Joint Multi-sector Gender-based Violence Initiative
The initiative brought together Health and Justice Sector institutions as well as Development Partners and Civil Society Organisations under the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF). A Technical Working Group on GBV was used to create a joint GBV Policy and Strategy. As a next step a multi-sector guideline will be drafted to assure a quality referral system for victims, which is currently a challenge. Regular exchange and meetings between Prosecutors and Police Officers specialised on the subject (and at times also doctors and the Health Ministry) have resulted in the creation of medical report forms to increase the evidence base in sexual violence and GBV cases.
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