GBV Screening: Bringing Health Care Providers on Board

During the last 16 Days of Activism, on Dec. 4, 2014, the IGWG GBV Task Force launched the first of an ongoing   series to explore the current state of research and practice on screening and responding to GBV in health care settings.  The Dec. 4 panel focused on “Setting the Stage: Asking Women about Violence and Responding Within Health Care Settings.”

The second panel, held on March 31, featured three speakers who shared their lessons and research/evaluation data from training health care providers to screen for GBV.

Panelists included:

  • Fabio Verani, Senior Technical Advisor, Gender/Men As Partners, EngenderHealth, on a pilot to train health care providers in Guinea (PDF: 944 KB);
  • Ashley Jackson Technical Advisor, Reproductive Health from Population Services International (PSI), discussing training in India (presentation available upon request,;
  • Helena Acosta, Counseling Specialist at IPPF/WHR, sharing lessons from training health care providers in Mexico (PDF: 1,340 KB).

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