Document Type

Case Study

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

This issue of Quality/Calidad/Qualité describes the evolution of Profamilia through its work on gender-based violence in the Domincan Republic.Their project was conceived along two simultaneous paths: providing support services directly to women and girls who had experienced violence and initiating advocacy in the wider policy arena. Profamilia joined the commission that ultimately designed and promoted a law to increase protection against violence, especially domestic violence against women and children. Although the clinics now run a dynamic service program, the agency has also sustained its advocacy activities. Most of Profamilia’s advocacy work is undertaken in partnership with other NGOs or with government agencies and has converted the organization from a family planning organization to a sexual and reproductive health organization that truly serves women.

DOI

doi.org/10.31899/pgy2.1095

Language

English

Comments

Issue no. 18 of Quality/Calidad/Qualité, a series of case studies of high-quality, innovative programs in sexual and reproductive health.

Project

Adolescent Girls' Programming: Community of Practice

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