Region: Latin America and the Caribbean | Topic: Gender 360, Health
Tags: Gender-based Violence, Training and Capacity Building, USAID
Over the last five years the Peruvian government has made a significant commitment and investment in developing the legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks necessary to prevent and respond to genderbased violence. There have also been many small scale NGO and government initiatives to address the issue in different parts of the country. There is increasing pressure within the government and from civil society to scale up these efforts. In response to a request from the Ministry of Health (MINSA), the USAID/Peru Mission requested that the Global Health Inter-Agency Gender Working Group (IGWG) and the Women in Development Office (EGAT/WID) develop and conduct a workshop to provide practical tools for scaling up gender-based violence programming in the country.