• Reports on Gender-based Violence

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    Urban Gender-Based Violence Risk Assessment Guidance

    Identifying Risk Factors for Urban Refugees

    In cities, refugees face especially high levels of violence because displacement, language, skin color, and other intersecting factors. Certain subgroups are at increased risk because of their work, age, disability or gender or sexual identity. Urban refugees are targeted because perpetrators assume, often correctly, that refugees are unable or unwilling to seek police protection. 

    This tool contains essential urban risk questions that are intended to supplement whatever GBV risk assessment tools are currently being used by humanitarian practitioners in urban areas.

    This is part of the tool set for addressing GBV risk among urban refugees.

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    The World Humanitarian Summit

    The World Humanitarian Summit is an opportunity to re-create humanitarian programming to better respond to the particular needs of women and girls.
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    No Safety for Refugee Women on the European Route

    Report from the Balkans

    There is virtually no consideration of gender-based violence along the route to ensure safe environments, identify survivors and ensure that services are provided to them.
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    I See That It Is Possible

    Building Capacity for Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence (GBV) Programming in Humanitarian Settings

    An examination of the barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from accessing gender-based violence programs, and practices to increase their access.

    Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence Programming | English Accessible

    Building Capacity for Disability Inclusion in Gender-based Violence (GBV) Programming in Humanitarian Settings

    English Accessible Version | Full page here | An examination of the barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from accessing gender-based violence programs, and practices to increase their access.
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    Refugee Survey Quarterly Refugee Women--Twenty Years On

    Dale Buscher, director of protection at the Women's Refugee Commission, has an article in Refugee Survey Quarterly (Vol. 29, No. 2). The edition is devoted to gender equality and refugee women. In the lead article, “Refugee Women: Twenty Years On,” Buscher describes progress made since UNHCR released its first Policy on Refugee Women in 1990, including in the areas of reproductive health and gender-based violence, and outlines issues that require further attention, such as the gap between knowledge and practice, and the protection risks women continue to face in camps.

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    IASC: Safe Decision Trees

    Task Force on Safe Access to Firewood & Alternative Energy in Humanitarian Settings

    Task force on safe access to firewood and alternative energy in humanitarian settings.

    Decision Tree Diagrams on Factors Affecting Choice of Fuel Strategy in Humanitarian Settings

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