specialised services for women
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gender-specific services established to protect and empower women survivors of intimate partner violence and their children and are tailored to their specific immediate and longer-term needs.
These services are provided by specialised staff with in-depth knowledge of gender-based violence. The types of support that such services provide include: helpline support and information, shelter/refuge and safe accommodation, short and long-term psychological counselling, legal advice, advocacy and outreach services, and services for children.
European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) (2012), Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States: Violence against women – victim support