Assets in emergency contexts are a double-edged sword: they can help people overcome crises but can also quickly turn into liabilities, increasing vulnerability to GBV and insecurity. Women, girls, boys and men experience these dynamics differently, and their risks of violence are unique.
Effective livelihood programs can save lives and seed long term recovery. However, humanitarian practitioners can unintentionally contribute to increased exposure to these dangers. It is critical that gender dynamics are understood, GBV risks are assessed and measures taken to reduce vulnerability from the very early days of an emergency.