Meeting on Multi-Sectoral Services to Respond to Gender-Based Violence against Women and Girls in Asia and the Pacific

A Joint UN Programme was established on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence with participation of UNFPA, UN Women, UNDP, UNODC and WHO.
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Event type: Conferences, meetings, symposiums

Start date: 28 June 2017 | Start time: 08:30 UTC07:00
End date: 30 June 2017 | End time: 17:00 UTC07:00

Location: Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Event description

To improve the quality of and access to essential services for the survivors of gender-based violence, a Joint UN Programme was established on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence with participation of UNFPA, UN Women, UNDP, UNODC and WHO. This programme sought to fill the gap between the agreements made at the international level for responding to violence against women and girls and work done at the country level on how to develop quality services and responses. Co-organized by UNFPA, UN Women, WHO and UNODC, the objective of this meeting is to gather representatives from governments, civil society organizations, UN Agencies and partners of 13 countries in Asia and the Pacific to strengthen multi-sectoral response to gender-based violence against women and girls in context of the Global plan of action on health systems response to Violence Against Women and Girls and the Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence.

Specific Objectives

  1. To review progress, share achievements and lessons learned in strengthening the coordinated, multi-sectoral response to gender-based violence against women and girls at the country level;
  2. To introduce participating Member States to the tools, guidance and the political mandates for implementing multi-sectoral services to address gender-based violence against women and girls with a focus on the police, justice, social and health sector and the role of coordination and governance in this regard;
  3. To identify the next steps for strengthening the implementation of an essential package of coordinated, multi-sectoral services at the country level based on the guidance and tools; and
  4. To identify areas for multi-sectoral collaboration and joint UN support on addressing gender-based violence against women and girls to participating Member States.

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