||Guidelines for medical professionals. The National Action Plan (2018-2020) anticipated training and guidelines for medical professionals to support a more effective response to victims of DV. A number of informants, particularly in the two regional sites, noted that while doctors are important responders in cases of domestic violence, they also face a number of disincentives to reporting. The victim may ask them not to, fearing reprisal, and the doctor has no obligation to do so in such a case (If children are victims of violence, doctors are obligated to report). Further, as with teachers, doctors often hold prevailing patriarchal views about fault and privacy and may be disinclined to even encourage patients to report. At the same time, a number of practitioners note that guidelines for medical practitioners dealing with cases of VAW/DV are not available.