Sama along with Chaupal, its partner organisation in Chhattisgarh, held a two and a half day capacity building workshop from August 2 – 4, 2015 at Raipur, Chhattisgarh on ‘Addressing Gender Based Violence as a Public Health Issue’. Representatives from community based organizations and sangathans from various parts of the state took part in the workshop. The participants were involved in discussions and presentations on the framework of GBV and its relationship with health. Technical sessions were conducted on medico-legal care guideline and protocols for survivors of sexual violence. The concluding session saw a brainstorming exercise by the participants on developing a health care guideline and protocol for the survivors of domestic violence.