Samoa Inter - Agency Essential Services Guide for Responding to Gender-Based Violence and Child Protection

Authors/editor(s): Samoa Ministry of Women, Community & Social Development, with technical support from UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA

Women and children survivors of violence in Samoa will now have better response, referral and coordination of gender-based violence services with the release of their new protocol to guide the referral pathway between survivors and multi-sector service providers, the Inter-Agency Essential Services Guide for Responding to Cases of Gender-Based Violence (IESG).

Evidence shows that gender-based violence and child abuse are serious issues in Samoa and standard operating procedures for responding to cases across agencies and sectors is critical to a successful response for addressing violence against women, as well ensuring child protection.

The IESG is a culmination of two years of work, including national consultations with key stakeholders from relevant sectors and CSOs; and technical drafting, review, design, and translation of the final guidelines.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; Samoa

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Manuals/guides

Publication year: 2021