Physical, mental and societal support for women who have been victims of violence

(FINALIST 2017) Support centre: providing comprehensive care for female victims of violence.

Based on a technical innovation (the invention in 1986 of a method to heal genital mutilation), the Institut en Santé génésique (ISG, Institute in Reproductive Health) has created a multidisciplinary care protocol. The ISG takes care of female victims of violence: it ensures detection, prevention and help for women who are victims of psychological, verbal, physical, sexual, economic and ritual violence, wherever it took place.

The welcoming conditions guarantee confidentiality, equal access and treatment for all women, minors or adults, free of charge. The project brings together medicine and justice in one place: nurses, doctors, psychologists, legal experts and lawyers work together. This multidisciplinary organisation takes care of the victims, from welcoming them to resolving the situation. Moreover, the ISG offers training courses for health professionals and members of civil society who are confronted with violence against women. It also provides statistics about such violence for the public authorities.





Farida Adlani

Vice President in charge of social action, health and family for the region Île-de-France