Joint Programme

Essential services for the care of women and girls who suffer violence

The Essential Services is a guidance tool identifying the essential services to be provided to all women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence, including services that should be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors.”
Essential services include psychosocial and legal support.
Violence has an impact on the health of women and girls.
Survivor-centered care key to well-being
The Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 aims to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in order to reduce gender inequality and discrimination. “The UN Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence” seeks to contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and SDG No. 5 by ensuring access to integrated and quality services for victims of gender-based violence.

You may access all Modules of the “The Essential Services Packages” for Integrated Gender-Based Violence Case Management below:

The Community of Practice for Essential Services

Peru has been a member of the Community of Practice since 2017 promoting the regional and global exchange on the Programme´s successful implementation.

The Virtual Course on Essential Services is currently being developed. In Perú the Course will be distributed via the National Observatory on Violence Against Women and Families and the Ministry for Women and Vulnerable Populations.

You may access the UNFPA LACRO regional website on “Essential Services” and the Virtual Course here:

Virtual Course on Essential Services for Women and Girls suffering from gender-based violence