Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence
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The United Nations Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence (the “Programme”), a partnership by UN Women, UNFPA, WHO and UNODC, aims to provide greater access to a coordinated set of essential and quality multi-sectoral services for all women and girls who have experienced gender based violence.
The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors as well as guidelines for the coordination of essential services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms. Service delivery guidelines for the core elements of each essential service have been identified to ensure the delivery of high-quality services, particularly for low- and middle-income countries, for women and girls experiencing violence. Taken together, these elements comprise the “Essential services package”.
The Essential Services Package aims to fill the gap between the agreements and obligations made at the international level for the provision of services for violence against women, including the agreed conclusions of the 2013 Commission on the Status of Women, and country level activity by providing technical guidance on how to develop quality essential services.” services responses.
The Essential Services Package comprises five overlapping modules, with a sixth module, a companion “Implementation guide” intended to assist in the implementation of the package.
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Meeting on Multi-Sectoral Services to Respond to Gender-based Violence against Women and Girls in Asia and the Pacific
Coinciding with the Essential Services Package, UNFPA, UN Women, WHO and UNODC have organized the meeting since 2016. The objective of this meeting is to gather representatives from governments, civil society organizations, UN Agencies and partners of countries across the 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. This year, the event will be held on 28-30 June, Bangkok Thailand, with UN agencies and partners from 13 countries in Asia and the Pacific.
Meeting on Multi-Sectoral Services to Respond to Gender-Based Violence against Women and Girls in Asia and the Pacific
28 June 2017 - 30 June 2017 Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
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