Domestic Violence, Health Care Providers & Human Rights

This session begins with a brief introduction to the issue of domestic violence. Participants are then asked to identify health problems related to domestic violence. This is followed by two short role plays: one role play serves as a negative example of a health care provider treating a victim of domestic violence, the other role play serves as a positive example. The role plays are discussed in plenary, and groups of participants are asked to determine how specific human rights are related to the role plays. These human rights are then connected to measures that a government should take in dealing with domestic violence.  The session is concluded with a brief presentation on the role of health care providers in cases of domestic violence.

  • To become aware of the health consequences of domestic violence
  • To understand the relation between domestic violence and human rights
  • To recognize that health care providers (Doctors & Nurses) can play a role in cases of domestic violence

Health care providers who are likely to come into contact with victims of domestic violence and who have basic knowledge about human rights

120 minutes

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