Reports on Gender-based Violence

Call to Action on Protection from Gender-based Violence in Emergencies

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A collaborative campaign to mobilize donors, UN agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders on protecting women and girls in humanitarian emergencies. It outlines concrete steps for all humanitarian stakeholders over the next five years.

Road Map

A comprehensive guide to how all humanitarian stakeholders can coordinate to end gender-based violence in humanitarian crises. All links are PDF downloads.

Action Plan

An excerpt from the Road Map, the Action plan outlines concrete steps that all humanitarian stakeholders can take over the next five years. All links are PDF downloads.

THE CHALLENGE

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a pervasive and life-threatening health, human rights, and protection issue that is exacerbated in emergencies. Yet prevention of, and response to, GBV is not comprehensively addressed and prioritized as part of humanitarian response.

THE RESPONSE: A Road Map for Driving Change

The Call to Action is a commitment by all humanitarian partners to change how we work so that every humanitarian response provides safe and comprehensive services for those affected by GBV and mitigates GBV risk. 

The Call to Action Road Map outlines concrete steps all humanitarian stakeholders can take over the next five years to build this change into the policies, systems, and mechanisms we use to respond to emergencies. Each stakeholder has unique strengths and capacities, and by coordinating action and working together, we can provide better protection from GBV to the people we serve. 

BECOME A PARTNER IN THIS LIFE-SAVING WORK

Every state, donor, and organization involved in humanitarian response can have a role in the Call to Action and become a partner. Call to Action partners commit to take action to support the Call to Action Road Map outcomes, to coordinate action with one another, and to hold each other accountable to achieve these goals. We have an obligation to act—to take all possible measures to keep people safe and to help survivors of GBV rebuild their lives.

Comprehensive information about the Call to Action and how to become a partner can be found at www.calltoactiongbv.com

 

  • Modified: Thursday, December 28, 2017
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