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Merging the models: comprehensive response

Last edited: July 03, 2013

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  • By merging the multi-sectoral and multi-level models it is possible to generate a matrix in which responsibilities are laid out at multiple levels and across different sectors.  This sort of matrix can assist programmers in designing a comprehensive action plan for their organization, and can also be used as the basis for VWG coordination plans as well as national action plans.  A matrix of these combined models provides those who are working in humanitarian settings an overarching framework to guide the development and prioritization of interventions in order to avoid the mistake of creating short-term programs that have no basis for sustainability and/or long-term impact.
  • Examples for activities across the sectors at the three levels include:




Operational Response/Services


Create policies  ensuring  health response

Training for all health care providers, standards, protocols

Screening, case management (including forensic exams), referral


Substantive and procedural law reform

Training for judiciary and lawyers

Free legal assistance to survivors


Institute legal protections, develop policies for police response

Integrate GBV response into all levels of law enforcement

Ensure privacy, personal safety, and confidentiality during investigations

Social welfare

Social welfare policies with provisions for most vulnerable

Capacity build local NGOs to provide psychosocial services

Supportive counseling and case management