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

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.