Clinical Management of Rape (CMR)
In order to develop the capacity of frontline actors working with SGBV survivors in emergency settings, ABAAD, in partnership with UNICEF, conducted facility-based training on CMR in 14 different hospitals and primary health care centers (PHCs) in the Bekaa, North, South, and Mount Lebanon governorates.
Overall, 223 medical staff members (81% female, 19% male) - obstetricians and gynecologists, pediatricians, nurses, midwives, medico-social workers, and some administrative staff - participated in the trainings.
The targeted hospitals and PHCs were selected by ABAAD in coordination with UNICEF, UNHCR, the Reproductive Health Working Group, and the National GBV Taskforce based on CMR field assessments using pre-defined criteria. The training sessions, conducted by a prominent medical doctor specialising in Forensic Medicine, Medical Law, Emergency and Disaster Medicine, as well as gender-based violence (GBV), communicated methods and skills of identifying and managing cases of sexual violence and assault using the internationally adopted curriculum and tools.