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    WEBINAR: Strengthening GBV Prevention & Response in Urban Humanitarian Settings

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    This webinar highlights learning from the Women's Refugee Commission’s research and pilot interventions in diverse urban contexts: Beirut, Kampala, Quito and Delhi. It will also review examples of GBV risk mitigation strategies tailored for at-risk urban refugees, including adolescent girls, LGBTI refugees, and refugees engaged in sex work.
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    A Guide to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Legal Protection in Acute Emergencies

    In times of war and its aftermath, legal structures that traditionally protect women and children, including formal and informal justice systems and respect for the rule of law, break down leaving them vulnerable to abuse including but not limited to rape, early and forced marriage and domestic violence. The guide summarizes an assessment of War Child Canada’s three-pronged legal protection model was implemented with South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda and uses it to identify the most important lessons for ensuring legal protection mechanisms are in place at the onset of an emergency.
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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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