A Guidebook on Support and Referral Services for Abused Women and Survivors

The number of violence against women (VAW) crimes in Egypt has increased despite all the attempts to pass a law criminalizing this violence. In addition to the efforts of civil society organizations, and despite the efforts made by the state to reduce VAW, especially through the development of women’s shelters which have proved to be ineffective for several reasons, the guide tries to shed light on these shortcomings and to address the issue of violence against women in detail. The first chapter starts with the definition of the concept of violence against women, explaining the types of referral systems and the impact of the different forms of gender-based violence on victims and survivors.

The guide has two main goals; the first is related to skills represented in enriching the knowledge of each of the associations and institutions that provide referral services for victims and survivors of VAW. The second goal is a monitoring goal. It is related to monitoring, inventorying and updating information and data on governmental and private services provided to women and girls victims and survivors of violence.

The second chapter of the guide elaborates on how to deal with victims and survivors of VAW, what rights and services should be available to them as well as the qualities that should be present in the service providers. The third and final chapter deals with the governmental and private services provided to survivors of violence and the challenges facing the referral system in Egypt from coordination between different agencies and bureaucracy in Egypt.


To view the full guide in Arabic (for translated versions of the guide, please contact us):دليل إرشادي عن الإحالة للمعنفات والناجيات من العنف في مصر

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