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Health sector in the front line against gender based violence

3 December 2018

Within 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, UNFPA together with Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia and Center for Women’s Health Promotion held yet another in series of trainings for health care providers, this time in Borsko jezero from 27 to 29 November 2018.

In addition to learning more on how to recognize gender based violence, get better understanding of violence root causes and dynamics, training served as an opportunity for participants to get to know each other in order to develop good working environment and develop a common understanding of the work to be completed together.

Participants also got acquainted with the Resource Package Health Sector Response to GBV, material adapted to the context of the Republic of Serbia back in 2015 which has been used successfully to train over 140 health care providers from six regions in Serbia on how to recognize, document and provide support to women exposed to violence.

Activities are implemented within the joint project Integrated Response to Violence against Women and Girls in Serbia II, through the partnership of UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP and the Government of the Republic of Serbia and led by the Coordination Body for Gender Equality. The overall objective of the Integrated Response to Violence against Women and Girls in Serbia II is development of social and institutional environment that will contribute to zero tolerance and elimination of violence against women in Serbia. Joint actions of UN agencies and Governmental bodies contribute to solving the problem of domestic violence and violence in partner relations, enhance support to women, girls and their families and create society which does not tolerate violence. 

The project is implemented with the support of the Government of Sweden.