The RESPONSE Project priority as financially supported by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme (2014-2020) of the European Union is “…training…professionals to better identify survivors, through routine check-ups or procedures or routinely posing questions on experiences of violence and adverse childhood experiences, and developing efficient referral mechanisms and pathways.

Therefore, our major results will be focused on training and capacity building for health care professionals in five partner countries and develop tools that can be used for any stakeholder interested in better identification, referral, reporting, safety planning and support for survivors of violence.



Newspaper/magazine articles

Newspaper article [RO] : Reporting gender based violence, Diana Dulf, 14 April 2017. Link here.

Newspaper article [RO]: Identifying and reporting gender based violence, Diana Dulf, 22 September 2017. Link here.

Magazine article [EU]: The RESPONSE Model: Strengthening the Capacity ofWomen’s Health Settings to Support Survivors of Gender-Based Violence, Kelly Blank, December 2018. Link to the magazine.

Journal Article [ES]: Addressing gender-based violence during pregnancy from maternal health services: RESPONSE Project, January 2019. Link not yet published.

Journal Article [DE]: Umgang mit gewaltbelasteten Frauen in der Geburtshilfe, Ulrike Janz, November 2018. Link here.

Newspaper Article [FR]: Profession Sage-femme, December 2018. Link here.

Conference participations and presentations


M. Timofe, D. Dulf. “Multi-agency response for reporting of GBV in women’s health services”, ICONIC – 2nd International Conference on Non-communicable Diseases (ICONiC): Hold the Door against Injury and Disease, 22 May 2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. [ENG]. Link to the presentation here.

D. Dulf, A. Sidor, E. Bozdog, C. Baba, A. Preda, A. Milaș, F. Stamatian. “Reporting of Gender-Based Violence in Womens’ Health Services – Response Project”, the XII National Congress of Perinatal Medicine, 28 September 2017, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. [ENG]. Link to the abstract here.

M. Rösslhumer, AÖF, Austria. “RESPONSE Project & maternal health settings in detecting domestic violence”, 31 October 2017, WAVE Conference, Budapest, Hungary. [ENG]. Link to the program here.

E. Bozdog. “Multi-agency response for reporting of GBV in women’s health services”, EFJCA Conference, 2 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium. [ENG]. Link to the presentation here.

A.Sidor. “Motivational interviewing or MAPS?”, EFJCA Conference, 2 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium. [ENG]. Link to the presentation here.


Ulrike Janz, Gesine, Germany. GESINE regional network meeting, 11 April, 26 April, 23-24 August. [DE]. Target audience: regional network members

Comisión para la Investigación de Malos Tratos a Mujeres, III International Congress on Gender, Ethics and Care, 16-18 May 2018, Barcelona, Spain, [ES]. Target audience: health professionals. Link to the presentation here.

Ulrike Janz. National Conference of Leading Midwives, 15 October 2018, Kassel, Germany. [DE]. Target audience: midwives

Diana Dulf. Identifying and reporting of GBV in women’s health services: TheRESPONSE Project, 23 October 2018, Valletta, Malta. [EN]. Target audience: specialist women’s support services/ women’s NGOs, media, academics. Link to the presentation here.

M. Nectoux, Psytel, France. Intervention during National Conference for midwives, 22 November 2018, [FR]. Target audience: midwives.

M. Rösslhumer, AÖF, Austria. “Implementation of victim protection units in Austria”, 5December 2018, Vienna, Austria. [DE]. Target audience: clinical staff and social workers. Link to the presentation here.

M. Rösslhumer, AÖF, Austria. “10 years of victims protection units”, 4 December 2018, Vienna, Austria. [DE]. Target audience: clinical staff and midwives.