19 July2016: “National Referral System for Women Victims of Violence” Prospects and Opportunities for Development and Complementarity

The event, supported by Aecid - Spanish Cooperation and the Italian Development Cooperation Agency – AICS (WELOD 3 programme) will be held will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah. The conference will highlight the opportunities and prospects to develop the National Referral System that was initially developed and launched by Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling and Juzoor for Health and Social Development, in collaboration and partnership with governmental and non-governmental institutions in 2010. The Referral System was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on December 2012 which provided a significant opportunity to protect women victims of violence based on well-defined system and procedures. This Conference will provide a platform for different service providers to present their experience on implementation of the National Referral System, highlight successes, obstacles and present recommendations to develop the system to better respond to the protection needs of women victims of gender based violence.