Country China
Year 2008
Type of Measure Health > Training
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

The Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund are working together to launch a programme of medical intervention against violence against women, in order to raise social gender awareness among medical staff as well as their ability to intervene medically against violence against women. 

In November and December 2008, the Ministry of Health held two national-level training sessions on pilot projects in medical intervention in violence against women, consisting of training in social gender awareness and medical intervention in sexual violence as well as multi-departmental cooperation on violence against women for 60 technical specialist personnel from medical care agencies in two pilot-project areas.  Following completion of the training sessions, the scope of training will continue to be broadened in the pilot-project areas, with expanded training in local medical institutions.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of China to the questionnaire on violence against women, January 2009