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Psychological Health Counseling Hotline

Women find it particularly challenging to access even the most basic health care in a place like Yemen. The ability to get the service remotely could completely change how women obtain self-help. Women in general, especially those who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV), are likely to be significantly impacted by the remote supply of information and support (emotional support) over the phone. Providing remote services, such as psychological counseling, may be the best option to ensure that everyone can receive services and in complete confidentiality to ensure that all their information will not be shared with any party.

The hotline was established as a result of GBV happens everywhere and goes unreported due to barriers or restrictions imposed due to the nature of society A hotline is managed by the psychologists involved in the project in order to provide GBV services which are integrative services for what is offered in the field. The purpose of GBV hotlines is to increase a population's access to GBV response services and knowledge. Since the hotline was activated, the psychologists have provided the needed psychological services to 297 beneficiaries.

Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.