Setting the Stage: Asking Women about Violence and Responding Within Health Care Settings

To commemorate the16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2014, IGWG – with  USAID, and PAHO,  WHO, CARE, PRB, and Population Council – hosted a panel entitled “Setting the Stage: Asking Women about Violence and Responding Within Health Care Settings.” Panelists described the current evidence around the effectiveness of screening for intimate partner violence in health care settings, outlined new guidelines around screening from the World Health Organization, and shared results from a pilot project in Kenya. 

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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.