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MoH and UNFPA record more than 1,000 cases of gender-based violence

MoH and UNFPA record more than 1,000 cases of gender-based violence

MoH and UNFPA launch Safe Room for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence, in Bobonaro Municipality/ Image Tatoli/Jegerjo Guterres

DILI, 13 february 2024 (TATOLI) – The Minister of Health (MoH), in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) registered more than 1,000 cases of gender-based violence (GBV), last year.

“Most of these cases were registered in Dili, RAEOA, and Ermera. However, some cases occur in other municipalities,” said the National Director of Primary Health Care, Noel Gama Soares.

He said that UNFPA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, had established safe spaces for GBV survivors in hospitals and health centers across the country.

Soares said that survivors of GBV can report their cases to the authorities while receiving services in the safe spaces provided in health centers.

UNFPA and MoH organized a training on the Gender-Based Violence Information Management (GBVIM) which will enable authorities to effectively and safely collect, store, analyze, and share data reported by GBV survivors.

UNPFA spokesman Dircio Francisco Xavier said that GBVIM training is necessary to combat and reduce GBV cases in the country: “This training will be extended to other municipalities.”

 

Journalist: Jesuina Xavier

Editor: Cancio Ximenes

Translation: Jose Belarmino de Sa 

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