Strengthening Response to Gender-Based Violence Survivors project underway in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste

Though the project Strengthening National Capacities of Health Sector in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste to Deliver Survivor-Centered Response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) was envisioned prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the topic could not have been more relevant in 2020-2021 when countries across the globe, including in the Asia-Pacific, saw an exacerbation of pre-existing GBV and harmful practices. 

In both Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste, the COVID-19 pandemic emerged later than in the rest of the Asia-Pacific. While the respective UNFPA Country Offices were prepared with contingency plans to prepare and implement the program under pandemic-related restrictions, it has not been without challenges.

Read our latest project update to learn about the challenges the project has faced and strategies that have been implemented so far. This document, along with the A4 version, can be found under "Program Updates" on our Strengthening Response to GBV Survivors webpage.

15 JUNE 2021