among others:

Ayse Akin, Director of Baskent University
Marieka Vandewiele , Programme Advisor at IPPF European Network
Meltem Agduk, Gender Programme Coordinator at UNFPA
Raluca Maria Popa, Project Manager UN Women
Pierrette Pape, Policy Officer and Project Coordinator, European Women´s Lobby.

We would also like to thank Larisa Ponarina, Irina Guschina and Larysa Magdyuk for translating the package from English to Russian.

Photo credits: UNFPA; The photograph of the woman with the health worker is taken from this website ( by Eric Cuthbert