Battling Gender-Based Violence in Mozambique
- Mozambique wanted to strengthen its gender-based violence response.
- Abt assessed reources and provided technical assistance and training.
- We’ve reached more 40,000 individuals, and more than 1,400 potential victims have benefitted.
In year 2 of its Clinical HIV/AIDS Services Strengthening (CHASS) project, Mozambique enlisted Abt Associates to enhance the country’s gender-based violence (GBV) services alongside its HIV/AIDS services. Working with community-based organizations, Abt was tasked with creating stronger, more sustainable Mozambican systems and institutions, including:
- Expanding and improving coordination and effectiveness of GBV prevention.
- Improving policy implementation in response to GBV.
- Increasing availability and quality of GBV services.
Through CHASS-SMT, Abt:
- Established referral systems for GBV services and disseminating information on available services to the communities;
- Supported the monitoring of GBV activities;
- Provided training and technical assistance to key personnel and organizations on Mozambique’s GBV-related health services and care and awareness policies and protocols; and
- Assessed health services available for GBV victims.
Results to date include more than 40,000 individuals reached with community-level GBV-prevention activities, more than 1,400 potential GBV victims referred for services, and more than 1,300 GBV-related health services provided.
To learn more about our HIV/AIDS efforts with CHASS-SMT: