Specialised support for victims of violence in Health Care Systems across Europe
IMPLEMENT – Specialised support for victims of violence in Health Care Systems across Europe is a research project recently funded by the European Commission through DG Justice – Daphne III Programme. The project responds to priority 2.2.1 Support for victims of violence (SVV) of the Daphne programme by implementing capacity building in 6 European countries to strengthen the specialized support for victims of gender-based violence in emergency and obstetrical care.
The beneficiaries are women who seek emergency or obstetric care as victims of gender-based violence, and the health care professionals (doctors, nurses, midwives) who provide medical assistance.
The target groups are:
- violence prevention advocates who provide front-line assistance to victims;
- obstetric/emergency health care professionals within clinical teams who are not equipped to assist victims of gender-based violence with their specialised needs;
- health sector policymakers who are responsible for allocating the resources and institutional measures for specialised support for victims in the health care setting.
Specific objectives of the project:
- Objective 1: To perform an environmental scanning and situational analysis in each of the six partner countries;
- Objective 2: Provide one train-the-trainer seminar to empower six violence prevention advocates and six obstetric or emergency care professionals;
- Objective 3: To promote sensitisation and advocacy initiatives at the health sector policy level to encourage legal support for victims in the health care setting in the partner countries;
- Objective 4: To develop and implement an effective communications and dissemination plan to ensure maximum exposure of project activities and results to key target audiences and relevant stakeholders across the EU.