New Resource: Providing Better Care for Women Victims of Violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:45 AM

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Eastern Europe and Russia and Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) affiliate in Russia, Centre ANNA, have released a new resource package to improve the health care response to violence against women in the region. The package is aimed at health care professionals, social service providers and policy makers. The authors hope the new resource will encourage a more “systematic approach” to identifying and treating victims of gender based violence.

The resource package, “Strengthening Health System Responses to Gender-based Violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia,” is divided into two sections. The first section provides educational materials and guidance on the roots of gender based violence (GBV) and existing human rights principles and standards related to GBV. It also addresses how to identify victims of GBV, document their injuries and properly refer them for appropriate care and essential services. It suggests methods to monitor and evaluate the health system response to GBV. The second section contains ten GBV training modules for relevant health care professionals.

The health care resource is available in English and Russian

Compiled from: WAVE Newsletter September 2014, Women Against Violence Europe (October 6, 2014); Strengthening Health System Responses to Gender Based Violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, UNFPA Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, WAVE Network, and European Info Centre Against Violence (2014).