The Standard Operating Procedures for VAWG/SGBV/HP Integrated Service Provision provides a practical guide on how to provide GBV and SRHR services for women and girls with disabilities in Lagos State.
People with disabilities may be more likely to experience gender-based violence because they often have additional barriers in accessing support services and are more reliant on their abusers. Abusers may use a person’s disability to exert control or coercion in some cases. Furthermore, People with disabilities have a lot of access to services and support, which can make it more difficult for them to get help. This increases their chances of experiencing prolonged periods of abuse, which can have long-term consequences for their physical, emotional, and mental health.
The Standard Operating Procedures for VAWG/SGBV/HP Integrated Service Provision includes the following sections:
- Causes and consequences of gender-based violence against persons with disabilities.
- Principles guiding response and interventions
- Guidelines for actions
- Roles and responses to PWD survivors
- Case management etc
To assist case managers, this Standard Operating Procedures document also contains;
- A referral pathway for case management within Lagos State
- Sample consent forms
- Complain intake forms and
- Other Gender-Based Violence data reporting tools
Download full document: bit.ly/SOP-PWDs
This publication has been produced with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) within the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) funding window for the multi-year Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls.