Country Philippines
Year 2008
Type of Measure Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > One-stop centers
Form of Violence Sexual violence

Brief Description

Rape Crisis Centers illustrate the concept of one-stop-shop where services of doctors, police officers, prosecutors and social workers can be availed of in one set-up. This is to avoid re-victimization of the clients especially in data gathering where the victim need not to repeat the story to the different service providers involved in the management of the case. For site demonstration, the project used existing facilities in cooperation/ partnership with the government Organizations (GOs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and hospitals. In Region VII, the Center is located at the Department of Social Welfare and Development Home for Girls and the Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital is the partner hospital. While for Region XI, the Centers are located at the Department of Social Welfare and Development Group Home for Girls and at the Reception Study and Diagnostic Center in the Municipality of Mati, Davao Oriental. The cases are being referred to nearby government hospital. The Center facilitated a more holistic response to the case and provides comprehensive programs and services for the healing, recovery and reintegration of rape victims-survivors and their families. The convergence of psychosocial

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the Philippines to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2008