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A Practical Approach to Gender Based Violence: A Programme Guide for Health Care Providers and Managers

UNFPA, 2001

A sizeable proportion of women, worldwide, have experienced GBV. However, many women will not mention violence unless asked directly. Yet, few health care providers have been trained to address these difficult issues with their clients and few clinics have activities that specifically address the needs of victims of GBV. To help break the silence we are embarking on an innovative strategy to assist survivors of violence by integrating the assessment and treatment of GBV into Reproductive Health services.

Updated June 15, 2009.

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