Violence and Injury Prevention

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

Health workers and sexual violence

UN Photo/Martine Perret

Fact 15: WHO has developed recommendations to support health workers to address the consequences of sexual violence.

To build health workers' capacity to support victims of sexual assault, WHO and other partners have developed an online e-learning course for health care providers on Clinical management of rape and Guidelines for medico-legal care for victims of sexual violence. This course aims to improve health services for victims of sexual violence by providing health care workers with the knowledge and skills needed for the care of victims of sexual violence.