Lessons Learned

During the implementation of the Joint Programme “Essential services for women and girls subject to violence” in Peru, the following lessons learned were identified in the process of promoting and implementing multisectoral strategies for the prevention and care of gender-based violence:

The multisectoral approach to address GBV from a gender and human rights-based approach constitutes an essential strategy to promote a comprehensive and integrated public response to GBV.

Strengthening the leading role of the Ministry for Women and Vulnerable Populations is necessary in order to prevent GBV and improve services to survivors.

The approval of joint action protocols as basic and strategic instruments for intersectoral coordination consolidate the normative framework to address GBV and contribute to institutionalizing the integrated approach to violence as an essential strategy to deal with cases of violence.

Curso formativo sobre procesamiento de casos de feminicidio (Huancayo 2018)
Training course on processing cases of femicide (Huancayo 2018)
Representantes del Ministerio de la Mujer y del Sistema de Naciones Unidas en Foro Público (Lima 2019)
Representatives of the Ministry of Women and the United Nations System in Public Forum (Lima 2019)
Taller Regional “ Capacitaciòn de operadores/as en el marco del Protocolo CEM-EESS (Ayacucho, 2019)
Regional Workshop “Training of operators within the framework of the CEM- Healthcare Institutions Protocol” (Ayacucho, 2019)

The implementation of training modules with a focus on gender and human rights - and particularly through the use of the case simulation methodology - has been essential in strengthening the technical competencies of health and justice operators, as well as other key actors in the multisector approach to gender-based violence.

The generation of strategic information on the situation of GBV in Peru, has contributed to making visible the pending agenda in the prevention and attention of GBV.

Taller para personal del Módulo de Justicia Integrado sobre VGB (La Libertad, 2018)
Workshop for the staff of the Section on Integrated Justice on GBV (La Libertad, 2018)
Presentación de Informe “Escuelas seguras y libres de violencia” - “Si se Ve” (2017).
Presentation of the Report “Safe and violence-free schools” - “Si se Ve” (2017)

The promotion of spaces for exchange and joint management among the key actors of the multisectoral public response to GBV -particularly between the health sector and the Women's Emergency Centers (CEM) - has allowed institutionalizing the necessary coordination between both sectors to ensure justice, protection and well-being for survivors of gender-based violence, in accordance with current regulations.

The development of joint training strategies between the CEMs teams and the health facilities made it possible to strengthen the levels of coordination between the two sectors, and the installation of institutional instances for joint coordination to improve the management of GBV cases.

Foro Público “ Fortaleciendo la respuesta pública multisectorial frente a la VBG” (Lima, 2019).
Public Forum “Strengthening the multisectoral public response to GBV” (Lima, 2019)
Curso formativo para procesamiento de casos de feminicidio (Arequipa, 2018)
Training course for processing cases of femicide (Arequipa, 2018)

The lessons learned from the the multi-sectoral approach to GBV in the field included:

The institutionalization of the multisectoral pilots to address gender-based violence developed in Piura and Ayacucho, through their incorporation into institutional management instruments (e.g. Organization and Functions Regulations - OFR) has been a key action to ensure their sustainability and approval by the partners.

The establishment of working groups with participants from different institutions and CSOs contributed to improving the level of coordination amongst different actors and to the improved joint management of cases.

Boosting the intersectoral and intergovernmental coordination is a permanent process. In this sense, the pilots started in Huamanga and Piura require sustained support and active participation from the different State sectors that make it up.

Reunión de trabajo del Grupo de trabajo del Centro de Atenciòn Socioemocional (CASE-Huamanga)
Working meeting of the Working Group of the Center for Socio-Emotional Care (CASE-Huamanga)
Inaguraciòn del Taller Regional sobre Protocolo CEM-ESS con representantes de MInisterio de Salud, Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables, Gobierno Regional de Ayacucho (Ayacucho, 2019)
Inauguration of the Regional Workshop on the CEM-SSE Protocol with representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations, Regional Government of Ayacucho (Ayacucho, 2019)