Country Vanuatu
Year 2017
Type of Measure Health > Training
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

A Comprehensive Violence against Women, Children, Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups Training Manual for Health Care Professionals and Participants Guide was developed in 2017. In addition, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has endorsed the Gender Based Violence Training Guidelines and Comprehensive Participants Guidebook for Health Workers. In partnership with Vanuatu Women’s Center, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is carrying out GBV training for health workers. The MoH has also established a Gender-Desk Officer role within the Ministry. Additionally, the Police training program also includes modules on responding to sexual and gender-based violence and key issues around the rights of victims and suspects. Trainings on the Convention against Torture and the UN minimum standards on places of detention have been provided by OHCHR, Pacific Community Regional Rights Resource Team (SPC RRRT) and the ICRC.

Source of Information

Vanuatu's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.27