Within the framework of The United Nations Joint Global Programme onEssential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence, the Essential Services Package is a guidance tool that reflects the vital components of coordinated multi-sectoral responses forwomen and girls subject to violence. The provision, coordination and governance of essential health, police, justice and social services can significantly mitigate the consequences that violence has on the well-being, health and safety of women and girls’ lives, assist in the recovery and empowerment of women, and stop violence from reoccurring. Essential services can diminish the losses experienced by women, families and communities in terms of productivity, school achievement, public policies and budgets, and help break the recurrent cycle of violence. The Essential Service Package also plays a key role in poverty reduction and development and efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.