Specialized care in cases of violence

Specialized care in cases of violence
Implement, with the support of available technologies, multisectoral, comprehensive, integrated, coordinated, interdisciplinary and accessible services, programmes and actions targeting women that are sustainable at all levels, include specialized and confidential care in cases of violence, have sufficient resources available and that bring together sectors such as the police, the judiciary, medical and psychological services and evaluation, including sexual and reproductive health services, as well as opportunities for training and generating earnings, with a view to promoting women’s autonomy in all its forms.
Priority measure number
65

Comments

This measure complements priority measure 88 for the particular case of eliminating all forms of violence against indigenous women.

Related instruments, forums and mechanisms

Priority measure 65 is fairly general in scope, embracing a variety of aspects relating to violence against women, health care, including sexual and reproductive health, and training and income generation for women’s autonomy, matters that are considered more specifically in other priority measures of this guide.

Violence against women is a central theme of priority measures 56, 57 and 58 and, in general, it has an important link to the agreements under chapter D of the Santo Domingo Consensus (“Gender equality and the elimination of violence against women”), the agreements under chapter 4 of the Brasilia Consensus (“Addressing all forms of violence against women”), agreements xxviii and xxix of the Quito Consensus, and target 5.2 of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belém do Pará) is also a suitable mechanism for follow-up.

Sexual and reproductive health, in turn, is a central subject of a chapter D of this guide (dealing specifically with universal access to sexual and reproductive health services), while training and income generation for women appears again in priority measures 54, 55 and 56 (which focus on labour market aspects that have a significant impact on women’s economic autonomy) as well as in agreement 61 of the Santo Domingo Consensus (“Prioritize also the design and implementation of public policies and programmes designed to reduce poverty among women, on the basis of sustainable development, economic growth, technical and financial support for productive activities launched by women living in poverty, training and skills-building for employment, access to decent work and optimum use of information and communications technologies, from the perspective of equality”).

Topic
Gender equality