The University of Münster (WWU) has recently published a blog post as part of the IMPROVE project – Improving Access to Services for Victims of Domestic Violence by Accelerating Change in Frontline Responder Organisations (funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme) highlighting the benefits when training health professionals on domestic violence.

The post, titled “Training platform on domestic violence for health professionals to improve their response to victims of domestic violence”, explains how the platform provides interactive training materials drafted by the VIPROM consortium to help health professionals better identify and respond to cases of domestic violence. The authors hope that the training platform will lead to improved support for victims of domestic violence throughout Europe.

MWIA, a renowned international association representing medical women and students across all continents and eight regions, including the Southern European Region, provided the platform for the introduction of VIPROM. During her presentation, Prof. Pfleiderer emphasised the critical role medical professionals play in identifying and supporting victims of violence. With alarming statistics revealing that medical sectors encounter victims on a daily basis, often serving as the first line of response, the importance of recognising the symptoms of violence cannot be overstated. Failure to do so can leave victims feeling isolated and helpless. Prof. Pfleiderer extended an invitation to all attendees to join in supporting VIPROM. By participating in this crucial project, medical women and medical students from Southern Europe can actively contribute to the protection and care of victims.

Read the blog post here: