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The Essential Services Package (ESP) for Women and Girls Subject to Violence is a global guidance supporting national systems to respond to gender-based violence across four key sectors: health, social services, justice and police. The ESP guidelines include sector-specific modules for service provision, as well as a module on coordination, on implementation and a costing tool.

This report provides a summary of UNFPA key achievements in rolling-out the ESP, identifies good practices and outlines the key role the ESP has played in maintaining access to services for survivors during the pandemic and as part of the Spotlight Initiative. Furthermore, as a central tool for guiding safe, effective and comprehensive provision and coordination of services for survivors of GBV, the ESP has the potential to be expanded and strengthened during Phase III. In this report, UNFPA identifies nine areas for acceleration and provides recommendations for action to move it forward.