Being a diverse and forward-thinking movement also means consistently seeking to understand and experiment with new ideas. The GBV Prevention Network, therefore, offers access to a wealth of compelling resources from both members and non-members. Here, you can keep up-to-date with thousands of the latest ideas and efforts being made to prevent VAW around the region. You can also share your own vision and practices, so others can learn from your experiences. We hope these materials will continue to expand our Network’s culture of learning!

Theme VAW in Emergencies

Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings

This handbook represents a key tool for all sectors of the humanitarian community to work together in the prevention of and response to gender-based violence. Drawing from and building upon a growing body of international tools and resources, it provides the most comprehensive guidelines to date on how to establish coordination mechanisms to address gender based violence in emergencies. Its purpose is to facilitate concrete action—from the earliest stages of humanitarian intervention—to safeguard survivors and protect those at risk, and to accelerate efforts aimed at ending gender-based violence.

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Source: Global Protection Cluster

Authors: Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group

Year of publication: 2010


GBV Prevention Network’s Thematic Working Group on Violence against Women in Emergencies

One of the best ways to improve response to violence against women (VAW) in emergencies and to reinforce community resilience to crises is to strengthen local actors’ capacity and access to resources. Building emergency preparedness capacity of local and national non-governmental organizations (LNGOs) to address the immediate protection needs of women and survivors of VAW, and in particular survivors of sexual violence, during conflict and other emergencies is critical.

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Source: International Rescue Committee and  GBV Prevention Network

Authors: IRC and GBV Prevention Network

Year of publication: 2015

Sheltering Displaced Persons from Sexual & Gender-based Violence

Across the globe, rape and sexual torture are committed during periods of armed conflict or natural disaster. However, the risk of sexual and gender-based violence continues for many even once they have fled to a refugee or internal displacement camp. Providing protection in these insecure settings, where resources are scarce, can be tremendously challenging. This publication presents four reports that examine shelters in Haiti, Kenya, Colombia and the Thailand/Burma border.

A fifth comparative report summarizes the unique challenges that shelter-providers face, as well as strategies for protecting and serving refugees and internally displaced persons in camps and urban areas. The reports, which were requested by the UNHCR, also include recommendations for improved security and call attention to protection gaps that leave many male and LGBT survivors especially vulnerable.

Source: UN women’s report network

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Gender Relations, Sexual and Gender-based Violence and the Effects of Conflict on Women and Men in North Kivu, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice, 2014.

Complete results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which reveal high levels of gender-based violence and the continuing effects of conflict on couple and family relations.

Source: www.promundo.og/br

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