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

Brief Description

Training of health care providers on the clinical management of gender-based violence (GBV) including forensic evidence preservation, collection and reporting was enhanced since 2018 by the Ministry of Health and Wellness with the support from WHO following the development of the Gender Based Violence Health Sector Policy Framework and Health Care Service Providers’ Protocols and Service Standards. These Protocols and Service Standards provide for counselling by health care providers and training for hospital based social workers on GBV. The clinicians were also trained in screening skills to identify survivors of GBV. Furthermore, WHO and UNFPA supported Government to develop a Manual for Health workers for gender responsive Management of GBV.

Source of Information

Botswana's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.39