Screening and Responding to Gender-Based Violence in Healthcare Settings

Nurse at a health clinic in Uganda.

During the 2014 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Task Force of the Interagency Gender Working Group (IGWG) launched the first of an ongoing series, “Screening and Responding to GBV in Health Care Settings,” to explore the current state of research and practice on screening and responding to GBV in health care settings. Featuring expert panelists with first-hand experience and a variety of perspectives, each event focuses on an aspect of GBV screening process – from health care providers to the wider community.   

Previous panel topics include “Setting the Stage: Asking Women about Violence and Responding within Health Care Settings,”  “Bringing Health Providers on Board,” and “Screening and Response: Making Referrals Work.” Check here, or join our listserv, for updates on a fourth panel in Fall 2015.

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The IGWG promotes gender equity within population, health, and nutrition programs with the goal of improving reproductive health/HIV/AIDS outcomes and fostering sustainable development.

Established in 1997, the IGWG is a network comprising nongovernmental organizations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), cooperating agencies, and the Bureau for Global Health of USAID.