GBV care’s integration in SRH centers: building the capacities of SRH services providers.


The maternal and newborn healthcare package

From September 20 to 23, 2021, UNFPA and ATSR organized a training on GBV care provision for their staff from ATSR SRH centers in Tunis, Medenine, Sidi Bouzid, Tataouine, Beja and Sfax.

The training built on the recommendations of the assessment of SRH centers capacities to integrate GBV care. The assessment concluded that ATSR has the opportunity, the readiness and the capacities to anchor itself as GBV care provider, especially in regions where no other center exists.

19 service providers benefited from this training including psychologists, midwives and nurses.

The objective of the training aimed to strengthen the capacities of service providers in the ATSR reception centers in terms of detection, listening, referral and assistance for women victims of violence.

The training focused on understanding the core notion of gender, and how to developed victim-centered approach.

The group were also trained on the notion of gender-based violence, through the definition, its typology and cycle of violence and its consequences.

The service providers were able to learn the techniques of listening, going through its theoretical aspect, then by the types of listening and listening applied to the situation of women victims of violence. Subsequently, the trainer was able to work on mastering active listening, on the management of difficult situations and the detection of gender-based violence.

Finally, the participants were able to learn the fundamental principles of the care of victims and the assessment of the seriousness and the risks mainly on women and children, to ultimately be able to put in place a strategy to mitigate the risks and break free from the cycle of violence.