The Government of Kerala has launched a new programme on ‘Medical Care for Victims of Gender Based Violence/Social Abuses’ in selected institutions of 14 districts, funded by State Plan Fund. For coordinating the activities and counselling of cases one female Coordinator/Counsellor is appointed in each GBV Centre. The main objective of this centre is to provide counselling to the victims of GBV and strengthen the capacity of health care providers in the hospital and also district to respond to survivors of violence against women.

This project is a new intervention by Government of Kerala in association with NRHM. Government of Kerala has earmarked Rs.50 lakhs for the management of gender issues for 2009-10 for 14 districts. IEC activities and appointment of GBV Coordinators/Female Counselors are done through NRHM.

Major activities of the GBVM project:

  • One GBV Centre in every district
  • An inter sectoral Committee  in every district
  • Institutional level Committee in the hospital where GBV centre is established
  • Training for  doctors, Nurses  & Para medical Staff
  • One Coordinator/Counsellor in every district GBV Centre

GBV Centers in 14 District

  1. General Hospital Trivandrum
  2. District Hospital, Kollam
  3. GH Pathanamthitta
  4. General  Hospital Alappuzha
  5. District Hospital, Idukki
  6. District Hospital, Kottayam
  7. General Hospital, Ernakulam
  8. District Hospital, Thrissur
  9. District Hospital, Palakkad
  10. District Hospital, Manjeri
  11. General Hospital Calicut
  12. District Hospital, Kannur
  13. THQH Sulthanbathery
  14. District Hospital, Kanjangad