Authors: Betron, Myra; Thapa, Anil; Amatya, Roshani; Thapa, Kusum; Arlotti-Parish, Elizabeth; Schuster, Anne; Bhattarai, Jona; Limbu, Sandhya; Chiweshe, Malvern Tatenda; Rishal, Poonam; Dhital, Rolina
Only one in five Nepali women seek care following gender-based violence (GBV). Myra Betron and colleagues evaluated whether female community health volunteers (fCHVs), with their trusted role in society, could improve care for these women. After attending a single day of training, fCHVs reported increased knowledge, attitudes, and confidence in providing care for GBV. One year later, fCHVs successfully improved community awareness and support for survivors.
Link: Should female community health volunteers (FCHVs) facilitate a response to gender-based violence (GBV)? A mixed methods exploratory study in Mangalsen, Nepal
Resource Topic: CHW Role
Resource Type: Research