Over the past two years Sama has been involved in initiatives for developing collective, strengthened understanding / perspectives of gender based violence as a health issue and strengthening health sector response to survivors of violence, through workshops with community based organisations, networks, health workers in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Assam and others.
Towards taking forward the discussions and outcomes of these workshops, and consolidating understanding and capacities of organizations from the different states Sama is organizing this two and half day workshop titled The Way Ahead: Strengthening the Response of the Health Care System to Gender Based Violence. The workshop will be held in New Delhi between 27 and 30 November, 2013.
Specifically this workshop will seek to:
- Enable an understanding and analysis of the health system in which response to gender based violence (sexual violence as well as ‘domestic’ violence) is located
- Build capacities in engaging with the health system to initiate / or strengthen response.
- Strengthen understanding and analysis of the law, policy, recent amendments, standard protocols and proformas.
- Learn from existing strategies amongst participants to initiate responses at different levels of the health system.