In the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to ending impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict-affected settings and to achieving assistance and justice for victims. It is acknowledged that this is an important part of the response to sexual violence.
The aim of this manual is to support government agencies, NGOs and inter-institutional networks in the development of processes for integrating HIV and VAW interventions in the specific areas of prevention, VCT, PMTCT, care, support and treatment.
The Guide is intended for use by state-level entities providing training to community based organizations (CBOs) or to other state-level entities as well as for CBOs providing training within their own organizations or to other professionals in their communities.
The aim of these guidelines is to improve professional health services for all individuals (women, men and children) who have been victims of sexual violence by providing: health care workers with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for the management of victims of sexual violence; standa