To provide an overview of the Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence: Core Elements and Quality Guidelines launched in 2015 by UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, UNDP and UNODC. These Guidelines identify comprehensive essential actions to be provided by the health, justice and policing and social services sectors, as well as guidance for the coordination of essential services, for women and girls who have experienced violence. The Guidelines are a practical tool which aim to support countries as they work to design, implement and review existing services for women and girls who are survivors of violence, in a wide range of settings.


The course is devided into following modules:


    1. Overview and Introduction


    1. Health Services


    1. Justice and Policing


    1. Social Services


    1. Coordination and Governance of Coordination


The course primarily targets practitioners, those individuals working in key line ministries and organizations that provide support to survivors of violence in the social, health and police and justice sectors. The package is also useful for UN agencies, civil society and others or who are interested in this area and want to learn more about how to support women and girls who have experienced violence.