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

December 4, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am


December 4, 2014
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 520
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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GBV Task Force

To commemorate the 16 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.


  • Claudia Garcia Moreno, World Health Organization (WHO): “From Evidence to Action: WHO Guidelines for Responding to Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women” (PDF: 1548 KB)
  • Alessandra Guedes, Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO): “Asking Women about Violence: Understanding Different Points of View” (PDF: 562 KB)
  • Chi-Chi Undie, Population Council: “The Power of Asking: What Happened When Women in a Public Kenyan Hospital Were Routinely Asked about Intimate Partner Violence” (PDF: 393 KB)

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