The project aims to provide adequate health care, treatment and intervention for women victims of violence in partner relationships, in order to influence the reduction of the phenomenon and recognize the impact of violence on women's health in Serbia.

The aims of the project:

  • Training health care workers to recognize violence against women
  • Acquiring knowledge and skills for approaching and making conversation with a woman, a victim of violence, data collection on violence, examination of an abused women and recording the health consequences
  • Raising awareness of health care workers about the importance of providing comprehensive medical and health assistance to victims of violence
  • Creation of a basis for a multidisciplinary approach to combating violence against women - to develop a model of cooperation among institutions at local level

We have prepared a Manual for health care workers and for education we used recommendations of the World Health Organization.

The training includes health care workers from 16 health care centers in Belgrade municipalities and ten cities in Serbia - Pancevo, Novi Sad, Vrbas, Vrsac, Alibunar, Sabac, Kragujevac, Nis, Pirot and Uzice.

The final result of the project is proposal of a form for documentation of violence and its health consequences in primary health care services to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia to the acceptance and adoption, so this kind of approach could be implemented in daily practice of health care institutions.

This project is supported by the Ministry of Health, Republic of Serbia.

The project is financially supported by the Canadian International Development Agency CAFOD UK.