IOM implements actions to strengthen response to Gender-Based Violence in Panama

As part of a series of actions implemented to provide technical support and strengthen State capacities to mitigate the risks of gender-based violence (GBV) and support women, girls and adolescent survivors in Panama's border areas, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) carried out in the provinces of Darién and Chiriquí the validation of the mapping of local actors directly related to the protection of survivors.

The first validation was carried out in the province of Chiriqui between December 11 and 12, with the participation of representatives of the Supreme Court, the Public Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Women Affairs, the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and the Family (Senniaf), the National Migration Service, the Ministry of Health, agencies of the United Nations System and local NGOs. The exercise was replicated in the province of Darien on December 19.

More than 30 people representing 26 State institutions and NGOs participated in this mapping of local actors implemented with the support of the IOM Development Fund (IDF), allowing the accurate identification of available services, and laying the foundation for future intervention strategies.

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