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UNFPA has established 4 Women Safe Spaces in the East, West and South of Libya, where women and girls are learning livelihood skills and receive sensitization messages on reproductive health and gender-based violence (GBV). Given women’s need for services to address the consequences of gender-based violence, UNFPA is responding by providing psychosocial support and counseling to GBV survivors.

To date, more than 12,720 women and girls have benefitted from these services in UNFPA Women Safe Spaces and more than 14,000 have received kits containing items for female hygiene and wellbeing, distributed in the centres and in several IDP camps. With the success and good acceptance of the services by the Libyan community, expansion of UNFPA GBV services is highly demanded in other municipalities and to migrants and refugees. UNFPA is structuring a solid basis of intervention involving main governmental institutions and actors, including the Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Health.

UNFPA has conducted the first-ever GBV situation analysis in Libya and is working with partners to support the establishment of a GBV Information Management System.