Essential services package for women and girls subject to violence

The Programme identifies the essential services to be provided by the health, social services, police and justice sectors as well as guidelines for the coordination of essential services and the governance of coordination processes and mechanisms. Service delivery guidelines for the core elements of each essential service have been identified to ensure the delivery of high-quality services, particularly for low- and middle-income countries, for women and girls experiencing violence. Taken together, these elements comprise the “Essential services package”.


The essential services package comprises five modules, with a sixth module, a companion “Implementation guide” intended to assist in the implementation of the package.


Module 1: Overview and introduction

Module 2: Health essential services

Module 3: Justice and policing essential services

Module 4: Essential social services

Module 5: Essential actions for coordination and governance of coordination

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Moldova, Republic of

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls

Publication year: 2019