Understanding Culture
Protecting Human Rights
Thoraya
A. Obaid

UNFPA Executive Director
Gender Equity Human Rights

Bangladesh
Colombia
Ghana
Kenya
Mauritania
Mexico
Morocco
Romania
Sierra Leone
Turkey

Laying the groundwork

Starting off right
Bulding in sustainability
Caring for the individual
The "Whole" person
Safety nets
Confidentiality
Service providers
Gaining support through advocacy
The Projects



Protect the well-being of service providers
Working on a daily basis with victims of abuse can be emotionally and physically draining. Service providers must therefore give priority to safeguarding their own energy as well as that of colleagues. Moreover, staff may also need to confront issues of abuse that they are struggling with personally.

You can't expect great performance or brilliant ideas from staff who may be dealing with their own issues of domestic violence.

A project psychologist

 



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