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