Developing strategies to combat violence against women in developing countries: health care strategies

Team members: 
Els Leye, Ann Githaiga, Marleen Temmerman
Team members: 
Els Leye, Ann Githaiga, Marleen Temmerman

OBJECTIVES

Main objective:

  • Preliminary policy research for Belgian Technical Cooperation on combating gender based violence in developing countries

Specifc objectives:

  • To define the problem of gender based violence (GBV) in developing countries
  • To assess the magnitude of the problem of GBV in developing countries, in particular in partner countries
  • To define risk situations for GBV
  • To determine the role of the health sector in the detection and intervention of GBV
  • To formulate policy guidelines regarding prevention of GBV and interventions for victims of GBV by health care sector

METHODS

  • Literature review
  • Networking with existing key organisations working on GBV in developing countries
  • Developing discussion group/workshop with experts to discuss possible health care strategies for combating GBV

ACTIVITIES

  • Identification of key persons/experts/networks
  • Data collection regarding prevalence of GBV in developing countries
  • Literature review 
  • Data and literature analysis 
  • Networking
  • Organisation of workshop to discuss recommendations for health care strategies to combat GBV in developing countries
  • Writing of report and guidelines for Belgian development cooperation

RESULTS

  • Publication of report "Health care strategies for combating violence against women in developing countries. Ghent, August 1999", Els Leye, Ann Githaiga, Marleen Temmerman.
  • Strategies for the health care sector for the prevention of GBV and policy recommendations to combat GBV for the Belgian Technical cooperation.
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Funding agencies: 
Project status: 
Closed
Project status: 
Closed
Period: 
01/01/1999-01/08/1999
Period: 
01/01/1999-01/08/1999
Ends on: 
Friday, November 23, 2012
Ends on: 
Friday, January 1, 1999
Ends on: 
Thursday, January 1, 2009
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