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Last edited: February 25, 2011

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These recommendations are extracted from International Planned Parenthood’s publication, Improving the Health Sector Response to Gender-based Violence.

  • Use the findings from the baseline study during sensitization and training of staff. Findings from the provider survey can be used to identify which specific topics need to be addressed during provider sensitizations and trainings. For example, the provider survey can point to the types of knowledge and attitudes that could be discussed at a sensitization workshop.
  • Hold a participatory workshop to share the results, identify areas that need work, and develop an action plan. After collecting baseline data, health programmes may find it valuable to hold a workshop with a broad group of staff members to discuss the results
  • Plan to collect follow-up data using the same instruments to determine how much progress your organization has made over time. Once an organization has baseline data on providers’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices, as well as clinic resources, then it can repeat the survey or clinic observation at a later point and thereby measure change over time.

Illustrative health sector monitoring and evaluation reports:

Pan American Health Organization Violence against Women: The Health Sector Responds [La violencia contra las mujeres: responde el sector salud] (Velzeboer, Ellsberg, Arcas, García-Moreno/Pan-American Health Organization, 2003).  Available in English and Spanish.

Evaluating an Intervention of Post Rape Care Services in Public Health Settings (Kilonzo, Liverpool VCT, 2007).  Power Point available in English.

Review of PAHO’s Project Towards an Integrated Model of Care for Family Violence in Central America. Final Report (Arcas and Ellsberg, 2001). Available in English.


Additional Tools and Resources:

 Ver y Atender, Guía práctica para conocer cómo funcionan los servicios de salud para mujeres víctimas y sobrevivientes de violencia sexual [Getting It Right! A Practical Guide to Evaluating and Improving Health Services for Women Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence] (Troncoso, Billings, Ortiz, Suárez/Ipas 2006). Available in English and Spanish.

Improving the Health Sector Response to Gender-Based Violence (Bott, Guedes, Claramunt,Guezmes, International Planned Parenthood Federation/ Western Hemisphere, 2004). . Available in English and Spanish.

Preventing Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Against Women: Taking Action and Generating Evidence (World Health Organization/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2010). Available in English.

Sexual Violence Research Initiative Website, Evaluation Section.  Available in English.

Positive Women Monitoring Change: A Monitoring Tool on Access to Care, Treatment and Support, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Violence against Women Created by and for HIV Positive Women (International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS, 2008). Available in English.