Country Antigua and Barbuda
Year 2018
Type of Measure Health > Training
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In  2018, the Directorate of Gender Affairs (DoGA)  developed  Project  SAVE  –  Antigua  Barbuda,  which  provided  training  for healthcare professionals focused on screening patients for Gender-Based and Sexual Violence (GBSV). Project SAVE – Antigua Barbuda was  adapted  from  a  past  training  facilitated  by  the  Florida  Council  Against  Sexual  Violence (FCASV) and was restructured to fit the local context. The training beneficiaries included medical doctors,  nurses,  and  other  stakeholders  who  provide  direct  health  services  such  as  the  AIDS Secretariat  and  the Substance  Abuse  Division.  The  training  aimed  to  educate  health  care providers about sexual violence and their role in helping survivors, to help health care providers feel more comfortable screening for and discussing GBSV with their patients, and to offer health care providers skills and tools that enhance their practice with survivors of GBSV, and patients dealing with other sensitive situations. 

Source of Information

Antigua and Barbuda's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.36