Establishing standard procedures to ensure there’s no “wrong door” for violence survivors to seek help

Historically, a fragmented approach has been in place in responding to violence against women, ad hoc measures and limited understanding by officials due to the absence of clear national guidelines. Establishing SOPs is critical to strengthen systems and create a clear framework for sectors to work vertically, as well as coordinate horizontally. Meaning, there is no “wrong door” for a survivor to walk through if they are seeking help – be it a hospital, a district LWU or the closest police station.

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